This is a powerful, must-read article from China’s leading newspaper, Global Times. Check it out!
via US should clean up its own human rights issues – Global Times.
The Global Times article is factual and presents a well-reasoned argument. It brings in to question US criticism of China’s record on human rights.
Americans will counter that China is not a democracy, with one-political party, and media controls.
It is probably timely for me to ask two open-questions:
- What happened to the America that was the champion of freedom of the individual?
- Is the American Dream dead?
The American dream is not dead but whilst for some very bright Americans it is possible to make life changing amounts of money, for others it is more difficult to break through.
I have always believed that people in glass houses should not throw stones and that we should not seek to lecture the Chinese or anyone else about human rights unless we can honestly say that we are purer than the driven snow.
Clearly, we have engaged in draconian measures to deal with terrorists, both by legislation and other more nefarious activities.
Much of the legislation like the Patriot Act and the related snooping catches not just the people who should be in the cross hairs but all sorts of people who really should be left to go about their business.
It should be possible to eliminate grandmothers, small children and law abiding citizens and then focus relentlessly on jihadists, bogus imans, traitors and seditionists.
This can be done by closing down rogue mosques, cancelling their charitable status if the sermons preached there are not in accordance with the Koran or the law of the land.
Rogue imans, people who openly march and demonstrate for Global Caliphates are traitors whether they live here in the UK or in America or anywhere else.
The penalty for treason should be death and the penalties for sympathizers and seditionists should be internment and very hard labour under remote and austere conditions.
The Chinese are not saints but if we must lecture then we need to be a lot cleaner than we are and have the sense to do it sotto voce behind closed doors.
As things stand, both we and them have an interest in dealing with the threat posed by a Global Caliphate in the making.