U.S. Annual Human Rights Report
Hypocritical Nonsense At Best
Cristal M Clark
If anyone has any trouble getting a little shut eye might I suggest the newly minted 2018 U.S. annual human rights report, a report that drew the ire of many in particular Russia, China and Iran.
The report is hands down the best long read joke that I have ever had the opportunity to peruse and the jokes are a huge hit.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained told reporters that the U.S. has “told those who disgrace the concept of human dignity they will pay a price, that their abuses will be meticulously documented and then publicized.” In the report the US accused various nations around the world of abusing basic liberties and freedoms while failing to admit that the United States does this on a daily to basis to its very own, men and women who are citizens of the United States.
The U.S. report included a laundry list of alleged Russian abuses, including extrajudicial killings and arrests, the targeting of journalists and politicians critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as rampant human trafficking, domestic abuse and the oppression of minorities and members of the LGBT community. The State Department also specifically cited human rights conditions in the republic of Chechnya and the “occupation” of the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014 amid a political uprising in Ukraine.
With regards to Russia; “The government failed to take adequate steps to prosecute or punish most officials who committed abuses, resulting in a climate of impunity.” Which promoted the Russian Foreign Ministry to voice a few issues of its own, contending that “the report is yet another confirmation that the position of the U.S. administration in the field of human rights is based on the frank application of double standards, depending on whether a particular state follows the strategic guidelines of Washington, the USA remains, perhaps, the only country among the leading states of the world, which still lives by the illusions about its own exclusiveness.”
The ministry condemned ongoing U.S. sanctions and well came up with its own list of alleged U.S. human rights violations, which is easy to do we have so many to choose from. The list includes some that are actually truthful, domestic charges of racism and anti-immigrant discrimination, law enforcement abuse, mass surveillance, media suppression and “restrictions on rights and freedoms under the pretext of fighting terrorism,” as well as “violations of human rights committed by the United States in other countries in the framework of the so-called anti-terrorist operations.”
“Once again, we urge the American side to address its own flaws in the human rights field,” the ministry said.
China was not to be left out “China “is in a league of its own when it comes to human rights violations.”
The State Department has claimed that China “significantly intensified its campaign of mass detention of members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Xinjiang,” leaving “800,000 to possibly more than two million Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and other Muslims in internment camps designed to erase religious and ethnic identities” in measures officially stated to defeat “so-called” terrorist and separatist movements. Hmmm that sounds a lot like the vaguely familiar rhetoric that I hear spewing from the lips of our Felon President.
It gets better, the report insists that China went after nearly all forms of political opposition, threatening detention, forced disappearances, violence and even state-sanctioned killings against “journalists, lawyers, writers, bloggers, dissidents, petitioners.” The report noted the government’s crusade against corruption, but criticized the Chinese Communist Party’s unrivaled dominance.
Chinese Foreign Minister spokesperson Lu Kang noted similar documents in the past and said “we firmly oppose it and have lodged stern representations with the U.S. side.” He argued that “remarkable progress has been made in China’s human rights cause” and that, “on this topic, the Chinese people have the best say, and our achievements are there for all to see.”
“We will continue to forge ahead on the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics and make new strides along the way,” Lu told journalists. “We urge the U.S. side to take off its tinted classes, abandon the cold-war mindset and ideological prejudice, view China’s human rights situation in an objective and fair manner, and stop using this issue to interfere in China’s internal affairs.”
He said that he “would advise the U.S. to reflect upon their own human rights situation at home and deal with their own issues first,” such as “shocking gender discrimination” and “immigration tragedy.”
Finally, Iran the report claims the government of Iran “killed over 20 people and arrested thousands without due process just for protesting for their rights” and “banned media outlets from covering the demonstrations.” The State Department’s report asserted that Iran’s “human rights record remained extremely poor and worsened in several key areas.”
The document criticized Iran’s high execution rate, rivaled only by China, and accused Tehran’s revolutionary Shiite Muslim leadership of crimes similar to those allegedly committed by the governments in Beijing and Moscow, such as harsh and extended prison sentences for relatively minor crimes (you know sort of like the number of young black men here in the US that are incarcerated for minor crimes for long prison terms that make absolutely no sense whatsoever), and general restrictions on freedoms. The U.S. also condemned Iran’s alleged role in human rights abuses abroad, including its reported support for militant groups in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
Not to be left out, Iran had to hit back too Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi dismissed the allegations, calling the U.S. “the world’s biggest violator of human rights” and arguing that President Donald Trump’s administration “with its dark and unacceptable human rights record, is definitely not qualified enough to address human rights situation in Iran,” where he said Washington’s sanctions had caused suffering among citizens.
Qassemi further criticized U.S. support for Middle Eastern allies, such as Israel, which the report criticized for alleged human rights abuses on both sides of the conflict between Israeli and Palestinians. For the first time, however, the annual human rights did not refer to the Golan Heights in Syria as being “occupied” by Israel, instead calling it “controlled” by Israel, contrary to an international consensus.
“Sooner or later, the U.S. administration should be held accountable for its crimes,” Qassemi warned.
We have a president sitting in the oval office who committed felony crimes while in office, got away with sexual exploitation and abuses of women prior to becoming president and spats out white nationalist views and lies as if they are glorious. He was idolized in the most recent mass shooting, by name for his rhetoric and views with regards to white supremacy, his racist ways and his bigotry, and men who grope, grab and attempt to sexually exploit women have used our president’s behaviors as a defense, case in point, I wrote a story a while back about Grab Em By the Pussy making a comeback where a man was groping a woman and felt that if our president could get away with it, so should he.
The reality is this, before the U.S. calls out any country for wrongdoing and human rights violations the U.S. should be looking at herself for those very same violations both at home and abroad, we have not a single right to call out any other country until we get our own shit together, starting with wtf are we allowing a felon, bigot, racist, sexist pig run this country?
While I do not always agree with the human rights violations of other countries, judge not, lest you be judged.
Trump and his pathetic administration should learn that.
Cristal M Clark
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