Treason Season at the State Department

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A State Department official has all but validated concerns that the Obama administration sees the United States as an unexceptional nation, morally equivalent to the world’s authoritarian countries and best served by self-loathing and supplication to tyrants for its purported sins. That is the implication of a dialogue between Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner and the communist government of China last week.

    Posner, who runs the democracy and human rights bureau at the State Department, met with officials from Beijing on May 13 and 14 for the “U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue.” The forum was suspended for much of the previous administration because the Chinese government claimed its mere participation proved it took human rights seriously, even as the treatment of people within its borders worsened. Now Beijing has not only benefited from the veneer of legitimacy bestowed by the dialogue—it apparently has found a venue in which the U.S. conveniently flagellates itself.

    At a briefing after the dialogue, Posner was asked by a reporter if the Chinese side brought up the recently passed Arizona law pertaining to illegal immigrants. To the surprise of those gathered, Posner remarked: “We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.”

    We brought it up? Discrimination? This is appalling on several levels.

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    Don't you know that asking an illegal immigrant to show their drivers license is the moral equivalent of forced abortions, killing prisoners to harvest their organs, the mass shooting of civilians peacefully demonstrating...
     
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    Every nation is exceptional in some way. What is the unit of exceptionality and how do we compare the exceptionality of nations? How does the US compare with Rome, Greece, and the Etruscans? The Han Chinese? The Tokagowa Shogunate?
     

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