Voices from Russia

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Comrade Fidel on REAL Human Rights

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There’s often talk of human rights, but it’s also necessary to talk of the rights of humanity. Why should some people walk barefoot, so that others can travel in luxurious cars? Why should some live for thirty-five years, so that others can live for seventy years? Why should some be miserably poor so that others can be hugely rich? I speak on behalf of the children in the world who don’t have a piece of bread. I speak on the behalf of the sick that have no medicine, of those denied their rights to life and human dignity.

Fidel Castro Ruz

Address to the UN General Assembly, 1979

Editor:

Note well that the Western poseurs want us to feel sorry for the rich and bloated… and to kick aside the poor and destitute. Indeed, the “conservative” mindset is unutterably and irredeemably evil… the worst being the so-called “neocons” and “paleocons”. The former believe in violence and rapine in foreign parts; the latter believe in violence and rapine confined to the domestic sphere. Note well that the so-called “paleocons” all defend the Confederacy… a polity that committed political suicide because it wouldn’t abolish human chattel slavery.

Comrade Fidel kept his word and do note how restrained his funeral was; it was without needless pomp and without public puffery. It was as modest as the man himself was. You can emulate Comrade Fidel or you can emulate Donald Trump… it’s clear to me that decency calls out for only one of those named… it sure isn’t “The Donald”…

BMD

Saturday, 29 October 2016

29 October 2016. Stopping Executions is “Bad”… Chopping Off Heads is “Good”… So Says the UN Under US Pressure

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This is what the Church teaches on the death penalty… it always has… it always will. Tsar Aleksandr Aleksandrovich routinely commuted ALL death sentences to ten years at hard labour, except for crimes against the state. Do note that the godless Republican filth don’t do likewise. Vote accordingly…

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The UN Human Rights Council removed Russia, which has had a moratorium on use of the death penalty since 1996. However, Saudi Arabia, a country that executed 157 people in 2015, many of them by decapitation, will remain. Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy in which everything and everyone is the de-facto property or “subject” of the King. They’ll set the agenda for “human rights” at the United Nations. Despicable.

Caleb Maupin

Facebook

Editor:

The Three Stooges… Clinton, Trump, and Johnson… are cosy with the Saudi decapitators and support them. Only Dr Jill and Ajamu oppose them. Is this a question? Vote for the only supporters of human rights and justice… vote Green… just sayin’…

BMD

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Today is INTERNATIONAL DAY for the RIGHTS of DISABLED PERSONS

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Every year since 1992, 5 May has been International Day for the Rights of Disabled People. In 1992, on this day, disabled people from 17 European countries held a Day of Struggle for the Rights of Disabled People, to work to eliminate discrimination against people with physical, mental, or sensory disabilities. In the world, disabled people face barriers to their access to services that many non-disabled people take for granted… education, professional employment, adequate health care, information, and transportation services. On 13 December 2006, the UN adopted one of the first comprehensive human rights agreements in the 21st century… the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention entered into force on 3 May 2008, after 50 states ratified it. This pact aims at ensuring the full participation of disabled people in civil, political, economic, social, and cultural spheres, and to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of disability. It states that disabled people should have full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as having effective legal mechanisms to ensure these rights. Amongst the fundamental principles of the Convention are respect for human dignity and independence, individual autonomy (including the freedom to make one’s own choices), involving disabled people in all aspects of society, equality of opportunity, equality between men and women, respect for the abilities of disabled children, and their right to preserve their identities. 158 states signed the Convention and 147 ratified it. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 1 billion people have some form of disability, which is almost 15 percent of the world population. More than 100 million children have disabilities.

5 May 2015

Miloserdie.ru

Official website of the MP Synodal Department of Church Charities and Social Service (OTsBSS)

http://www.miloserdie.ru/articles/segodnya-otmechaetsya-mezhdunarodnyj-den-borby-za-prava-invalidov

Editor:

Russia is a full signatory of the Convention… does it surprise you that the USA isn’t? The “Exceptional” and “House on a Hill” Republican filth blocked it. Thank you, “conservatives!” You refuse to ratify pacts that’d give dignity to individuals, but you’re quick to suck up to your rich paymasters and bosses. It’s why I hate EVERYTHING that Rod Dreher, Victor Potapov, Patrick Reardon, and Paffhausen stand for. They’ll kick helpless people in the face whenever their rich bosses tell them to and droolingly repeat everything that they’re told (aren’t they such LOVELY goodthinkers?). If that isn’t evil of the worst possible sort, I don’t know what it is. Remember… all those who cheer on the Republican Party cheer on vile grasping brutes. That’s the way it is…

BMD

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Do Traditional Values Have a Future?

