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Disdain for Human Rights "A Disease That's Spreading," Warns UN Chief


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Disdain for Human Rights "A Disease That's Spreading," Warns UN Chief

Nika Knight, staff writer

"Disregard for human rights is a disease, and it is a disease that is spreading," warned United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in a keynote address as the U.N. Human Rights Council (OHCHR) opened its main session on Monday.


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A total DISAVOWAL of human rights...money is now the supreme being uber alles.


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Throughout its history the US goverment's disregard for human rights has been so much a part of both it foreign and domestic policies that it's difficult to see its membership in the OHCHR as anything but sheer hypocrisy in the first place.


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The US long lost any legitimacy on this issue. "Human rights" is an especially difficult subject to discuss today because we don't know what it actually means.

Human rights were codified by the UN's UDHR. Although the US eventually signed on to this international human rights agreement, we do not follow it, nor do Americans overall support this concept of human rights. For example, the UDHR states that everyone -- even the jobless poor -- have human rights to basic food and shelter. Americans disagreed, and ended actual welfare aid some 20 years ago. Well, what do Americans think "human rights" are?


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We have killed over 20 million since WWII in various wars and conflicts in 37 countries. Doesnt include how many have been crippled or displaced, a number that dwarfs that. All to spread peace and democracy, which never seems to be the end result. Add that to what Israel has done to the Palestinians and the region and I would say our concern over Human Rights abroad and at home is not very high. Not just the government either, but the citizens who buy lie after lie and support these wars, especially those over the last 30 years


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I think Amercians believe that human rights are only available for those who have a degree and a job otherwise you are garbage.