AP reporter Audra Ang helps to blur the distinction today between heaven and hell.
China lashes back at U.S. on human rights
BEIJING - China on Thursday lashed out against U.S. criticism of its human rights record, saying racial discrimination and crime were still rife in the United States and prisoners were being abused at U.S.-run detention centers abroad.
The State Council, China's cabinet, denounced the United States for what it said were rampant violence and widespread discrimination against minorities — especially blacks — in its annual response to the State Department's report on human rights worldwide.
"For a long time, the life and security of the people of the United States has not been under efficient protection," the Chinese report said. Blacks are given heavier criminal penalties, arrested more frequently and are more likely to be targeted for hate crimes, the report said.
Absurd as the point may be, given the atrocioous condition of human rights extant in Communist China for over half a century, note that a journalist took time and space to lend the claim serious consideration. It gained a headline, albeit on the Yahoo hole of China's subsidized memory crapper. Nevertheless it made news because, to some portion of the population of the West, the claim is conceivable. And propaganda officials in the Communist asylum of China know it.
The enemies of the West have begun to recognize the chasm that has formed in Western Civilization and now splits Left from Right on the fundamental issues of virtue, ethics and values. The volatile condition threatens the stability of the American Republic now every bit as much as the battle over Federalism did in the 1860's. And while rhetoric and conjecture serve the place of bullets and bombs (for the moment), irresponsible charges and statements can do a comparable degree of damage. Now granted, rhetoric has long been an effective weapon of political debate. Yet the poisonously hyberbolic degree of the current rhetoric employed by the Left, and disguised as political discourse, threatens to undermine America's image as the torch of Liberty to the oppressed masses of humans that look toward it for hope and inspiration. After decades of escalating hyberole, the enemies of freedom are now exploiting their fortunes on the world stage. The opportunity has been afforded them by the professional class of Leftwing American propagandists willing to abandon the legacy of historical perspective for the gratification of instant political opportunity.
Black America, do you honestly believe yourselves to be oppressed in America? Really?! Think hard about it because 1.3 billion hostile Communist are listening to you bitch (through your ordained mouthpieces of racial oppression). Might you prefer the brand of hospitality they offer their subjects?... equality of subjugation without racial preference!
Homosexuals, do you really see active malevolence in America's luke warm acceptance of your untraditional lifestyle choices? The Islamofascist regimes of radical Islam hear it in your tenor. Remember them? They are the ones with blades drawn, dying to slice your throats.
Women, are your rights as humans being denigrated by legal limitations to on-demand abortion? 'Conservative America,' screams NARAL and NOW, 'is putting woman in shackles.' How would you like the Chicoms approach to reproductive rights instead of meaningful public debate? Abortion on demand is what they offer... when the government demands it. The Chicoms hear you whine. They may someday feel your pain.
Harassment, detention, and imprisonment of people seen as threats to the Chinese government. These are the realities in Communist China. Tight controls over print, broadcast and electronic media and censorship of online content. These are also the real figments of Communist China. Let's also reflect on infanticide, forced euthanasia, religious persecution while we are at it. Should we also have a look at the offerings from radical Islam? How about, female oppression, religious intolerance, child sexual abuse, ritual murder, and the complete intolerance for so-called alternative sexual identity. Yet all of that can be obscured by the moral relativists of Western progressive humanism peddling infinite tolerance in the place of discriminate judgement for a five decade orgy of experimental capriciousness. All it took was an incessant camouflaging tantrum of hyperbolic rhetoric to make it so.
Hyberbole is a most dangerous sprite, for let loose from its cage, its temptations are seductive and it spreads with increasing fury. It destroys the contrasting distinctions that define the path of Man's past through to its future until only relative degrees of scrutiny remain - ie. 'This is good, because its not as bad as that.' The Left has played this card for the better part of a decade, washing away the distinctions that generations of human blood had painted. George Bush is no different than Adolf Hitler, they say. Abu Ghraib and Gitmo are worse, claims the ACLU and MoveOn, than Auschwitz or Treblinka. Donald Rumsfled is a bigger threat to liberty, says the voices of the Democratic Underground,than Al Quaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. And then we wonder why Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has the nerve to question the Holocaust on the pulpit of his world stage?
The impetuous children of Leftist ideology have defamed their benefactor far too long. The roost has been remodeled by subjective whim. Relativisms chickens have now come home with a disease far worse than the flu. Cry wolf at the sight of each fox, and the shepherds will soon stop coming to your aid. Cry havoc at mere squabble and the dogs you let slip, will surely make war on you.