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My Family from Age to Age

Tatiana Mikhedova

2000s

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On 27 September 2012, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution submitted by Russia on “Promoting Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms through a Better Understanding of Traditional Values of Mankind: Best Practises”. More than 60 states sponsored this initiative, including, collectively, members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the League of Arab States. The resolution reiterates the idea that understanding of and respect for traditional values both encourage and facilitate the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

We strongly believe that all cultures and civilisations, in their traditions, religions, and beliefs, share a common set of values that belong to mankind in its entirety, and that those values have made an important contribution to the development of human rights, norms, and standards. The family, society, and educational institutions all play key roles in asserting these values. In a broader sense, traditions underpin national identity. It’s widely-recognised that manifestations and symbols of national identity unite people and underpin their sense of national pride, community, and continuity. It’d be no exaggeration to say that traditional values are the backbone of every society and define its existence. By protecting traditional values, we protect our societies from destabilisation, the erosion of fundamental moral principles, loss of national identity, and basic cultural codes. It’s clear that safeguarding human rights goes hand in hand with preserving traditional values.

The resolution that Russia initiated calls on UN member states to recognise and reaffirm the vital role of traditional values in promoting human rights. This is the third resolution in this vein adopted by the Human Rights Council since 2009. However, a few states, namely the USA and some EU members, voted against it. Their position is quite clear… they see traditional values as a way of justifying human rights abuses, particularly against those considered the most vulnerable members of society. Such arguments and unwillingness to collaborate on the draft are regrettable. Russia is open to dialogue and cooperation in this sphere, but we think that no state or group of states has the right to speak on human rights in the name of the entire international community. After all, we have universal instruments, such as the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, amongst others. However, in some regions, the concept of human rights evolved considerably beyond that common denominator. Imposing that outcome on others isn’t an option. What, then, can we do?

I’m convinced that human rights issues should draw nations together, and that the Human Rights Council should focus on finding ways to accentuate the fact that human rights don’t exist in a societal vacuum. They didn’t emerge from nowhere. If traditional values crumble, so will human rights, since that would destroy the moral fabric that holds society together. It isn’t about which come first. There’s a real need to promote the understanding that human rights and traditional values are interconnected. To this end, it’s important to take into account the cultural, civilisational, historical, and religious heritage of all communities and nations. The concept of traditional values will only benefit from absorbing elements of different cultures. This is even more important now, when this period of global economic crisis puts the very foundations of social cohesion to the test.

17 January 2013

Aleksandr Yakovenko

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/blogs/20130117/178839002/Ambassadors_Notebook_Do_Traditional_Values_Have_a_Future.html

Editor’s Note:

Let’s keep it simple and focused. The thesis of this essay is that the USA has no right to impose its idiosyncratic notions on the rest of the world under the guise of “human rights” and “traditional values”. This is especially true considering that the USA believes that it has the “right” to “impose” such notions using military force and violence against leaders and/or countries that it doesn’t care for (in addition, “traditional values” is used by the same lot to justify brutality and discrimination against individuals and groups that they don’t like). We, as Orthodox believers, follow the moral ethos and civilisational values of the Orthosphere… not the depraved moneygrubbing “values” and the twisted “morals” of the American élite (we have nothing in common with the crackbrained “Evangelicalsectarianism that cheerleads such rubbish). Note well that some of our clergy and laity have sold out to the American apparat… these people are Sergianists of the worst possible sort. Remember the definition of a “Sergianist”:

One who sells out to the godless powers-that-be for personal power and/or personal gain.

That definition fits Paffhausen, Potapov, Alexander Webster, Lyonyo, Jillions, Dreher, Mattingly, Freddie M-G, and Reardon, amongst others (sorts such as Whiteford and Trenham are simply uninformed louts… they’re not sell-outs… neither are Lebedeff, Roman Krassovsky, Behr, and Bobby K… they’re just First Family apparatchiki). Have a care… there ARE “Chekists in riassas”… and you can find them all on the Right, sucking up to the most extreme and irrational elements in the Republican Party (for instance, Paffhausen, Dreher, Mattingly, and Webster have sold out to the K Street stink-tankers). The worm does turn, doesn’t it?

BMD 

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