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RSN™ Editorial: Civil Rights – Term Abuse
Many Victims And Their Friends Or Family Tell Us That Scammers Violated Their Civil Rights – Did They?
They Also Tell Us They Hate The Current American Administration, And Specifically U.S. President Donald Trump Because Of “Civil Rights!”
What Does That Even Mean?
As a political activist and nongovernmental advocacy organization we deal with the United States government frequently, we were in a two-hour call with the Department of Homeland Security just yesterday. Constantly we see people who’s political leaning is to the left throw out “Civil Rights” as an excuse not to work together to accomplish real goals.
If you are “one of those people” who truly believes that, then you have no chance of changing things. Please step aside and let the rest of us get the real work done.
Scams are a crime, no doubt about that. But people say that scams are a “civil right.” We had two people tell us that in their rants about the current U.S. President, like that somehow explained something. That is just a label people apply to anything that they won’t or can’t actually talk about.
Scammers abuse people to be sure, they are thugs and criminals. They cause great harm, but probably no scam victim had their “civil rights” denied. (We would welcome a formal legal oppinion on this if anyone would care to provide one.)
Civil rights are the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality. Note the word citizens – meaning the definition of civil rights are LOCAL to each country and in some cases a state or province in that country. They are NOT HUMAN RIGHTS!
Civil rights are an expansive and significant set of rights granted by a specific country, such as the United States that are designed to protect individuals from unfair treatment by their government and fellow citizens; they are the rights of individuals to receive equal treatment (and to be free from unfair treatment or discrimination) in a number of settings — including education, employment, housing, public accommodations, and more — and based on certain legally-protected characteristics. Notice that doesn’t say anything about international criminal cartels?
Ignorance of what civil rights actually are is one of the major barriers to political discussion and being able to find and enact real solutions in the U.S. and other countries, especially by the Socialist side of the political spectrum. It has been so indoctrinated into people that they throw out the “Civil Rights” hand grenade when anyone talks about actual political solutions as though it makes them sound higher and more intelligent than the person they are putting down. The abuse of that term is not only an insult to the real abuses of civil rights that have occurred and that still occur around the world. But remember the key fact, civil rights are not human rights, and they are “granted” by a government. For example, civil rights are different in the United States vs. Canada vs Germany vs. China. Mistakenly believing otherwise is not only foolish but dangerous.
However, scamming organizations are involved in abuses of “Human Rights” such as slavery, human trafficking, and other real abuses of human rights. Make no mistake that those are real, deadly, and a cause of massive suffering – but we don’t mean Hillary not winning kind of suffering. We mean the kind where children die everyday kind of suffering.
When people spout “civil rights” like it is some magic bullet it does every real victim of a scam a great disservice by distracting from the real issues and the real solutions.
If you disagree, then (at least in many countries) you have the civil right to your opinion, and you can leave our website for more liberal mindsets. We, on the other hand, are working to solve these problems – real problems – without the foolishness of political double-speak.
If you want to be part of the solution then use your terms properly and understand what they really mean. Words only have power when they are used properly with the right meaning, when used inappropriately they are a weapon used to deny civil rights – think about that for a moment!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS NOT SPEAKING ABOUT VICTIM’S RIGHTS WHICH WE HOLD IN VERY HIGH REGARD. WE ARE DEFENDERS OF VICTIMS RIGHTS, BUT THAT IS A DIFFERENT TOPIC.
What Are Some Of The Civil Rights That Are Violated By Scammers?
Certainly, It Seems Logical That Scammers Violate Civil Rights, But Do They Really?
Civil rights include the ensuring of peoples’ physical and mental integrity, life, and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, political affiliation, ethnicity, religion, and disability; and individual rights such as privacy and the freedoms of thought, speech, religion, press, assembly, and movement.
Clearly, There Are Civil Rights Violations In These:
- Gender-based discrimination – scammers target specific sexes to commit their crimes.
- Religious-based discrimination – most scammers are Muslim and they more frequently target Christian victims.
There is one major flaw in all of this. Civil rights are country-specific and when you cross international boundaries your civil rights change. As we have said before, civil rights are not human rights. The result is that unless the scammer is in your country civil rights do not really apply unless of course in their country they have the same civil rights and those rights extend outside of their borders.
Of course, remember that scammers claim they are part of their Yahoo or Sakawa religious rituals. Therefore police enforcement could also be viewed (in their eyes) as religious discrimination! Plus targeting Nigerian or Ghanaian scammers could be viewed as discrimination based upon national origin. Eventually throwing out the words “civil rights” breaks down into these issues and we are better to focus on simple crime, punishment, and the treaties needed to accomplish them.
So Let’s Talk About Human Rights And Scamming!
Please note that this is the Official Position of the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights.
What Are Human Rights?
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever their nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law, general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups. When those human rights are embodied in law they can become Civil Rights in that country too.
Universal And Inalienable Human Rights
[NOTE: The term State means Country]
The principle of universality of human rights is the cornerstone of international human rights law. This principle, as first emphasized in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948, has been reiterated in numerous international human rights conventions, declarations, and resolutions. The 1993 Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, for example, noted that it is the duty of Countries to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms, regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems.
All Countries have ratified at least one, and 80% of States have ratified four or more, of the core human rights treaties, reflecting the consent of States which creates legal obligations for them and giving