I have reposted this short article because I made a mistake when I wrote neoliberalism instead of Neoliberal Absolutism and I do not know how to correct it:
What is the truth? What is the spiritual? In human rights this is easy to understand. People’s human rights are contained within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which the United Nations regards as its authority. When human rights are left out it is called ideology e.g. neoliberalism is well known.
The chapter in my book on the United Nations (provided for free, in sections, on my blog, https://outsiderethicalhumanrights.home.blog) describes the human rights omissions which strongly favour the elites. For example, individual self-determination is replaced by collective self-determination which means society is dominated by collectives rather than individual rights which the UDHR is meant to emphasize. Human rights are meant to be for everyone i.e it reflects the soul not strongly favouring the interest of elites. In my view, this universality reflects the spiritual nature of the soul
Prior to the onset of neoliberalism in 1984 in New Zealand members of collectives had individual freedom of thought, conscience and expression but post 1984 members had to obey ideology. It often meant members had to compromise their universal beliefs i.e their soul, which not only jeopardized their transition for those that believed in an afterlife (hence the expression, ‘selling one’s soul’) but also seriously limited their ability to reach their full potential because they had to ignore a number of human rights.
Lisa Miller Professor of Psychology and education of Columbia University, Science of Spirit, provides proof (e.g. Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI scan) of the existence of spirituality in her book, The Awakened Brain, https://www.rt.com/shows/worlds-apart-oksana-boyko/549859-science-spirit-existence-transcendent/. In my personal view God is the creative force or genius within. While the common belief in family need not be limiting because human rights are about the human family.
Peter J Adams Professor of social and community health at Auckland University in his book, ‘How to talk about spiritual encounters’ states:
“While a sizeable proportion of people (varying between 30-60%) admit to having had some form of spiritual encounter, many struggle to speak with anyone else about them. Some might choose to avoid talking about them altogether, even to those who are closest to them…” (‘Our reluctance to speak about spiritual encounters’, Our reluctance to speak about spiritual encounters | Peter J Adams ).
|Our reluctance to speak about spiritual encounters | Peter J Adams|
I have written two books on ethical human rights which simply means that all are entitled to, at least, the core minimum of all the human rights in the UDHR (the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights have determined nearly all the core minimums for ESC rights). In other words, in ethical human rights there are no human rights omissions, and it is firmly based on universal human rights truth as in the UDHR. Put simply, people are protected from extreme violence and extreme poverty. It also means that supranational bodies such as the UN and the EU can hold States to account if they violate these core minimum human rights. Under ethical human rights States have a duty to assist (where possible) those States who are unable to ensure core minimum human rights for their population. For example, all 194 States would have a duty to assist with refugees.
In my chapter on Bangladesh I show how ethical human rights equate with the Golden Rule (‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’) which is promoted by all the major religions indicating its spiritual dimension.
Ethical human rights, which emphasizes sovereignty and individual rights, poses a very serious challenge to, and promises to replace, Neoliberal Absolutism which is totalitarian and emphasizes collectivism.
Members of the collectives being controlled by ideology are unable to talk about ethical human rights but they can talk about spirituality which would help people better understand the vital importance of the distinction between universality and ideology. In my book I show how ideology crushes the potential of the independent people leading to backward societies.
My comment on Life, Death and all between, ‘Get the United States out of the United Nations and the World Health Organization A.S.A.P’ :
“I would strongly suggest you read my book, Ethical Human Rights: Freedom’s Great Hope (American Academic Press 2017) which I have provided for free, in sections, on my blog, https://outsiderethicalhumanrights.home.blog. See the chapter on the UN. You will see that on 10 Dec 2008 the UN created a new globally dominant ideology I call Neoliberal Absolutism which is essentially the ideology for a One World Government. It was never reported in the global mainstream media but my work is verifiable with sources. My book was severely suppressed world-wide. A few months back I travelled to New York and sat outside the UN with my book on display. Neoliberal Absolutism aims to have a form of totalitarianism in each country. While the US was the by far the major opposition to NA which allowed Trump to promote patriotism [and oppose globalism] in my view the liberals (woke) adopted Neoliberal Absolutism so when it came to America they were very destructive. In my view, America will only come right when it insists that the constitution is strictly followed e.g. I consider the woke should be arrested when they attempt to cancel freedom of speech. My phone number is (09) 9409658, Auckland, New Zealand”.