It’s incredible that anyone takes the United Nations seriously. We ought to kick them out of our country and stop funding the useless organization. Bolivia is introducing a draft treaty which would bestow human rights on Mother Earth, and all things living in or on the earth, including grubs and mosquitoes. Don Surber calls them bug huggers. Whatever you call them, these people are dangerous.
The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to “dominate and exploit” — to the point that the “well-being and existence of many beings” is now threatened.
The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia’s Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted in January.
That document speaks of the country’s natural resources as “blessings,” and grants the Earth a series of specific rights that include rights to life, water and clean air; the right to repair livelihoods affected by human activities; and the right to be free from pollution.
It also establishes a Ministry of Mother Earth, and provides the planet with an ombudsman whose job is to hear nature’s complaints as voiced by activist and other groups, including the state.
“If you want to have balance, and you think that the only (entities) who have rights are humans or companies, then how can you reach balance?” Pablo Salon, Bolivia’s ambassador to the UN, told Postmedia News. “But if you recognize that nature too has rights, and (if you provide) legal forms to protect and preserve those rights, then you can achieve balance.” …
After Morales was elected president of Bolivia he concocted “Ten Commandments” for saving the earth. The first commandment is to end capitalism. Apparently bringing on human suffering is the only way to save the planet. But then again, we all know it’s never been about the environment with these people.