The US often speaks of the necessity for nations to abide by a so-called “rules based international order”. Coincidentally the most frequent violator of this rules based order is the United states itself; from committing heinous war crimes, to refusing to recognize basic human rights, and beyond. It appears the “international rules based order” is a case of “rules for thee but not for me” on a global scale.
Out of the nearly 200 countries in the world, there is one country that does not behave like the others, even remotely. There is one country that is outside the norm in almost every regard. It’s a rogue nation – and it’s about time we called it to account!
The agents of the United States used to refer to any country that wasn’t acting in the interests of the empire as a “rogue state.” Countries like Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Russia, and Nauru were all labelled as such at various times. Nowadays, the U.S. government has a new expression that seems to mean the same thing. U.S. officials say, “That country is not abiding by the rules-based international order.”
When it comes to the way we’re approaching the relationship with China … we’re not seeking to hold China back. We are seeking, resolutely so, to uphold the rules-based international order. And in a practical way, that means insisting that countries make good on their commitments and play by the rules we’ve all agreed to.” – Secretary of State Antony Blinken, May 2021.
That’s right. China needs to play by the rules we’ve all agreed to! Otherwise, it’s unfair. There’s only one problem: every country has agreed to these rules except the United States.
MintPress Senior Staff Writer Alan McLeod made some nifty maps to help us out.
Here’s a map of the countries that agree food is a human right.
The vote was 180 to two. The only countries in the entire U.N. that think food shouldn’t be a human right are the U.S. and Israel, two of the richest and most powerful countries in the world. You’d think they wouldn’t be threatened by the idea that everyone across this globe deserves a banana now and again.
Seriously, we throw away 40 percent of all food across the U.S. and our government of sociopaths is concerned about the idea that food should be a human right?
How about this one:
In blue are the countries that ratified the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Disabled. That’s right: the US won’t even agree to respect the globally-recognized Rights of the Disabled. Some Republicans who were opposed said it was because the convention eroded U.S. sovereignty. They think the U.N. is trying to take away their God-given right to abuse the disabled.
But the disabled are not the only ones the U.S. government hates. In yellow on this third map are the countries that didn’t ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. Every country in the U.N. – 196 at the time – except the U.S. signed this.
It provides children worldwide with rights like life and liberty, to be raised by their parents, and to not be executed. It also prohibits the sale of children, child prostitution, and child pornography. So you can see why the U.S. wouldn’t sign on to that.
While the U.S. is kicking disabled people down and knocking the food out of the hands of homeless people, it also wants the right to sell a child to one of the people listed on Jeffrey Epstein’s visitor logs – someone like Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Prince Andrew, Alan Dershowitz, or Kevin Spacey. You can see the dilemma.
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