Today in 1948 the Human Rights Convention was signed by the United Nations. It guaranteed stuff like dignity and liberty to all and was generally thought of as ‘a good thing.’
These were the times when – just after a world war caused by an egotistical, gobshite twat – the world found it easy to agree on stuff like this. Sadly though, those heady days of unnecessary luxuries like free speech and the right to think what you like are slowly disappearing as world leaders once again return to their default setting of egotistical gobshite twats who think dissent (and simple pleasures like smashing a Starbucks window with a brick) are dirty words.
Many (including my own dear UK government) now want to ‘revisit’ the original declaration to get rid of the controversial bits ( particularly the parts about freedom, dignity and the right to think or say what you like.) This is, of course, a nonsense and should be resisted at every opportunity – or until they lock you up for no good reason and refuse to let you speak to anyone.
But I am in favour of looking again at the declaration as I think that in the dark shadow of WWII some stuff did get overlooked. What, for instance, about everyone’s right to drink wine and not have to be bothered by bargain basement alternatives like beer, lager or – worst of all – water! These principles were certainly close to Churchill’s heart and I can only assume he was too drunk to remember them on the day anyone asked for his list of ‘top notch’ rights..
And, once this was enshrined in a universal act, the powers that be would find it far easier to get us minions to dance to their tune – I for one would quite happily go along with their plans if – every night at around 6PM – some official looking wine vehicle delivered a crate full of Merlot. (I’d tell them I believed the world was build by a pink marshmallow man on stilts and live in a hole if they threw in some olives.)
But anyway, it may not ( as yet) be in an official document ( and the world may currently be run by diet coke guzzling, pussy grabbing, square eyes maniacs) but right now I’m off to celebrate my right to get drunk.
All right thinking citizens of the world would be advised to do likewise.
A quote: “Like human beings, a wine’s taste is going to depend a great deal on its origins and its upbringing.” – Linda Johnson-Bell, “Pairing Wine and Food”