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byTylerDurden[1]
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AuthoredbyBrianCloughleyviaTheStrategicCultureFoundation,[4]

IntheweekofWorldPressFreedomDay[5] theNewYorkTimescarriedoneofitsholierthanthou
andunintentionallyironicaleditorials,thistimetitled[6] DonaldTrumpEmbracesAnother
Despot.Seeingtheheadline,theworldcouldbeforgivenforaskingwhichoneitmightbe,this
time,andeventuallytheEditorialBoardrevealedthetargetoftheirdispleasuretobePresident
DuterteofthePhilippines,anunpleasantmorseloffilthwhohadjustbeeninvitedtovisittheUnited
StatesbyPresidentDonaldTrump,whoisalsoanunpleasantmorseloffilth.

IntherunuptoidentifyingMrDuterteastheobjectofitsdisapproval,theTimesobservedthatfor
themostpartAmericanpresidents,RepublicanandDemocratic,havebelievedthatthe
UnitedStatesshouldprovideamoralcompasstotheworld.

Amoralcompass?Thatrangabell,becauseonepersonwhousedthisphraserecentlywasthe
USAmbassadortotheUnitedNations,theegregiousNikkiHaley,whodeclared[7] ather
confirmationhearingthatshewillspeakupagainstanythingthatgoesagainstAmerican
values,becausewehavealwaysbeenthemoralcompassoftheworld.Whatnonsense.

ManyAmericanshavebeenhorrifiedatthewayinwhichtheirleadershavespunAmericas
moralcompassovertheyears,anditisbarelycrediblethatanyonecoulduttersucha
phrasewithsincerity.

Pastpresidentsmayhavepaidlipservicetosuchideals,butfewhavepursuedpoliciesthatwould
inanywayindicatethattheUnitedStatesofAmericawasprovidingaglobalmoralcompass.Post
WorldWarII,WashingtonsethicswereblastedintopiecesbythePentagonsevilfandangosin
Vietnamandsurroundingcountries,wheretheeffectsofitsmassacres,bombingsofcitiesand
towns,anduseofthechemicalAgentOrangearestillbeingsuffered.

Ironically,theNewYorkTimescarriedapiece[8] in2014titledAgentOrangesLongLegacy,for
VietnamandVeterans,whichstatedthatthewarhasnotendedformanyofthe2.8million[US]
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servicemenandwomenwhowenttoVietnam.Theseailingveteransareconvincedthattheir
cancersandnervousdisordersandskindiseasesnottomentioncongenitalmaladiesafflicting
someoftheirchildrenarearesultoftheircontactwithAgentOrange.Thewriterclaimedthat
Oftenenough,thatlinkagehasnotbeenestablishedincontrovertibly,whichisacontemptibleget
out,buttheswingingmoralcompasswentoffthewallwhenheaverredthattheVietnamese
acceptalmostasanarticleoffaiththatAmericasaerialandgroundsprayingpoisonedtheir
environment,perhapsfordecadestocome,andistoblameforseverebirthdefectsthatafflict
hundredsofthousandsoftheirchildren.Whetherthatisindeedarealityhasnotbeendefinitively
established.

ThepoisonofAgentOrangehasindeedcontinued,asevidenced[9] bymanyreports,oneofthe
latestbeingon4April2017thatonahillabovehishome,formersoldierDoDucDiushowedme
thecemeteryhebuiltforhistwelvechildren,whoalldiedsoonafterbeingborndisabled.Thereare
afewextraplotsnexttotheexistinggravesforwherehisdaughters,whoarestillalivebutverysick,
willbeburied.AnditwasPresidentsKennedy,JohnsonandNixonwhoboreresponsibilityforthe
viledespoliationofaregionandthedeathsofsomanyofitsinnocentcitizens.

Moralcompass?Youvegottobejoking.

ThentheEditorialBoardexcelleditselfbypronouncingthatthePresidentsoftheUnitedStates
havebeenencouragingpeopletopursuetheirrighttoselfgovernmentandhumandignity
andrebukingforeignleaderswhofallshort.

