Human Rights Day, really?

When across the world:-

– Your gender makes you more or less equal.

– Your colour dictates your future.

– Your geographical location influences your right to life.

– Your caste can make you untouchable.

– Your religious beliefs make you worthy, or not.

– The size of your bank balance matters more than the size of your heart.

– A powerful fist has more impact than a powerful voice.

Pessimist – maybe.

Realist – I believe so.

My own country, a piece of the earth to which I am intrinsically bound, has its own tortured past. We, as a nation, have made outstanding progress in our passage “towards the light” yet the question of human rights seems to have been lost in striving towards political correctness.

“Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.” – Aung San Suu Kyi