Are You Kidding?

I know that this link is drivel, but sometimes I read a story that shows how ignorant people can be.  I also realize that this is the rest of the world just doing its best to take potshots at the U.S. and is political aggrandizing; but come on! Couldn’t the U.N. have found some other countries to at least level the “human rights” violations at America?  Notice this paragraph.

Among the first to challenge Washington was Russia, which urged the U.S. to abolish the death penalty. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, called on Washington to better promote religious tolerance, and Mexico complained that racial profiling had become a common practice in some U.S. states.

China was among dozens of countries urging the U.S. to ratify key international conventions on the rights of women and children that Washington has signed but Congress has yet to approve. Human rights experts say the likelihood that these treaties will pass was diminished by Republican gains in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Really?  Russia urging the U.S. to abolish the death penalty?  I read that correctly, right?  Russia?  And Indonesia talking about religious tolerance?  I mean at least get some “progressive and tolerant” nation to level that accusation.  But my favorite is China speaking of women and children’s rights.  Isn’t this the same China that has a one child policy and sterilizes women in the hospital after their first baby born?  Isn’t this the same China that mandates abortions to those who accidentally get pregnant a second time?  I mean if Russia could have accused America of not supporting women’s rights, and if Mexico could have spoken about the death penalty and China talked about racial profiling it would have been ridiculous, but at least not obscene.

There is a spiritual application in all of this though, remember when Jesus said to get the log out of our eyes before looking to find the speck of dust in another person’s eye?  This is a reminder of that same principle that needs to be applied to our own Christian living.  It is not that we need to be perfect to help a brother out, but at least have some common sense to know when we need to shut up and let someone else accuse or confront.  This is just a classic example of the foolishness of men.

Back to the politics.  Does this mean that America is perfect or doesn’t have corruption or even human rights violations?  I am not going to go any further with that because I am not in a position to defend governmental action, but If we are just being comparative with each of these issues, which nation offers more religious freedom, America or Indonesia?  Which nation is more conducive to the elevation of women and children, America or China?  Which nation is called the “melting pot” because of the integration of all types of ethnic peoples into the culture?  Which nation has a history of murdering more of its citizens by “death penalty” America or Russia?  I am sorry, I must stop now, but I am sure that those with any portion of a brain without being accused of being blindly patriotic can see the idiocy of this whole fiasco.

Sure hope a hit doesn’t get put on me for these words, oh, yeah, I live in the United States of America. I can publish this!

HT:  US Defends Human Rights – Fox News

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  1. Shepherd said:

    It just goes to show that, more often than not, moral indignation in the realm of politics is driven not by moral reasons, but political ones. It is easier to see specks in the eyes of someone who is your rival in global politics, economics, and other strivings for power.

    Shepherd
    from the Knight Blog

    November 6, 2010

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