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Mike 03

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1. Part of rejoining the global community means taking these stands
Sat Mar 20, 2021, 09:41 AM
Mar 2021

and I for one am thrilled we have an administration willing to speak out against them, in conjunction with our allies in Europe, Canada and Australia, even if we have serious problems here, because if nobody ever speaks out against human rights abuses because they have issues at home, the entire planet becomes a free-for-all where anything goes--which is exactly what China, Russia, Myanmar, Brazil, etc... want. They'd love western democracies not to take a stand on human rights abuses. Love it!

What you are saying here is exactly what Putin and President Xi tell us: We have no right. Neither does Germany or Canada or Australia or anybody else, then, according to Putin and Xi. They have a vested interested in us believing it, because it makes it easier for them to keep up their abuses.

Also, IIRC, a lot of Democrats were furious at Trump's unwillingness to speak out against human rights abuses especially in nations we sold weapons to.

Criticizing human rights abuses where we see them will make us better and more self-conscious about solving inequalities here.

We have huge challenges ahead. We need to be part of that community again to face those challenges. One of the responsibilities of being a member of that global community is speaking out against human rights abuses.

Part of rejoining the global community means taking these stands Mike 03 Mar 2021 #1
moral leadership llashram Mar 2021 #3
People ARE fighting against it here kcr Mar 2021 #7
ted cruz llashram Mar 2021 #13
+10000 BannonsLiver Mar 2021 #12
+1 treestar Mar 2021 #15
You can feel free to not care then n/t kcr Mar 2021 #2
You are on full ignore USAFRetired_Liberal Mar 2021 #4
Oh, no! n/t kcr Mar 2021 #5
That is the absolute truth malaise Mar 2021 #6
Since there is no country that is clean on human rights ripcord Mar 2021 #8
I guess my OP should have been and could have been clearer USAFRetired_Liberal Mar 2021 #9
you could not llashram Mar 2021 #16
I guess my OP should have been and could have been clearer USAFRetired_Liberal Mar 2021 #10
There is plenty of hypocracy around ripcord Mar 2021 #11
It does treestar Mar 2021 #14
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