Tonightâ€™s question is: are Human Rights Commissions useful or obsolete? Something canâ€™t be called â€?obsoleteâ€? if it was never â€?usefulâ€? in the first place.Human Rights Commissions: Useful or Obsolete? Part 1: Intro & Kathy Shaidle from josephinejosephine on Vimeo.
It is commonplace to insist that the HRCs were a good idea at the time, but theyâ€™ve veered off course. Some present at the creation claim they never imagined the HRCs could have evolved into what theyâ€™ve become.
Iâ€™d argue that they were never a good idea in the first place, and that any precocious 12 year old whoâ€™d accidentally watched Truffautâ€™s adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 on â€?Saturday Night At The Moviesâ€? could have foreseen what they would turn into.