Secretary of State Antony Blinken sent out an alarming tweet Tuesday night that apparently is calling for the United Nations to help address racism within the United States.
“Responsible nations must not shrink from scrutiny of their human rights record. Rather, they should be transparent with the intent to grow and do better. That is why I’m announcing a formal invitation for @UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism to visit the U.S.,” Blinken stated.
The tweet was in response to criticism from the United Nations human rights apparatus concerning “systemic racism” in the United States.
“As the president has repeatedly made clear, great nations such as ours do not hide from our shortcomings; they acknowledge them openly and strive to improve with transparency,” Blinken said in a statement.
Responsible nations must not shrink from scrutiny of their human rights record. Rather, they should be transparent with the intent to grow and do better. That is why I'm announcing a formal invitation for @UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism to visit the U.S.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) July 14, 2021
“In so doing, we not only work to set the standard for national responses to these challenges, we also strengthen our democracy, and give new hope and motivation to human rights defenders across the globe,” he proclaimed.
“It is in this context that the United States intends to issue a formal, standing invitation to all U.N. experts who report and advise on thematic human rights issues,” Blinken said.
The Biden administration has invited two U.N. experts, the “special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism” and the “special rapporteur on minority issues,” to pay an official visit to the United States.
The Special Rapporteur is Zambian-born UCLA School of Law professor E. Tendayi Achiume. She’s a member of the U.N. High Commission on Human Rights. Current members of that committee include China, Cuba, and Venezuela. All three are brutal communist dictatorships that don’t recognize human rights in the least.
She informed U.S. politicians in video testimony earlier this year that America was “not exempt” from international obligations to eradicate racial discrimination through reparations for slavery.
“International law recognizes reparations as necessary for rectifying wrongful acts and providing accountability for human rights violations,” stated Achiume, the U.N.’s designated “special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance.”
“Within the international legal system,” she remarked, “reparations are defined broadly to include require restitution, compensation, satisfaction, rehabilitation, and guarantees of non-repetition.”
“Reparations for slavery are an integral part of fulfilling the international legal mandate to eliminate racial discrimination,” Achiume said.
Monday, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presented a report on “systemic racism” in law enforcement that targets “Africans and people of African descent.” She stated that countries that have profited from slavery and colonialism must acknowledge “their legacies,” and make reparations.
Then on Tuesday, the HRC officially adopted a resolution on rights violations by law enforcement against “Africans and people of African descent.” That resolution empowers three experts with law enforcement and human rights expertise to “to further the agenda towards transformative change for racial justice and equality in the context of law enforcement globally, especially where relating to the legacies of colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade in enslaved Africans, and to contribute to accountability and redress for victims.”
Blinken gushed in a statement praising the adoption of the resolution, “I look forward to engaging with the new mechanism to advance racial justice and equity.” Notice the use of the word “equity” and not “equality.”
“Responsible nations must not shrink from scrutiny of their human rights record; rather, they should acknowledge it with the intent to improve,” he added. “I urge all U.N. member states to join the United States in this effort, and confront the scourge of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia. Because when all people – regardless of their race or ethnicity – are free to live up to their full potential, our collective security is strengthened.”
Senator Marco Rubio wants to know why the Biden administration and the State Department are not focusing on Cuba and the protests for freedom that are taking place in the streets there instead of inviting the U.N. to meddle in America’s affairs.
“.@SecBlinken instead of asking the @UN to come here & tell us how “racist” America is, why don’t you ask them to go to #Cuba where an evil socialist regime storms into peoples homes,beats the crap out of them & then drags them away? #SOSCubaLibre,” Rubio appropriately asked.
.@SecBlinken instead of asking the @UN to come here & tell us how “racist” America is, why don’t you ask them to go to #Cuba where an evil socialist regime storms into peoples homes,beats the crap out of them & then drags them away?#SOSCubaLibre https://t.co/sTEmsvDT8L pic.twitter.com/7hSYPCZK0s
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 14, 2021
The call for U.N. intervention was met with scorn and anger on Twitter:
WTF is this.
— Jeff Leidig (@DenverGooner) July 14, 2021
This is a special kind of sick anti-Americanism
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) July 14, 2021
REALLY? There is a humanitarian crisis going on in Cuba and THIS is what our government is focusing on!? How about you guys do something that really matters and help the Cubans who are unarmed and being slaughtered by a communist government. #SOSCubaLibre #PatriaYVida @POTUS @UN
— Janeisy Serrano (@Janeisy__) July 14, 2021
Ok this is patently insane…
— jimmy jeffers (@aguysburner3) July 14, 2021
Make a formal invitation for @UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of communism and human rights violations in Cuba and Venezuela. That’s a reasonable invitation for UN.
— Thais Guevara (@Pixsal) July 14, 2021
I’m embarrassed to be a @Columbia grad if this is what passes as “proud alumni”.
— Brettzky 🇺🇸🇺🇲 (@Longtabsigo) July 14, 2021
What a joke.
— ZakksInTheChat (@ZakkOsborne) July 14, 2021
Meanwhile, over in Xinjiang … pic.twitter.com/sD3eFhsjWp
— Chris Mykrantz (@chrismykrantz) July 14, 2021
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