Re: A fundamental issue with 'human rights'
The fact that human rights are not respected ny multiple actors and agencies does not mean that you should write them off.
Human rights ought to be innate, individually, as well as within the state and society and the simplest way to determine whether or not your rights are being maintained or eroded, is to have them written down.
Having your basic rights documented may not protect them but it provides a benchmark that enables one to see to what level your rights have eroded or maintained.
Simply announcing that rights no longer exist is defeatist and falling directly into the hands of those who oppose the ability of society and the individual to exercise their rights.
I am a boomer, I grew up with the notion that my parent's generation had sacrificed and risked millions of lives to defend basic human rights and I have no plans to lose any rights I have lightly.