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Human Rights of EU Style

16 March 2009
 

In a freezing cold night, a renowned human rights advocate walked out of his warm home to attend an important EU meeting about human rights in today's world, but was stopped just outside the front gate by an elderly homeless man in T shirt and shorts.

"Sir, can you spare a sweater or jumper or coat for me? I'm running a fever and afraid I might freeze to death tonight," pled the homeless man.

The human rights fighter gave the requirement a kind consideration, and said: "My heart is bleeding for you, my dear fellow citizen, but if I give away my clothes, I may catch cold as well, then who is going to fight for the human rights of millions of millions of poor and oppressed people around the world? Let's think of it, what's more important? One life or millions of millions of people's happiness? We shouldn't be too selfish, should me?"

Having said that, the human rights advocate resolutely left the dying homeless man to continue his fight for the millions of millions of people's human rights.

某一寒冷的冬夜,一欧盟人权委员会大员穿戴整齐去参加一事关全球人权大业的人权大会,刚出门就被一冻得瑟瑟发抖的穿着短衫短裤的流浪老人叫住了。

“先生,行行好,给件衣服吧,俺还发着烧呢,再冻下去怕是捱不过今晚了。”

人权斗士非常慈悲地考虑了几秒钟,然后亲切地对流浪老人说:“看你这样我的心都碎了,我真想把我的大衣或围脖送给你。但问题是,我要是冻坏了,这世界上成千上万人的人权问题谁去关注呢?是你一个人的生命重要呢还是世界上千千万万人的福祉重要呢?做人不能太自私对不对?”

人权大员义正词严地说完了就理直气壮地离开了病寒交迫的流浪老人,为全世界的人权大业战斗去了。

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EU President's Decree

Let's push selfishness to the extreme, let's place individual rights above family rights; family rights above national rights; national rights above global rights; and, of course, EU rights above individual rights; my rights above EU rights.


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