Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Instant Karma

What goes around comes around...
"China issued the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2004 Thursday in response to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2004 issued by the U.S. on Feb. 28.
Released by the Information Office of China's State Council, the Chinese report listed a multitude of cases to show that serious violations of human rights exist on the homeland of the United States.
"In 2004 the atrocity of US troops abusing Iraqi POWs exposed the dark side of human rights performance of the United States. The scandal shocked the humanity and was condemned by the international community. It is quite ironic that on Feb. 28 of this year, the State Department of the United States once again posed as the 'the world human rights police' and released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2004. As in previous years, the reports pointed fingers at human rights situation in more than 190 countries and regions (including China) but kept silent on the US misdeeds in this field. Therefore, the world people have to probe the human rights record behind the Statue of Liberty in the United States," said the report."
They aren't listening to us any more. Like kids grown up enough to begin to recognize the hypocrisy in their parents' "do as I say, not as I do" spiel, China and other countries around the globe are thumbing their noses at our attempts to be self-righteous about human rights. And it's a goddamned shame, because we had so much potential to be a force for change in the world. The moment seems to have passed us by. We will diminish, and go into the West.

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