Hubris in the US State Department

The pot calls the kettle a human rights violator.

In an astounding act of political arrogance and poor diplomatic relations, the US State Department recently released “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013,” a report outlining the human rights violations of various nations. On its own, such a report would not be particularly troubling, except when one begins to look through the document and finds one country conspicuously absent: the United States.

Apart from instantly pissing off the entire world with its blatant, ideologically driven hubris, the document also spawned an interesting response report from China detailing the US’s various human rights violations including the PRISM spy program, the large number of civilian casualties associated with drone programs in Pakistan and Yemen, the high homicide/gun violence deaths, among others.

What else might we add to the report?

  • Torture and improsonment without trial at Guantanamo Bay and other military prisons?
  • Racially biased judicial system?
  • Highest Incarceration rate in the world (both absolute and proportional)?
  • What else would you add?

Links:
New York Times Article
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013
China issues report on U.S. human rights

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About jleavittpearl

Philosopher and Theologian out of Pittsburgh PA.

Posted on March 1, 2014, in News, Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Americans are not bullies but run by capitalist bullies….

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