civilization is a heat engine. the collective qualities culture provides humanity has enabled overpopulation. the collective strength of society has enabled industry; in agriculture, mining and manufacturing . culture organized information from generation to generation to codify details in groups of experts. social organization provides a matrix for analysis and implementation of experiments and projects. humanity strives for a corporate manifestation. the word "we" is implicit in our sense of self. i am part of humanity and i perceive we as a universal being. so the idea of human rights is the projection of self according to the values of culture. the big we is now victim of our success in extending the "i " to some collective achievement. because it is us, and our success, we are unable to stop it.