Another outstanding example of the incredible hypocrisy of the
Useless United Nations. Bravo, Mal!
While Geneva Fiddles, Homos Burn – The Malcontent
America is still the global community’s favorite whipping boy for virtually every perceived world problem. Clearly, the United States is not perfect, but quite often the imperfections that are noted are wildly inflated, completely lacking in context or wholly invented.
For instance, if you had read the New York Blade today, you would have thought that the United States was the world’s worst abuser of gay rights, at least according to the UN’s Human Rights Committee.
Of course the New York Blade probably believes that the USA is the world’s worst abuser of gay rights. But I digress….
More importantly, maybe I’ll be more apt to listen to what the committee has to say about human rights in general and gay rights in particular when they get a freaking sense of proportion.
The committee’s report on the United States runs 12 pages and chronicles a litany of “concerns.”
The Committee notes with concern allegations of widespread incidence of violent crime perpetrated against persons of minority sexual orientation, including by law enforcement officials. It notes with concern the failure to address such crime in legislation on hate crime at the federal level and in many states. It notes with concern the failure to outlaw employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in many states. (articles 2 and 26)
I wasn’t able to find similar reports about countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran, although the State Department noted that the committee’s report on the despotic regime in North Korea was only half the length of the report on the United States.
And people wonder why the United States hasn’t been more enthusiastic about welcoming gay-rights groups with “observer status” into the UN. Given recent history, it would probably just give the international community more ammunition to unload on their armies of strawmen.
And let me add one additional thought about this idiotic and unbalanced UN report. The items that the United States is criticized about are not examples of government-sponsored policies of proactive gay discrimination and oppression. Rather we are talking about crimes committed by individuals living in the United States, most of which are eventually prosecuted for their crimes.
Absence of hate-crime legislation is not the moral equivalent of government-sponsored and enforced gay oppression and murder. Absence of marriage “rights” is not the same as hunting down and hanging gays with the full force of the government.
The UN report fails to acknowledge that — unlike the United States where there may be individual crimes related to gay bigotry — there are many, many nations around the world, especially Islamic countries, where being gay is a state-enforced crime worthy of hanging.
But really, what do you expect from the international body that names Iran as the head of their Human Rights group anyway?
Speaking of which, why does my tax money go to this absolutely useless and anti-American organization? Let Angelina Jolie give her hard-earned money to the United Nations if she wants to. Ughhhhh!