Kim Jong-un and gang: Given the
concentration camp style
they currently rule,
can complaints by Pyongyang leader
abuse be taken seriously?
America is by Far World’s
Leading Human Rights Abuser (Rodong Sinmun, North
It’s that time of
year again: The U.S. State Department has issued its annual
report on human rights around the world. And, as has become the custom, states
like North Korea and China, which disapprove of America’s rendering, issue denunciations
of the report. This article from one of Pyongyang’s state-mouthpieces, the Rodong
Sinmun, quotes another state-run media outlet,
the Korean Central News Agency, which outlined U.S. abuses that the Kim Jong-un regime asserts disqualifies Washington from
criticizing anyone else.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces the publication of the State Department's annual report on human rights. While regimes in North Korea and China would like America to end the practice of publishing the reports, dissidents around the world would undoubtedly dusagree.
On May 22, the Korean Central News Agency issued an
indictment of America’s unethical human rights abuses.
The indictment said:
In the United States, a country that styles itself a "paradise
of liberty and democracy," the political rights of most of the toiling
masses are being wantonly violated by money and power.
American elections can be characterized as competitions for
wasting money. The November 2010 midterm elections were reported to have been the
most expensive election in U.S. history, $3.98 billion was squandered. This
year’s presidential election is expected to be a similar competition. U.S.
President Obama, candidate of the Democratic Party, raised $45 million in
February and $53 million in March. President Obama’s campaign fund is now
estimated to contain $120.01 million.
Freedom of speech, the privacy of correspondence, the
inviolability of the human person and other civil rights are now being openly and
regularly violated under the pretence of “national security.”
On June 10, 2010, the
U.S. Senate passed an act protecting cyberspace as a “national asset.” In
February last year, the BBC recalled that while the U.S. frequently cries out
for ensuring a free and open Internet and labels countries that take measures
to control it "closed societies," the United States is contemplating a
framework for control it on its mainland.
U.S. airports are introducing full-body scanners for
travelers under the pretext of national security.
U.S. authorities are brutally suppressing people participating
in Occupy Wall Street demonstrations across the country, vividly showing the
reality of the barrenness of U.S. human rights policy.
Law enforcement authorities responsible for protecting the
rights of U.S. citizens are becoming notorious for being the chief culprits of violence
and human rights abuse.
American prisons have turned into medieval torture chambers –
literal hells on earth.
The right to food, clothing and housing - the most
elementary of all human rights, are mercilessly suppressed in a society where the
law of the jungle reigns and money is everything.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey, as of the end of
2011, the number of the people living in poverty across the country reached
49.1 million. The number of people rendered homeless because of unaffordable
high-interest mortgages reached 636,000 last year. It is said that more than 51,000
people in Los Angeles sleep under the open sky every day. The California municipality
is now known as the "city of the homeless."
The number of the unemployed in April this year stood at
12.5 million, thanks to the ever-deepening economic crisis. Among them, 5.1
million are long-term unemployed.
According to a report released by the FBI on Sept. 19, 2011,
more than a million crimes of violence were committed in the U.S. in 2010.
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The "equality for all" much touted by the U.S. is
nothing but a deceptive slogan. Every kind of discrimination so wantonly pursued
by U.S. authorities mercilessly trampling equality of the people.
Furthermore, the consequences of America’s deeply-rooted
racial discrimination regularly and vividly manifest in the fabric of everyday
Women and children in the country are withering in the mire
of social evil. The unending violence against women fully betrays how a
barbaric American society is facing the end of an era.
The number of the poor children across the country is over
15 million. And every year, the number of such children subject to violence is
over three million, counting only those cases in which a formally complaint was
U.S. human rights abuses also affect other parts of the
world, resulting in immeasurable pain and suffering on other nations.
The U.S.-led "war on terror," which has lasted over
a decade so far, is an unprecedented exercise in state-sponsored terrorism and human
rights abuse. In the wake of Afghanistan and Iraq, the "anti-terror
war" now engulfing Pakistan is a clear reflection of this. The so-called “war
on terror” has become a war of genocide, taking the lives of countless innocent
The U.S. is also torturing and abusing prisoners at secret
prisons abroad. This is a wanton violation of international human rights and
The U.S. has also cruelly trampled on the freedom of
religion and faith in other nations.
It never ceases to resort to moves designed to bring down
governments and terrorize democratically-elected figures from various
countries. This constitutes yet another set of wanton violations of national
rights sovereignty and humanitarian law.
Furthermore, over the years, the United States has organized
and financially backed more than 40 terrorist groups. Some of these, specializing
in subversive acts and murder, exerted themselves to stifle the Cuban revolution.
For more than a century, America has hatched plots to
overthrow any governments, including Nicaragua, the Philippines, Puerto Rico,
Honduras, Guatemala, Chile, Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan and Iraq - all to
realize its ambition for domination.
Between 1961 and 1976, the United States has conducted at
least 900 assassination attempts and terrorist operations against well-known
politicians and government officials. When it comes to human rights, America is
the leading rogue state, perpetrating the most serious human rights abuses imaginable,
both at home and abroad.
This being the hard reality, the United States likes to make
a ruckus about human rights abuse elsewhere, politicizing the issue and triggering
a public outcry in a bid to pressure other countries. In judicial terms, this
is like the "guilty filing suit first."
It is none other than the United States that should be
hauled before the International Court of Human Rights.
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