The UN, Venezuela and Human Rights

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY OCTOBER 21, 2019

         JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD SEEN EVERYTHING COMES EVIDENCE YOU HAVE SEEN NOTHING YET.

         I REFER TO VENEZUELA WINNING A SEAT ON THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL. THAT’S RIGHT – DICTATORIAL VENEZUELA. IT IS MORE EVIDENCE, IF ANY IS NEEDED, OF HOW WORTHLESS THIS ORGANIZATION HAS BECOME. GIVING VENEZUELA A SEAT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL IS AKIN TO AWARDING THE KU KLUX KLAN A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE NAACP.

         WHO COMES UP WITH THIS STUFF? VENEZUELA HAS BEEN A CLASSIC ABUSER OF HUMAN RIGHTS FOR MANY YEARS. YET, THEY AREN’T ALONE. SAUDI ARABIA AND CUBA ALONG WITH THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO HAVE ALSO ENJOYED THE THINLY VEILED COVER OF RESPECTABILITY BY HAVING REPRESENTSTIVES SIT ON THE COUNCIL.

         WOULDN’T YOU LOVE TO SIT-IN ON ONE OF THESE MEETINGS AND HEAR THE DIALOGUE? HOW DO SOME OF THESE TOTALITARIAN COUNTRIES JUSTIFY THEIR ABUSES OF WOMEN, RELIGIOUS MINORITIES AND POLITICAL OPPONENTS? ARE THEY EVEN ASKED TO DO SO? PROBABLY NOT -- TOO UNDIPLOMATIC.

         THESE PEOPLE RIDE AROUND IN LIMOS, DINE AT FANCY RESTAURANTS AND PRETEND THEY ARE CHANGING THE WORLD. THE U.S. HAS REDUCED ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UN. IT WOULD BE NICE TO CUT THEM OFF ENTIRELY. I’M CAL THOMAS.