Filed under: Domestic Policy, National Security, Politics | Tags: UN Human Rights Council, Unlimited Corruption, US Self-Assessment
The United Nations, an international organization founded in naive hopes of permanent world peace , a more perfect world and other Utopian aims has become noted mostly for its corruption — political, financial and personal. Nowhere is the corruption more obvious than in the matter of human rights.
In 2001, in the midst of ethnic cleansing in Darfur, Sudan was unanimously elected to the UN Commission on Human Rights. The US ambassador walked out of the commission. Two years on, the commission has been replaced by the UN Human Rights Council, whose members include Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Cuba, all perfect examples of observing the rights of all. Plus, under the Obama administration, the US, which rejoined last year.
The Council reviews the human-rights record of every UN member every four years. America, the Obama State Department told the world this week when it filed its 29 page self-assessment, has a human-rights problem. Especially concerning our treatment of women, blacks, Latinos, Muslims, South Asians, Native Americans, and members of the LBGT community. “The American experiment is a human experiment” the assessment says. But we fall short on “fairness, equality, and dignity” in such areas as education, health and housing.
To remedy educational deficiencies at the college level, the administration is eagerly promoting “educational equity for women and students of color.” Another human rights problem: “Asian-American suffer from stomach cancer 114 percent more often than non-Hispanic white men.”
The Saudis, for example, say that human rights are respected in the kingdom — consistent with sharia law. That leaves out a lot of women, gays, lesbians and religious minorities. It apparently makes the Professional Left feel much better if we just confess to the whole world that we are truly awful, bigoted, evil and most everything is America’s fault.I wonder why?
After the Apology Tour, I suppose we should have expected this. I really don’t grasp the mindset. What is it that they think they are doing?