Friday, March 09, 2007
Back at Ya
Spend much time with me and you'll find yourself getting an earful about social injustice and how frustrating it is to watch the "big dogs" run amuck around the world. (i know they don't always run amuck, but it feels like they are doing more than their fair share recently)
This year, like many other years, the US released a report on the state of human rights around the world. They carefully listed various countries as being "main" contributors to human rights violations...China was at the top of that list.
In response (the same response its had for the last several years) China released its own human rights report...but it focuses specifically on the USA. The report listed a host of domestic and foreign abuses of power and blatant white-bias in the criminal system. It also noted that according to the US' own census, 1 in 8 Americans live in poverty.
Of course, the American report was delivered to the United States citizens and the report by the Chinese was delivered to its citizens. Both being careful not to listen too closely to the other side's facts. Hurray for the propaganda of the nations. As long as 'we' can prove someone else it worse than we are, no one has to change anything.