World's Most Tyrannical Regime Can't Stop Babbling About "Human Rights"

"Which is very silly, considering the fact that the US government is the single worst human rights abuser on planet Earth. And it's not even close."…
Like all US secretaries of state, Tony Blinken spends his time claiming that other nations abuse human rights, and that it is America's duty to defend those rights. Which is very silly, considering the fact that the US government is the single worst human rights abuser on earth.
There is no other government that is circling the planet with hundreds of military bases and working to destroy any nation which disobeys it via invasion, proxy wars, blockades, economic warfare, staged coups, and covert operations.…
There is no other government on earth whose violence has killed millions of people (…) and displaced tens of millions (…) just since the turn of this century.
There is no other government waging nonstop wars around the world and dropping scores of bombs per day on human beings in foreign nations in order to perpetuate its iron-fisted domination of our planet.…
And it just says so much about who is controlling the dominant narratives in our society that these actions are not considered human rights violations.
Not a day goes by when the US government is not doing the things described above, both directly and through its imperial member states. Yet the US secretary of state spends all day tweeting that other governments are guilty of human rights violations.
Because, as far as power is concerned, narrative control is everything.…
If mass murder is not an abuse of human rights, then "human rights" is a meaningless concept. But even if bombing campaigns and other acts of military butchery do not transgress your personal definition of human rights, the US still does not care about human rights.
What indeed, @MarkAmesExiled? Did Duterte cease promoting the extrajudicial killings of drug users and spontaneously transform into a cuddly wuddly human rights advocate?
Of course not. What happened, as Ames points out, is that Duterte ceased publicly toying with the notion of pivoting from Washington to Beijing as he had been doing since taking office, shifting to a hard line against China in support of Manila's longtime imperial overlord.
As I never tire of reminding readers, a leaked 2017 State Department memo spelled out in plain English how the US only cares about human rights when they can be weaponized against its enemies.
In Imperialist Brain Worms World, "human rights" is nothing other than a propaganda weapon to be used for building antagonistic international coalitions, and manufacturing consent for invasions, regime change ops, starvation sanctions and world-threatening cold war escalations.
It's just mass-scale concern trolling, of the most destructive and malignant sort imaginable.
Don't get duped into acting as an unwitting pro bono Pentagon propagandist. Don't be an imperial concern troll. Don't let the worst human rights abuser on the face of our planet get away with pretending to support human rights.
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