"Relations with the Castro regime should not be revisited, let alone normalized, until the Cuban people enjoy freedom – & not 1 second sooner" I HAD TO JUST SIT HERE AND WONDER AT HIS HYPOCRISY, HE WHO OWNS MEGA-STOCKS IN CORPORATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF OR HAVE ADMITTED TO THE SAME "HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS" HE BEMOANS CUBA AS GUILTY OF! HE OWNS STOCKS IN COMPANIES THAT DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE FREEDOM OF THE CHEAP WORKERS THEY HIRE IN NATIONS THAT HAVE VIOLATED FREEDOM AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR CENTURIES, SOME FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS!
AND OTHER CONGRESSMEN OWN SIMILAR STOCKS!
'OPEN SECRETS' TOOK A LOOK AT BOOZY BOEHNER'S STOCK PORTFOLIO AND WE CAN CLEARLY SEE 'JOHN BOY' PROFITS FROM HIS COMPANIES THAT WORK OUT OF CHINA AND OTHER NATIONS THAT GRANT AMERICA CHEAP, UNPROTECTED WORK FORCE,
THE HYPOCRITES AND/OR BRAINLESS IN THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT PARTIES WHO ARE SCREAMING THAT WE SHOULD NOT LIFT THE EMBARGO, ALLOW TRAVEL TO, OR TRADE WITH THAT COMMUNIST COUNTRY, CUBA, MUST HAVE BLINDERS ON REGARDING THE BIGGEST COMMUNIST NATION ON EARTH AND ITS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS...CHINA, CHINA, TO WHOM THE U.S. OWES...TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS...CHINA, WHICH OWNS A LARGE CHUNK OF AMERICA.
HELLO, LIARS AND CONS ON THE HILL, YOU FORGOT ABOUT CHINA?
AND THEN THERE ARE THE MIDDLE EASTERN NATIONS, ESPECIALLY SAUDI ARABIA, ESPECIALLY KUWAIT, WHO REDEFINE "HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS", BUT YOU DON'T MENTION THEM, EITHER, AS NATIONS WE SHOULD EMBARGO, REFUSE TO TRADE WITH?
NO, THE INDIGNATION FEIGNED BY THE LOUDEST NAY-SAYERS TO THE END OF THE CUBAN EMBARGO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CUBA.
IT'S WHO SAID, "LET'S END THE EMBARGO."
IF OBAMA HAD DECIDED TO OPEN TRADE WITH HEAVEN ITSELF, THE SCREAMS FROM CONGRESS WOULD HAVE BEEN EQUALLY DEAFENING.
"TO HELL WITH ANYTHING/EVERYTHING THAT BLACK MAN WANTS TO DO!
HOW DARE HE?
THE MAN IS A MUSLIM KENYAN!
HE'S OUT TO DESTROY WHITE AMERICA!"
WE'VE HEARD SUCH STATEMENTS SINCE DAY 1 OF THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION.
NEVER MIND THAT CRUZ WAS BORN IN CANADA TO A CUBAN 'IMMIGRANT' FATHER, OR THAT McCAIN WAS BORN IN PANAMA, AND CERTAINLY NEVER MIND THAT THE REST OF THE PACK UP ON 'THE HILL' ARE OFFSPRING, THE "ANCHOR-BABIES" ,OF 'ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS', i.e., THE "BOAT PEOPLE" OF THE MAYFLOWER AND OTHER SHIPS FROM EUROPA.
TO GET A REAL "AMERICAN" IN OFFICE, WE'D HAVE TO TURN TO THE INDIGENOUS TRIBES, WHAT'S LEFT OF THEM, AND SELECT FROM THOSE "ORIGINAL PEOPLE", AND MAYBE LEARN AN "ORIGINAL LANGUAGE"?
AN IROQUOIAN, GIDUWV, OR SIOUAN DIALECT WOULD HAVE TO BE THE LANGUAGE OF AMERICA, YES?
V, YUNEGV, V?
BUT LET'S COMPARE CHINA TO CUBA.
AND LET'S JUST SEE HOW MUCH THE U.S. HELPS CHINA VIOLATE HUMAN RIGHTS EVERY YEAR.
LET'S SEE IF AMERICA IS ACTUALLY ENCOURAGING CHINA TO REMAIN A HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATOR.
(HINT: YES, YES WE DO ENCOURAGE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN CHINA!)
LET'S SEE IF CHINA OWNING A BIG PIECE OF THE AMERICAN PIE HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH CONGRESS BEING JUST FINE WITH AMERICA "TRADING WITH AN ENEMY STATE"!
TWO MAJOR ISSUES IMMEDIATELY COME TO MIND:
#1 ~ INFANTICIDE, OR "GENDERCIDE" IN CHINA
In my mind, China's most horrific human rights violations are committed against the unborn or the newborn of the "wrong" gender.
China has long had a 'one-child policy", and parents there seemed to want male children, so it was perfectly understandable that pregnant women, on learning they were carrying a female, got an abortion, or, having delivered a female, simply threw the newborn out like one would the trash.
Missionaries to China have long reported abandoned, tossed-aside female babies there, and some have devoted themselves to their rescue.
