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Cultural relativism, Equity, Universal Rights -

How can human rights be protected and enforced by the international community when there is no consensus on the application or meaning of such rights? The majority of cultures acknowledge some form of rights. There would not exist a Universal Declaration of Human Rights ratified by members of the United Nations General Assembly otherwise [1]. Why then is there no consensus on these rights and what they mean or what they are? The reason consensus has not been reached is that there is no evidence within a particular society a given right universally applies. Without evidence proving necessity, then it...

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Human Rights, Universal -

Are you one who considers yourself a global citizen or student of the world? The concept of universal human rights is where and how global citizens derive their morality and ethics. Without a moral rationality what does it mean to be a global citizen? How does a global citizen make judgments on situations like war and genocide? The importance of this is outlined in the first line of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights when it states:  “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards...

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Artificial super intelligence, Theocratic Imperial Technocracy, Transhumanism -

Introduction Where and how does artificial intelligence and political governance converge? What would be an ideal system for humans and AI to align with? Political leaders around the world use social research to inform every decision they make from whether to run for election, the colour of outfit for a speech, to which public policy ought to be implemented. Meanwhile, social media applications like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have enormous repositories of consumer data enabling algorithms to logically predict the behaviors, needs, and desires of billions of people. This dimension and scale of information about the human condition has never...

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Choice, Disintegration, Integration, nosce te ipsum, Reconstruction -

Disintegration. Everything is meaningless. Considering all potential monotheistic and polytheistic beliefs, at most this life we are living is merely a ticket to be punched while waiting for an afterlife. The universe expands beyond our comprehension. Each of us a single voice in a cosmic sea of trillions spread along a chorus line spanning millennia. You could cease to exist tomorrow, and no one would notice; except those who happen to be relatively close to you. Their motivation for caring is how you fulfilled some purpose related to their own selfish needs. Needs like love, stability, counsel, guidance, and companionship....

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Domestic violence, Extreme Risk Protection Orders, Red Flag Laws -

Bottom line up front: Since the introduction of Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) in 2016, domestic violence fatalities have increased in the State of Washington. Source: Domestic Violence Fatalities and Homicide Rates in Washington State – Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)   Colloquially known as Red-Flag Laws, ERPO's are sold to voters as a way to:  "...empower families and law enforcement to prevent gun tragedies by temporarily restricting access to guns for individuals at an elevated risk of harming themselves or others." Cool, what decent human-being would be opposed to preventing individuals from harming themselves or others? This is...

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