UN uber alles: Rules establish reign from outer space
Mark Baard - November 7, 2008
Announcement encourages lowly earthlings to salute global governance
The European Space Agency next Friday will launch a copy of the UN’s 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights to a permanent spot aboard a space lab orbiting the Earth.
It’s a symbolic gesture, celebrating an empty promise, which the UN made 60 years ago to protect the world’s most vulnerable people.
“In recognition of the fact that human beings are at times downtrodden, the Declaration can symbolically find its place ‘above’ all the peoples of the world,” ESA astronaut Léopold Eyharts said in an announcement (link, below).