Interesting concept, but do they really exist, or is it our "civilized sensibilities" that force us to acknowledge them?
I think it's pretty clear that the idea or concept of human rights, becomes more important to a society as that society becomes more affluent. Here in Canuckland we have a very affluent society, and we have Prime Minister Pixydust opening our boarders to Muslim world "refugees" at the taxpayer's expense. There is this almost palpable scent of pity for them. As if the liberal Canadian feels "guilty" for his/her affluence. And yes, I suppose a good argument can be made that we created our affluence on the backs of the very people we are now bending over backwards for.
Be that as it may...
REALISTICALLY speaking, we have one real "right".
The "right" to die.
Ya well...my family makes Canuckland our home.
So no...this ain't-a-gonna happen.
Yes there most certainly is a real big pushback against human rights.
Much, is not all, of it is a direct result of our own soft-hearted ideals, and of course our stupidity on so many levels over the last 2 centuries.
We basically created this problem, and now we will likely have to solve it. Unfortunately...
The solution is not gonna rub our liberal ever-lovin' sensibilities the right way...I fear.