Elephants in Academia has an excellent post on the UN’s latest: Cuba wins seat on U.N. Human Rights Council. Like its predecessor, the UN Human Rights Commission, the Council seats the abusers. Same old, same old.
Cuba is the biggest human rights violator in the hemisphere. It is one of the few tyrannies in the world that refuses its citizens the right to leave, effectively turning it into an island prison. It has one of the world’s highest suicide rates. Its locals without party connections get no health care, and in fact are denied education if their parents are dissidents. Its residents are not allowed to keep dollar remittances sent by relatives, and instead must accept vile Cuban pesos at rates determined by Castro. Its dissidents are tortured, imprisoned and beaten. It is one of the most horrible places on the face of the earth. Its residents brave shark-infested waters to reach someplace, any place, where they can at long last breathe free air.
The U.S., wisely, opted to stay off this United Nations board, knowing full well that countries like Cuba could gerrymander the new system to be on it. It’s quite a reflection on the workings of the United Nations that this should be the state of affairs now. The UN is now more irrelevant than ever.
Before you give me the charismatic-leader-helping-the-poor-offering-free-health-care-education-adult-literacy-and-job-training-initiatives-that-help-millions-of-CubansTM nonsense, read my translation of this video from Babalu that shows how political prisioners are kept in Cuba. Watch the video and think about how it would feel to be locked up in a latrine for weeks to no end. And then think about how you would feel, if you were rotting away in one of those, to know that the UN has placed Cuba in the “new” Council.
Captain’s Quarters looks at Morality At Turtle Bay, and its values.
The USA should cut off ALL funding to the UN.right.now.
Michelle Malkin has round-up and a most valuable comment from reader Vinod:
Let the US lead by example first.
read what he means by that.
Michelle also links to this book: