For the first time in our nation’s history, the State Department has submitted a report to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights about human rights issues in this country. The United States is now on the same level as North Korea, Cuba, Libya, and Iran. We are just one nation among many, no better or worse.
Well, not exactly. The United States is apparently a horrible place to live, a festering stinkhole of racsists, bigots, sexists, homophobes, Islamophobes, and xenophobes. According to an editorial in the Washington Times, the report
. . . describes how the United States discriminates against the disabled, homosexuals, women, Native Americans, blacks, Hispanics and those who don’t speak English. There is the expected pandering to Muslims, noting that the government is committed to ‘challenge misperceptions and discriminatory stereotypes, to prevent acts of vandalism and to combat hate crimes,’ offenses that the American people evidently keep committing. And the current economic woes are blamed on the housing crisis, which itself was the result of ‘discriminatory lending practices.’ The implication is that if Americans had only been less racist, they would be enjoying prosperity today.
The report notes that until recently, the U.S. engaged in torture, unlawfully detained terrorist suspects and illegally spied on Americans communicating with terrorists – but the report assures readers that Mr. Obama has been putting a stop to all that.
This report should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention over the past several years. It is well known that Mr. Obama sat through 20 years of anti-American diatribe and invective at the feet of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a man who considers the U.S. to be a nation rife with racism and even blames American racism for provoking the 9/11 attacks. It is common knowledge that Mr. Obama served alongside unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers on the Woods Fund of Chicago. As noted by David Horowitz,
On the morning of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, along with a million other readers of the New York Times including many who would never be able to read the paper again, I opened its pages to be confronted by a color photo showing a middle-aged couple holding hands and affecting a defiant look at the camera. The article was headlined in an irony that could not have been more poignant, “No Regrets For A Love Of Explosives.” The couple pictured were Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, former leaders of the 1960s’ Weather Underground, America’s first terrorist cult. One of their bombing targets, as it happened, was the Pentagon.
With friends and mentors like these, is it any wonder that President Obama would seek to humiliate his own country in such a fashion? The roster of “Consultants” that participated in the collection of relevant human-rights data for this report reads like a Who’s Who of America-hating leftists. Joe Wolverton, in his excellent piece for New American, writes: