A long time before the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, before the abolition of slavery and serfdom, Scots were proud to say that We’re a’ Jock Tamson’s Bairns.
International law, strictly speaking, is a powerful and inter-state legal fiction. It does not exist in any real and meaningful sense outside of the political will and strategic necessity of the countries or collections of countries with the strength and desire to enforce it.
This is the power of fiction; the drama, the enthusiasm, and the fraud. At no point in its production did the original drafters of the Constitution intend these fine words to include their slaves or the native peoples.
Government orchestrated social injustice here in Ireland and humanitarian annoy me equally. They upset me deeply because of the harm that they do and because they are two sides of the same coin. I am not a humanitarian, and I remain an anti-humanitarian precisely because I am committed to the idea of equality and social … Continue reading Humanitarianism Plagues the Developing World