Eleanor Roosevelt famously said that human rights must begin in “small places, close to home.” To speak to people’s everyday experiences in these places, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — drafted with her leadership — protects not only civil and political rights but also socioeconomic rights “indispensable” for human dignity. These include the rights to work and to just and favorable conditions of work; to education; and to housing, medical care, and social services necessary to ensure an adequate standard of living.
I wonder what Eleanor would think about the collapsing ecosystem-----so I was wondering what she would say about the world climate situation today. She would probably say that NECESSITY will bring many more people together. Climate Change is coming fast and I don’t think any nation is ready, and it is a scary scenario-----but maybe she would see this as a positive, even if people are forced by circumstances to work together. Then I remembered Ben Franklin and what he said about forming this nation------ that they could “Hang together or hang separately…” Of course he was referring to being caught by the British, but I think that these same words with a different circumstance might be the best answer. : )
One of my great heroes.