First of all, I have one question: What does «human rights» mean? That is not real rights that are written in some Constitutions or Declarations, not lows or other legal norms. It is so much more than people can imagine, more important and more valuable. As for me, it is only small part of human perception towards to other people, a moral connection with nation and, of course, with oneself. The human rights are like a notion that is very hard for understanding. But today I would like to explain why we talk about it - why do we have to talk about it and never-never keep the silence?
So, the world history has a million explains, when fatal mistakes has been made because of silent agreement. These are Second World War, Genocide and Holocaust. I want to consider each point here to prove that there is no such enormous and cruel crime than crime against the human rights.
1. War and terrorism. I have combined these concepts only because they both have ideological and political motives and terrible consequences such as victims. These dreadful processes can be worldwide or local, but they always bring themselves a violation of the human rights. Next point we must consider more particularly. Because it is monstrous even for understanding.
2. Genocide. Who are you? Are you Ukrainian? Jewish? Armenian? Greek? Do I need to continue? I think no. I think you have already realized. My heart is breaking on little pieces, when I just see how much violence was then and now in the world. Do you understand that almost every nation had Genocide? Do you understand? I don’t!
1932-1933: 2,2mil Ukrainian people had been killed by communistic power through an artificial hunger.
1933-1945 (Holocaust incl.): 8 mil. (by not official statistic is 15 mil. and more) Jewish were murdered, poisoned by gas. All they were subjected to violence and the cruelest tests.
I am Ukrainian-Jewish and even for me it’s hard to talk about. And I know and feel it with each cell of my body and brain: Genocide is the most catastrophic thing that could be made by humanity, as it violates the human rights on the highest level. And it is connected not only to my nation - it is connected to everyone, even to those, who don’t realize up to the end what is that.
We must never forget the human rights, because they are the most important moral rights to life, to happiness, to love. Firstly, it is choice... to be alive, to be happy, and to be loved. Look at the world and people such as you want.
And summing up it is necessary to remember: even if the human rights are violated – you must stay human. You always must remember a price of freedom. And throwing away the bloody spots in evolution of the human rights, our life continues. And love is the best weapon against evil.