The REALity Project
( Rating Equality, Advocacy, Liberty)
What is really going on over civil and human rights ?
Can we measure it ?
Does the UN work at all when the issues are human and civil rights? ... Why has the
USA today the biggest prison population in its history? ... Why since WWII have the
Western democracies bankrolled to the tune of billions of dollars various dictatorships
so that the numbered Swiss bank accounts of those rich elites dictating to such
nations are bulging while the ordinary people in those unfortunate nations still get
killed by state agencies and live in abject poverty ? ... Why must poor Third World
children die by the million in order to pay off billions of dollars of Third World debt ? ...
Why even in western democracies, whose populations financed the loans, are such
issues impossible to get honestly discussed ? ... Why do so many prominent people
and politicians with power very openly support human rights causes and yet nothing
changes and the abuse just goes on ? ... Why are courts around the world not only
failures when it comes to protecting the rights of citizens but are routinely exposed as
the perpetrators of massive injustice?
In the face of such chaos the question has to be ...
Where does human rights propaganda end ...
... and where does the reality begin ?
It is our hope that:
1) The scientific method and reasoning can
be used to:
- explain why civil and human rights
abuse takes place,
- uncover risk factors able to act as
predictors of future abuse,
- explain why existing national legal
systems are failing to address such
problems and at times further victimise
2) A better national and international situation
on civil and human rights is indeed possible
and some limited action can logically be
3) A new economics can be devised that will
expose the true cost of civil and human rights
abuse and provide a clear and rational
stimulus for change by pointing the way to a
better formula for ordering human affairs.
4) Clarity and simplicity are hallmarks of real
lasting solutions. Ockham's razor ("Entities
are not to be multiplied without necessity.")
and KISS ("Keep it simple stupid") are our
We also feel that some of the immediate problems
in addressing civil and human rights abuse are due
- The vast sums of money that it is possible to make by
abusing civil and human rights.
- The extreme ignorance of the more educated members of
the general public as to the large costs to them of human
rights abuse, and the consequential failure of pressure from
community leaders to address or research underlying
- The flawed nature of the very professions that the lay
community expected would investigate and address civil
and human rights abuse.
- Alienation of the general community over the issue due to
social programming via today's mass media.
At this time we are seeking to form
co-operative links with others who
feel that a top-down analysis
approach to better human rights
action is useful and that change via
reason and scientific endeavour is
ONE VOICE - ONE PEOPLE is an independent, non-party-political, non-profit organisation
committed to defend human rights and fundamental freedoms and to contribute to the
promotion and advancement of democratic societies, institutions and processes
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