Hillel Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch, spoke truth to the U.N. Human Rights Council last Friday. His speech:
Six decades ago, in the aftermath of the Nazi horrors, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rene Cassin and other eminent figures gathered here, on the banks of Lake Geneva, to reaffirm the principle of human dignity. They created the Commission on Human Rights. Today, we ask: What has become of their noble dream? In this session we see the answer. Faced with compelling reports from around the world of torture, persecution, and violence against women, what has the Council pronounced, and what has it decided?
Nothing. Its response has been silence. Its response has been indifference. Its response has been criminal. One might say, in Harry Truman's words, that this has become a Do-Nothing, Good-for-Nothing Council. But that would be inaccurate. This Council has, after all, done something.
It has enacted one resolution after another condemning one single state: Israel. In eight pronouncements-and there will be three more this session-Hamas and Hezbollah have been granted impunity. The entire rest of the world-millions upon millions of victims, in 191 countries-continue to go ignored. So yes, this Council is doing something. And the Middle East dictators who orchestrate this campaign will tell you it is a very good thing. That they seek to protect human rights, Palestinian rights.
So too, the racist murderers and rapists of Darfur women tell us they care about the rights of Palestinian women; the occupiers of Tibet care about the occupied; and the butchers of Muslims in Chechnya care about Muslims.
But do these self-proclaimed defenders truly care about Palestinian rights? Let us consider the past few months. More than 130 Palestinians were killed by Palestinian forces. This is three times the combined total that were the pretext for calling special sessions in July and November. Yet the champions of Palestinian rights-Ahmadinejad, Assad, Khaddafi, John Dugard-they say nothing. Little 3-year-old boy Salam Balousha and his two brothers were murdered in their car by Prime Minister Haniyeh's troops. Why has this Council chosen silence?
Because Israel could not be blamed. Because, in truth, the dictators who run this Council couldn't care less about Palestinians, or about any human rights. They seek to demonize Israeli democracy, to delegitimize the Jewish state, to scapegoat the Jewish people. They also seek something else: to distort and pervert the very language and idea of human rights. You ask: What has become of the founders' dream? With terrible lies, it is being turned into a nightmare.
LEFTISTS PROTECT VOTER FRAUD>
I wonder why? Post below excerpted from Gateway Pundit
Today the Washington Post brings you another example of scary biased reporting. Today's article by Michael Waldman and Justin Levitt discusses the "alleged" voter fraud problem in this country. The WaPo says, of course, that the country has no problem with voter fraud...
As Congress probes the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, attention is centering on who knew what, and when. It's just as important to focus on "why," such as the reason given for the firing of at least one of the U.S. attorneys, John McKay of Washington state: failure to prosecute the phantom of individual voter fraud.
Allegations of voter fraud -- someone sneaking into the polls to cast an illicit vote -- have been pushed in recent years by partisans seeking to justify proof-of-citizenship and other restrictive ID requirements as a condition of voting. Scare stories abound on the Internet and on editorial pages, and they quickly become accepted wisdom.
But the notion of widespread voter fraud, as these prosecutors found out, is itself a fraud.
Interesting that the authors talk about the close Washington State Gubernatorial Race in 2004 but don't mention the fact that there were more votes counted in King County than voters who live there.
Funny they fly over the St. Louis region where at least 16 democrats were arrested, convicted and sentenced for election crimes (and attempted murder of a federal witness) following the 2004 race alone... Election officials launched an investigation in 2004 after noticing that among the "new" voters registered was longtime Alderman Albert "Red" Villa, who died in 1990. His bust stands in South St. Louis. Local democratic operatives were hoping to revive his career.
In Missouri alone, prior to the 2006 elections, ACORN workers were indicted for turning in 35,000 questionable registration forms! ... despite your biased reporting, there are oodles of Democrats sentenced and convicted for voter crimes! Previously: Busted! The New York Times Bogus Voter Fraud Claims
Paris rioting puts racial tension on poll agenda: "Rioting at a major Paris train station, triggered by a ticket check, thrust security on to centre stage in France's presidential campaign yesterday. French police were bracing for fresh outbreaks of violence after hundreds of youths rioted over the arrest of an illegal immigrant at the Gare du Nord. Rampaging youths, many apparently of African or North African origin, wielded metal bars, smashed windows, looted stores, set rubbish bins alight and smashed shop windows. The violence erupted on Tuesday, during the evening rush hour, after ticket inspectors stopped a 33-year-old man for jumping over a barrier at the Gare du Nord Metro station. The man, described as an illegal immigrant with 22 convictions, allegedly head-butted an inspector. Witnesses described holidaymakers cowering in fear after stepping off trains from London, Brussels and Amsterdam. The violence was reminiscent of the riots that flared in Paris's poor suburbs in 2005 when Nicolas Sarkozy, now a presidential candidate, was interior minister. Francois Baroin, who succeeded Mr Sarkozy this week, said that the rioters had used "urban guerilla" tactics."
Blogress wins: "An Englishwoman who lost her secretarial job for writing a personal weblog won her case for wrongful dismissal in a Paris labour tribunal yesterday. The court ordered Dixon Wilson, an Anglo-French accountancy firm, to pay 44,000 euros in damages to Catherine Sanderson, 34, and to refund unemployment benefit paid to her since she lost her job at its Paris office in April. News of the dismissal turned Ms Sanderson, a Bath University graduate from York, into a celebrity with her blog, Petite Anglaise, about life in Paris as a working single mother. She is now completing a book under what is said to be a six-figure contract with Penguin. Dixon Wilson was not named in the blog but the firm argued that her unflattering accounts of office life identified the business and were damaging to it. It said that she should not have spent working time on her online journal. "I am delighted. I feel vindicated," Ms Sanderson said. "This shows that an employee who does good work should not be sanctioned in this way."
The hated Wal-Mart again: "Wal-Mart Stores Inc. increased its U.S. charitable giving 10 percent last year to $272.9 million, the world's largest retailer said Tuesday, likely defending its position as the country's largest corporate donor of cash. The rate of growth was lower than a year earlier, when Hurricane Katrina relief helped push the annual rise to 19 percent, but it was ahead of Wal-Mart's 7 percent rise in net profit last year. The company's profit for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 was $12.2 billion.... Wal-Mart was ranked the country's top corporate cash donor in 2005 by The Chronicle of Philanthropy"
Keith Burgess Jackson pulls apart the latest bit of Wal-Mart bashing from the NYT. Leftist elitists really hate the fact that Wal-Mart appeals to ordinary people.
I have just put up another lot of postings from Chris Brand on his usual highly "incorrect" themes.
For more postings from me, see TONGUE-TIED, EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE, FOOD & HEALTH SKEPTIC, AUSTRALIAN POLITICS, IMMIGRATION WATCH and EYE ON BRITAIN. (Mirror sites here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here).
"Why should the German be interested in the liberation of the Jew, if the Jew is not interested in the liberation of the German?... We recognize in Judaism, therefore, a general anti-social element of the present time... In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism.... Indeed, in North America, the practical domination of Judaism over the Christian world has achieved as its unambiguous and normal expression that the preaching of the Gospel itself and the Christian ministry have become articles of trade... Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist". Who said that? Hitler? No. It was Karl Marx. See also here and here.
The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch) and the full name of Hitler's political party (translated) was "The National Socialist German Workers' Party".
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