China has a history of female infanticide spanning 2000 years. CUBA DOES NOT.Reproductive rights in Chinese society have been co-opted by the government as a component of a broader push towards socialist modernization.
The denial of these fundamental rights is seen by the government as a necessary societal sacrifice for the preservation of the state.
This powerful state loyalty creates a ripe environment for a pervasive fertility policy, regardless of the ramifications.
When Christian missionaries arrived in China in the late sixteenth century, they noticed the practice of female infanticide, and witnessed newborns being thrown into rivers or onto rubbish piles.
During the 19th century female infanticide was practiced in the majority of China's provinces.
THIS PRACTICE HAS BEEN WELL-DOCUMENTED IN TODAY'S CHINA.
LITTLE HAS CHANGED IN 2000 YEARS!
On 25 September 1980 in an "open letter", the Politburo of the Communist Party of China requested that members of the party, and those in the Communist youth league, lead by example and have only one child.
(See Joseph Farah, "Cover-up of China's gender-cide", Western Journalism Center/FreeRepublic, September 29, 1997.) Farah referred to the gendercide as "the biggest single holocaust in human history."
Although China eased restrictions of the one-child rule for rural families, few trusted the government, it appears, and the gendercide continued.
BUT AMERICA IS FINE WITH THAT!
AMERICA TRADES FREELY WITH A CHINA THAT BASICALLY ENCOURAGES ABORTION OF FEMALE FETUSES.
#2~ ETHNIC CLEANSING?
CHINA DOES THAT!
NOT A PROBLEM.
AMERICA UNDERSTANDS...COLONISTS,ET AL, VERSUS INDIANS, AFTER ALL....
Millions, yes, LITERALLY MILLIONS of Tibetan farmers and herders, an ethnic minority in China, have been rounded up like animals themselves and sent off to what China calls "a mass rehousing-and-relocation policy" that forces them into socialist work villages.
We might call them prison camps here.
WHAT ABOUT CUBA ON THIS ISSUE?
'The government continues to rely on arbitrary detention to harass and intimidate individuals who exercise their fundamental rights.
The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation—an independent human rights group the government views as illegal—received over 3,600 reports of arbitrary detentions from January through September 2013, compared to approximately 2,100 in 2010.
Dozens of political prisoners remain in Cuban prisons according to local human rights groups, which estimate that there are more political prisoners whose cases they cannot document because the government prevents independent national or international human rights groups from accessing its prisons."
In November, Cuba was re-elected to a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, defeating Uruguay for a regional position despite its poor human rights record and consistent efforts to undermine the council’s work to respond to human rights violators.
" The Code for Children, Youth and Family states that a parent who teaches ideas contrary to communism can be sentenced to three years in prison."
CUBA'S PRISONS EACH HOLD DOZENS TO THOUSANDS IN VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS, AS COMPARED TO MILLIONS HELD IN CHINA, BUT ONE IS TOO MANY.
THAT THE U.S. MAINTAINS CLOSE RELATIONS WITH CHINA AND NOT WITH CUBA, DOES NOT MAKE SENSE WHEN BOTH ARE GUILTY OF THE SAME THING, AND IT IS HYPOCRITICAL TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL, EVEN FOR CONGRESS, TO MAINTAIN THERE'S ANY REASON CHINA MAY BE EXCUSED.
In other cases, the Chinese are gaining control over vast tracts of U.S. territory by buying up our large corporations.
For example, when the Chinese purchased Smithfield Foods, they suddenly owned 460 large farms and became the top employer in dozens of communities all over the United States…
IT IS INEVITABLE, ECONOMIC MINDS SAY, THAT CHINA BECOMES DOMINANT OVER THE U.S.!
IT IS INEVITABLE, ECONOMIC MINDS SAY, THAT CHINA BECOMES DOMINANT OVER THE U.S.!
The President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve recently stated that “attitudes in the U.S. are going to have to change” because America “will not permanently be the global leader”…
That’s according to Federal Reserve Board of St. Louis President James Bullard, who spoke to the Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of a conference during a recent visit to Hong Kong.“Attitudes in the U.S. are going to have to change, because the U.S. will not permanently be the global leader,” Mr. Bullard said.
In fact, Bullard insists that it is inevitable that the U.S. will end up playing second fiddle to communist China…
In that case, “the U.S. would be playing a role to China similar to the role the U.K. plays to the U.S. today,” Mr. Bullard said. “People think it’s 50-75 years away but it’s probably only 25 or 20 years away, something like that.”
And this is one of the guys that is running the U.S. economy?
Between 1983 and 1999, the profits of the Top 200 firms grew 362.4 percent, while the number of people they employed grew by only 14.4 percent. Profits AND production BOTH ROSE, but the Big Boys were using almost the same percentage of workers to make goods and profits.
TAKING JOBS TO CHINA PAID, KEEPS PAYING THE CORPORATIONS !
CHINA is a great place to do business if you want high profits!
A wage slave in CHINA can't quit an oppressive job to find a less slave-like job, because in China's present society, almost all jobs involve wage-slavery. So the options are obey and stay, quit/try to quit and die of starvation, or become a vagrant, which is illegal in China.
Pushing to keep America's big corporations honest, labor groups regularly smuggle photographs, videos, pay stubs, shipping records and other evidence out of factories that they say violate local law and international worker standards.