People around the world have been told that Europe and the USA are the best places in the world to live. As a result, millions of people around the world dream of someday moving to these places with the hope of improving their lives. They have also been told that all governments in Western countries respect human rights. However, the reality of government mistreatment could be upsetting,and may negatively impact their lives. Western countries may not always give the respect to human rights as they are thought to.
Right to equality:
The right to equality has been violated many times by all Western countries in terms of social classes, different sexes, and race. Employers from multinational companies still discriminate against women, leaving them out of positions of high responsibilities. Governments have become racists, and still give speeches against immigration. In the USA, the black community has been oppressed by the government, and they do not have the same opportunities to progress in their lives as whites, leaving them out of the system.
Freedom from Interference with Privacy, and Correspondence:
The intelligence agencies from all Western Countries have been intercepting millions of calls, emails, and correspondence from their citizens on a daily basis, with no regard to people’s privacy. The NSA (National Security Agency), in collaboration with the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), have been targeting and killing journalists,and activists all across the world. This shows that all governments, headed by the US, have been violating human rights. Privacy does not exist anymore, especially since all Internet companies are collaborating with governments to spy on people.
Freedom of Opinion and Information:
Thousands of people are arrested every year because they give their opinion about politics. Journalists and activists are punished with the payment of fines, and in some cases with prison. Non-governmental organizations have been denouncing these facts in the court, but the judicial systems in these countries are influenced by the government, leaving them without any chance to appeal.
Western countries have violated many rights of their, and touched on a few of them. It is true that we have a better quality of life than other countries, but we should be more humble, and start acknowledging the problems that we have before we criticize others. For many years, our governments have spread the idea that in Western Countries people are perfect, and everyone has an excellent quality of life. We have been believing this idea, but the reality is that our system is far from being perfect, and our governments are similar to those from Asia, the Middle East, and African countries. Unfortunately, millions of foreigners, who dream of coming to Western countries, when they come, see the upsetting reality.
Our Governments need more humility!