Why I think Socialism should be called "Human Rights".
I do not know why, perhaps an accident of history or perhaps deliberate descrimination, but socialism and human rights are considered two different things and yet most of what socialism is concerned with is the protection of human rights.
The right of every human being to decent living condition.
The right of every child to a decent education.
The right of every person to healthcare.
The right of those who are legitimately unable to work to recieve benefits to keep them alive because they're human beings.
The right to strike in order to protect yourself from being unfairly exploited.
These are all human rights issues.
And yet the Conservatives in Britain and American Republicans are able to openly claim to be supporters of human rights while trying to deny people these basic human rights; while being human rights violators. How? Because they are not called basic human rights; they are called socialism, marxism or communism.
I think it is time that we reevaluted and altered our definition of human rights to include the principles of socialism so the advocates of selfish, inhuman capitalism cannot misrepresent them and ordinary people can see that those principles are nothing to be afraid of, that they benefit everyone.