posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 02:08 PM
reply to post by Krazysh0t
I disagree. We do not try and portray ourselves as the role model of human rights. We are not self proclaimed champions of human rights. The world
just watches too many of our movies and TV shows (which your countries BUY, no pushing there) and takes them as "official" messages to the world from
us. We are not going to save the planet. Captain planet like Captain America is fiction.
I did not use a straw man argument as a diversionary tactic either. I was trying to show the dishonest nature of threads like this where the focus is
on the US and NOT the supposed issue at hand. I mentioned China because if the OP was worried about human rights violations he would have no problem
showcasing other countries with REAL human rights nightmares....
The US may have problems with its foreign policies and their impact, but this is about human rights violations, RIGHT? NOT US hypocrisy....
If it is about both, or rather US hypocrisy then other examples of it are better suited to do so. Human rights are not a problem in the US. We have
successful state of human rights in the US.
If the OP was to talk about US hypocrisy and mentioned our "liberation" of Iraq, OK. That was hypocritical. If he would mention Frances recent concern
with Al-Qaeda in Africa all of a sudden, then OK. They dont give a crap about Somalia and company (target practice and combat experience)....it is
dirty Africa to Europeans. That would also be hypocrisy.
This is just a loosely arranged argument that is trying to be critical about the US. There is no proposed solution. There is no source of the problem
stated. Just blah blah blah about the imperfection of a country of humans......
So I am sorry. I disagree. I do so for thought out and well motivated reasons. Ignorance, as it were, is the state of IGNORING the facts willingly and
perpetuating a lack of understanding and knowledge (my definition).
I have my reasons for doubting the sincerity of the OP, not his tenacity.
edit on 15-1-2013 by zedVSzardoz because: changed "or" to "and" co...