It’s one of the countries whose egregious sins Trump called out in his UN General Assembly address, no less!
Will anyone on the left be protesting over this? We already know the answer, don’t we: ‘Probably not.’
After all, it’s a Leftist nation, one that, until recently, was held up as the true example of the American Dream by the likes of Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore, and Sean Penn.
Have you guessed which country yet?
I rest my case. This is one of the many reasons why it was important that the US withdraw from the Human Rights Council. Venezuela now slated to be the newest member. This group is not worthy of its name. #HumanRightsCouncilInNameOnlyhttps://t.co/WXoNyw9fqX
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) September 25, 2019
Should it really surprise us, though? Here’s an example of that ‘esteemed’ body’s recent handiwork in light of Chinese brutality against Hong Kong protesters.
No joke: U.N. Human Rights Council rebukes #HongKong MP for speaking outside the "context of the agenda item" after she tells of police brutality against pro-democracy protesters, under the UNHRC's Agenda Item #3 on "Promotion & protection of all human rights, civil & political." pic.twitter.com/yFiSAxKDbB
— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) September 16, 2019
But we can be confident that there will continue to be regularly-scheduled denunciations of Israel over the next year or so, almost the exclusion of all other countries.
Because that’s the one thing these tinpot dictators seem able to agree on.
What did Trump have to say about Venezuela in his speech?
10 hours a day in bread lines; 50,000 detained; modern-day death squads 1000s of extra-judicial killings. “…Maduro is a Cuban puppet, protected by Cuban bodyguards, hiding from his own people while Cuba plunders Venezuela’s oil wealth to sustain it’s own corrupt communist rule.”
“One of the most serious challenges our countries face is the specter of Socialism. It’s the wrecker of nations and the destroyer of societies. Events in Venezuela remind us all that Socialism and Communism are not about justice, they are not about equality, they are not about lifting up the poor, and they are certainly not about the good of the nation. Socialism and Communism are about one thing only: power for the ruling class.
Today I repeat a message to the world that I have delivered at home: America will never be a Socialist country. In the last century, Socialism and Communism killed One Hundred Million People. Sadly, as we see in Venezuela, the death toll continues in this country. These totalitarian ideologies combined with modern technology have the power to excise new and disturbing forms of suppression and domination.
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