In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping talks by video with patients and medical workers at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. China’s president visited the center of the global virus outbreak Tuesday as Italy began a sweeping nationwide travel ban and people worldwide braced for the possibility of recession. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Xie Huanchi/Xinhua via AP)
I use the word prove here liberally, as it’s already been proven many times that the United Nations is nothing but a cesspool of despots and anti-Semites. But they apparently wanted to make sure there was no doubt this week by appointing China to a human rights panel designed to identify threats to free speech.
Yes, the nation that lied to the world about Wuhan virus and punished (see probably killed) doctors who spoke out is now going to “protect” free speech.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) April 5, 2020
Even as questions persist as to how China handled its own coronavirus pandemic — including whether the Chinese government effectively silenced doctors and nurses who spoke out in the early days of the virus’ spread — the United Nations has reportedly appointed China to serve on a UN Human Rights panel designed to help identify threats to the freedom of speech, and governments who are carrying out “enforced disappearances” and “arbitrary detention.”
International news reports that China’s appointment came Wednesday, just as countries like the United States began to probe deeper into how the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was allowed to spread so quickly inside mainland China, and whether China’s reported death count — just over 2,500 — from the virus was, indeed, accurate.
What a coincidence, right? Right as China starts facing heat for propagating a plague on the world and deliberately covering it up, they get elevated to a position that allows them to screen candidates for UN positions. I’m sure no money changed hands here and this was all just legit. Actually, maybe no money was involved and the UN is really just this terrible? How about both?
Even without the current pandemic going on, this would be a ridiculous move. China is a notorious human rights violator, including committing genocide and carrying out forced abortions. Recently, it’s been revealed that they are keeping thousands of Muslim minorities in concentration camps, though they continue to deny the charge.
Can anyone tell me why we continue to support this garbage dump of an organization? And why does everyone in the beltway gnash their teeth at even a suggestion that we pull back? When Nikki Haley simply removed the United States from the Human Rights Council after they kept targeting Israel, the media absolutely lost their minds. It’s almost like they care about partisan politics and grandstanding more than actually helping people.
It’s long past time for us to ditch the UN altogether. Nothing valuable comes from it anymore, if it ever did. We have our military alliance via NATO. We don’t need a bunch of dictators and Islamists telling us what to do. Trump should shutter the building in New York and move on.