Human rights as a pretext for imperialism

Want to depose the government of a poor country with resources? Want to bash Muslims? Want to build support for American military interventions around the world? Want to undermine governments that are raising their people up from poverty because they don’t conform to the tastes of upper west side intellectuals? Use human rights as your excuse!

This has become the unspoken mantra of a movement that has lost its way.

A human rights movement that insists upon imposing its standards of what is morally correct (with no shades of grey) upon a multitude of cultures and countries would certainly seem to be, in fact, imperialist.

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