Bad Handwriting in La Joven Cuba (9)

With Regards to the Chinese Report about Human Rights Violations in the U.S.

Wow! The pot calling the kettle black.

Human rights are violated everywhere. But the Chinese are very sensitive when you step on their toes about this. They now have unbridled capitalism and totalitarian censorship. They seem to tell their citizens: “Enrich yourselves, and let me deal with the governing.”

Almost all the information that they have put in the report, is information published on legal sites in the United States.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that is mentioned is an NGO that monitors civil rights violations, unlike its counterpart in China which operates illegally.

The Chinese have a program known as “The Great Wall of China,” the most effective censorship filter that exists for the Internet.

According to news reports, in 2010, candidates for the House …

… According to figures from the U.S. Justice Department.

Statistics show that in that country there were 12,000 homicides caused by guns …

“The New York Times” reported on 23 of…

According to statistics, about 20 million…

The figures published in the official website of “Love Our Children USA” show that …

Statistics show that seven out of ten million …

… Says the report, quoting McClatchy Newspapers.

Here this doesn’t say much, but the Nobel Peace Prize winner this year is a Chinese in prison for making these kinds of complaints in his country; you are very young, but with the economic reforms already undertaken, in 1989 Chinese youth also wanted to have democracy and they staged a series of protests in Tiananmen Square, which were ruthlessly suppressed with an unspecified toll of dead of wounded. The Chinese government refused to allow it to be divulged in the news and even expelled foreign correspondents. There is a very famous photo of a young man moments before he was crushed by a tank in Tiananmen.

A slippery slope, my friends of La Joven Cuba.

Note: Many thanks to Eduardo and other commentators who explained to me that the young man in the photo was not crushed by the tank as I was told several years ago.

April 19 2011

One thought on “Bad Handwriting in La Joven Cuba (9)

  1. You make the point very clear:- any government is capable of violating rights, but a government grounded in a constitution that requires it to respect and protect individual rights ( which include the freedom of speech and the press) is up for public scrutiny if it does violate those rights. Or if it fails to do its job. And then voters can vote out the culprits and vote in people who promise to abide by the constitution.

    The number and severity of rights violations in the USA is nothing compared to those in dictatorships, and in the US we have a means to learn about, protest, and redress any rights violations.

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