Greetings bastards.

Over the last few months, we have been lead to believe that Slobodan Milosevic , the leader of the former Yugoslavia is the worst violator of Human Rights in the world. Well, that isn't an entirely true statement. Although Slobodan Milosevic is a huge violator of Human Rights, there is a much bigger problem in China, and it's been going on for decades. However, the politicians of America decide to overlook their violations just because of large campaign contributions and trade value. Since the days of the Carter administration China has been openly abusing its people. They limit how many children a family can have , and how the people can live their lives. The Chinese government kills anyone who opposes or speaks out against it. The Chinese government defies international Human Rights laws openly and admits to it. The Chinese government has a worse Human Rights record than Slobodan Milosevic , yet nobody questions them. Just last month , its been reported that political prisoners in China have been subjected to sexual tortures and later executed. In fact, earlier this month, President Clinton actually had Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji to the white house for talks on entering the World Trade Organization.Bill Clinton even said at a press confrence with China's Premier Zhu Rongji ,"We honor China's remarkable achievements, its greater prosperity and the greater range of personal choices available to its citizens, as well as the movement toward local democracy". When in fact there has been no change in China's view of human rights. The Chinese Government has placed severe restrictions on freedom of speech, the press, assembly, association, religion, privacy, as well as worker rights. Also , China has the most favored nation trade status. All of this has a lot of people wondering why there is a war in Yugoslavia , but none in China. However the answer to that is all too apparent , greed. It is true that Slobodan Milosevic, and his army, are carrying out horrible acts against people. They aren't being condoned at all. But, China engages in these same activities on a much larger scale, and just because they have money it's deemed acceptable by American political and corporate interests. Bill Clinton was eager to wage war when it would take the focus off of his bedroom practices, but he isn't so eager to do so when it will cost him valuable campaign contributions, and who knows what else. The Chinese people have attempted to cry out for help through The Internet and televison shows. However those caught emailing anyone outside of China are immediately imprisoned . Chinese Internet access is limited very strictly to pro-chinese sites, the government prevents anyone inside China from viewing anything else by cutting off the outside Internet. This is comparative to Slobodan Milosevic's use of the television to only display movies and shows which he chooses, or for him to spread political lies about other nations. However , there is one difference between China and Yugoslavia's use of censorship. China is a valuable trade nation, so there's must be all right , at least that's the message that is sent out by the United States Government. A lot of Human Rights are asking how these two nations , with very similar tendencies can be treated so much differently. Perhaps if China would have been the only ones in violation around the time of the Monica Lewinsky scandal things would be different. Or perhaps if they didn't have so many large investments in American corporations and government they would be being punished for their actions. It's terrible that Human Rights is like a commodity , to be sold to the highest bidder. In the end it all seems to be just another example of money controlling everything. As long as someone turns a profit, it's acceptable. But what if someone were getting right, by letting your government mistreat and abuse you? You would probably expect someone to stand up and defend you. But how can anyone expect that if they wont extend the same courtesy to someone else? Innocent people are allowed to be executed and persecuted just because their government can pay for it. It saddens me deeply to see that more people haven't taken a stand against the Chinese. But most people figure that since it isn't them it doesn't really happen. They think that if it were really that bad , something would have been done about it. They don't have the time to worry about other people. They sit back and watch the Politicians of America line their pockets with the blood of the Chinese people. It's become more and more apparent that society has no regard for the feelings and well being of others. But what if your freedom and rights were just dollars in someone else's pocket, and you lived as the Chinese people do. Things would probably be a little different then, at least in your eyes.

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