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Re: [casi] Who is behind Human Rights Watch?

>would not go to war so often. However, most US-Americans >believe in the
universality and superiority of their >ethical tradition. Interventionist
human-rights >organisations are, like the neoconservative warmongers, a
>logical result.

Actually, the core value of US rights is indivudal freedom, and by
implication consent of the governed, but in practice things quicky go
down hill from there because of the other human universals: fear, greed,
lust for power, stupidity. Intervention is profoundly unAmerican by the
root doctrines and documents, which were designed to throw off the
"intervention" of the Brits on the native born colonialists. Of course
that never stopped the Americans from slaughtering the other Native
Americans, or from adventuring and warring -- but we should distinguish
the ideal from the practice and corruption of ideal which sadly
overpowers actual liberty.

The neocons are fond of saying those who opposed the war are un- or anti-
American, but that's not correct: it is they, and the generations of
bandits who preceded them who are unAmerican (and unChristian as well,
for all their lip). If the administration supported the universal rights
of the Iraqis, as laid out the American Declaration of Independence, he
could only applaud the invading occupiers being attacked -- just as the
original Americans attacked their oppressors. What we have here is not
reasoned and consistent policy, but insanity.

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