Friday, March 09, 2007

Morality lesson from our betters

China issues human rights record of the United States

It's that time of year again, when China kindly steps in to correct a deficiency in the U.S. State Department's annual reports on human rights around the world. That deficiency, of course, is that the State Department overlooks the human rights violations in the United States.

This year is pretty good, thanks to the continuing havoc neoliberal economic policies are causing in the U.S., with wealth and income increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, extreme poverty expanding, nearly 50 million people without access to health care, huge racial inequalities, etc.

However, the classic moment came last year, when the retards at the State Department thought to include evidence of gender discrimination in China, namely, that women earn only 79% of what men earn. China was quick to point out that in the U.S., women earn only 76% of what men earn.

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