In case you haven’t read the entire document of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it can be found here.
My friend and I were discussing the first article on Maldivian Critique and he was being a trifle vehement on the fact that Maldivians, as humans should have the right to have sex with each other as long as both of them have each other’s consent just as in the declaration of human rights.
I was fighting on the basis of Morality, telling him what the country would be like if there was the absolute ruling of Human Rights.
“There would be utter turmoil!” I exclaimed. “Think about it! Hookers, nightclubs, discos, drinking and gambling!” He explained.
I just couldn’t get his logic. I felt his vehemence was fuelled by his carnal and undeveloped desires. And he’s usually at the frontline of cutting edge technology and other advancements.
To an evolved mind that can understand the intricate workings of philosophy and poetry, all such lascivious and bodily amusements would be repulsive. Sure, sex is good and clean when you are with the one you are going to be able to love and care for well into the future.
And then there is a right to privacy. What if the entire country was having sex, drinking and smoking pot and doing everything that you stand against, right on the streets?
The declaration sure doesn't stop us from having sex on the streets. No, that's left to the Penal Code of the country.
According to Wikipedia, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has come under severe criticism from islamic countries... and these countries have been praised for their strict compliance to the human rights... those who have adopted the islamic law in their states anyway.
But then, I do have a sense of principles that knows what is right and what isn’t, as do everyone else. Do we really need to have a tough Penal Code?
The declaration is incomplete when it is viewed in terms of Morality and Freedom. All I wonder is, where would Homosexuals fit in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?