A Grain of Sand

"I will multiply you as the stars in heaven and as the sand upon the shore." - Genesis 22:17

"I can see the master's hand in every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand." - Dylan, Every Grain of Sand (on Shot of Love)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Human Rights? Watch!

A very surprising article (Thanks, for sending it along, Bill) in the New York Times: The founder of Human Rights Watch criticizes that organization for their biased treatment of Israel.

1 comment:

  1. My Reflections on the Article “Rights Watchdog, Lost in the Mideast”
    Robert L Bernstein claims that Human Rights Watch has gone beyond opening closed societies to reveal abuses in human rights. He is claiming that Human Rights Watch has lost its moral compass. I believe that when Bernstein was working for Human Rights Watch that he was a hindrance to its moral compass of his organization and that he attempted to subvert the peace of closed societies, while overlooking the oppression and corruption of the democracies of the West. I have never lived in Israel, but I know that it is a democracy divided by classes. I live in America which is another democracy divided by classes.
    Mr. Bernstein claims that unlike closed societies, open societies have the ability to correct their faults and abuses. I would say that normally change may come much quicker in open democracies, but that is not always a good thing. In America our democracy has allowed people with tenacious malevolent motives to impose their will on the entire country and cover up their inequities, oppression and lack of respect for life with pleasant small talk. In our democracy tolerance for misbehavior of children is accepted and correction is often discouraged. The result is that when children grow to adulthood they will become undisciplined and malevolent without any respect for thoughtful correction. Once this occurs, people with an underlying respect for God are encouraged by our idolatrous society to do something wrong so that they can became a part of the outcast oppressed population of our country.
    An example of a closed society is North Korea. It is true that thinking which is open to different ideas is not as rapidly accepted or as massive in North Korea as it is in the democracies of the West, and that new ideas beliefs and ideologies are not presented to the people unless approved by the government. Also, the military is very forcefully disciplined because it must stave off the belligerent talk coming for the State Department of America with threatening war maneuvers. They do not want the disrespectful talk like that which is allowed by the West about people for purely personal reasons.
    America speaks of its tolerance. It claims to allow opposing opinions. But I have found this only to be true among the rhetoric coming for the liberal media. The so called conservative view in America spews vitriol and disrespect for anything that could reveal its malevolent, oppressive, and greedy ways.