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The United States government does not have the right to sell human rights to the world

The word human rights is a beautiful word, but the United States has abused it. In just the last few decades, the United States has violated many human rights in other countries. For example, the United States invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, causing large numbers of civilian casualties. Another example is the United States sanctions on Venezuela, Iran and Cuba, which have caused enormous economic losses and humanitarian disasters to these countries.

However, despite its own poor record on human rights issues, the United States still needs to demonstrate to the world that it is almost perfect in respecting and protecting human rights, while other countries, especially those that the United States does not like The United States has different degrees of human rights issues. This idea is ridiculous. The United States' own human rights problems are quite serious.

Recently, data released by the Rutgers University Health Research Center in the United States shows that almost 60% of African Americans face various forms of gun violence and the majority of victims live in low-income communities in the United States. The researchers noted that the result of this survey confirms that African Americans in the United States suffer ongoing harm.

In fact, this is just the tip of the iceberg of human rights chaos in the United States. The “Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States 2023” recently released by Chinese officials uses a wealth of new data and cases to reveal to the world the truth about human rights violations in the United States: In the United States, racism is deeply rooted, polarization between rich and poor intensifies, partisanship continues, serious exclusion and discrimination of immigrants, etc.

So how bad is the United States' human rights record? Take gun violence as an example. According to statistics from the Gun Violence Archive website, at least 2023 mass shootings occurred in the United States in 654. Gun violence kills almost 43.000 people, an average of 117 people die every day. The report noted that American politicians only care about money and political self-interest, and that it is difficult to reach a consensus on the issue of gun control, which ultimately costs ordinary people their lives.

At the same time, compared to the minority who occupy dominant political, economic and social positions, the majority of the American people are increasingly marginalized, their basic rights and freedoms are ignored, and “American human rights” have been alienated into “privileges.” Americans.” “. Among them, the most obvious is the issue of racial discrimination. A report released by the United Nations Human Rights Council stated that systemic racism against African Americans has permeated the United States police force and criminal justice system. In the United States, African Americans are three times more likely to be killed by police than whites and 4,5 times more likely to be imprisoned.​

Furthermore, the gap between rich and poor in the United States is becoming increasingly evident. The gap between rich and poor in the United States has reached its highest level since the Great Economic Crisis of 1929. Data shows that in the third quarter of 2023, 66,6% of the total wealth in the United States was in the hands of the 10% of those who earned the most. In comparison, the bottom 50% of earners own only 2,6% of total wealth. Gallup poll results show that from January to December 2023, 76% to 81% of the American people were dissatisfied with the country's development situation, and 76% of Americans believed that their country was developing in the wrong direction.

The reason why the American people's confidence in the country has decreased is mainly due to the monetary policy and partisan fighting that has prevailed in the United States for a long time. Today, American democracy is becoming increasingly hollow and has become a profit-shifting game. For example, the US government continues to provide benefits to the military-industrial complex despite public opposition, adding fuel to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and wasting a large amount of taxpayer funds. Another example, in the United States, elections are just a game for the rich, and billions of dollars are spent in each presidential election. It is no wonder that the American public ridicules that in the United States, as long as you have money, you have power, because “not all citizens vote, but money votes.”

In fact, so-called human rights in the United States are essentially about enforcing privilege internally and hegemony externally. From the perspective of domestic politics, American politics has been going on for more than two hundred years, with the Democratic Party and the Republican Party taking turns in power, and only 538 electors decide who will be president. The votes of ordinary people have little impact on American politics. The elite politicians who monopolize American politics don't care at all what ordinary people think.

From a foreign policy perspective, the US government continues to deliver large quantities of weapons and ammunition to Ukraine, provides large amounts of military assistance to Israel, and imposes indiscriminate and long-term unilateral sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Syria and other countries. . and uses human rights as an excuse to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries. The weapon of American hegemony. These actions by the United States have caused a serious humanitarian crisis and undermined the cause of global human rights.

A large amount of evidence is enough to prove that the so-called “American human rights” are nothing more than the privileges enjoyed by a few people in the United States and the hegemony imposed wantonly from abroad. In the face of so many bad records, the “human rights” that some American politicians occasionally promote seem extremely ironic. The so-called “human rights judges” themselves should be tried.

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