ThelistofcountrieswhosepeoplehavebeenactivelydiscouragedbyUSAdministrations
frompursuingtheirrighttoselfgovernmentislonganddepressing,andwhentherewas
movementtosupportpeoplewhowantdemocracytheusualresultwascatastrophe.That
thisstatementwasmadeduringPressFreedomWeekwasindeedironic,becauseitwas
alsoreported[10] thatWashingtonisworkingtopushthroughcontractsfortensofbillionsofdollars
inarmssalestoSaudiArabia,somenew,othersinthepipeline,aheadofPresidentDonaldTrump's
triptothekingdomthismonth.Heisvisitingadictatorshipwhere,ashisownState
Departmentacknowledges[11] ,civillawdoesnotprotecthumanrights,includingfreedomsof
speechandofthepress.Moralcompass,anyone?

PresidentDuterteisagrossviolatorofhumanrightsandentirelywithoutanymoralsense.
Asnoted[12] onCNN,heisthethugPresidentofthePhilippinesourally.Heresamanwho
hasbragged[13] aboutcommittingmurder...andwhojusthappenstobepresidingoverananti
drugoperationthatbysomeestimateshasinvolvedtheextrajudicialkillingofsome7,000people
[14] .

Buttherehavebeenandcontinuetobemanysimilardespotsaroundtheworldwhomthe
UnitedStatesandtheNewYorkTimeshavesupportedforyears.TakethetrulyevilPark
ChungHeeofSouthKoreawithwhomPresidentKennedyreaffirmed[15] thestrongbondsof
friendshiptraditionallyexistingbetweenthetwocountriesandwholastedthroughPresidents
Johnson,Nixon,FordandeventhefaintlymorallyconsciousCarter,untilParksassassinationin
1979.Wherewasthemoralcompassinthesehideous[16] yearsinwhichParkwasavaluedallyof
theUnitedStates?

ThentherewasthebrutalSuhartoofIndonesia(1967to1998Johnson,Nixon,Ford,Carter,
Reagan,BushtheFirst,Clinton)aboutwhomin2015,fiftyyearsafterSuhartosmostappalling
massacres,theNewYorkTimescarriedapiece[17] acknowledgingthatwithAmericansupport,
morethan500,000peopleweremurderedbytheIndonesianArmyanditsciviliandeathsquads.At
least750,000moreweretorturedandsenttoconcentrationcamps,manyfordecades.Reagan
likedSuhartoandinaspeechwentsofarastospinhismoralcompassbacktofrontandsay
[18] thattonightwewelcomegoodfriendsbacktotheWhiteHousebecauseheconsideredhis

dictatorguesttohaveclearsightedrecognitionofwheretheinterestsofbothournationslie.
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OfcourseSuhartorecognisedAmericaninterestsjustaspresentdaydictatorsrecognisethem
andknowthatalthoughNikkiHaleyandSecretaryofStateRexTillersonandtheTweeterinChief,
DonaldTrump,should,asHaleyproudlyannounced[7] ,speakupagainstanythingthatgoes
againstAmericanvalues,theylldothatselectively.Theyadoptthisapproachbecausealthough
USvaluesareConstitutionallyandmorallyatvariancewiththoseofalltheGulfdictatorships,for
example,theyaresubjecttomodificationininterpretationastheygoupthegentlyslopedmoral
laddersoftheCongressandtheAdministration.

ThereareneveranypublicrebukesfortheGulfdictators,inspiteoftheState
Departmentrecording[19]thattheyareintolerantbigotswithnoregardforhumanrights.

WashingtondeclaresSaudiArabiatobeastrongpartner[20] inspiteofitbeingnotedinthereport
[21] onhumanrightsthatitscitizenshavenoabilityandlegalmeanstochoosetheirgovernment

whiletherearerestrictionsonuniversalrights,suchasfreedomofexpression,includingonthe
internet,andthefreedomsofassembly,association,movement,andreligionandpervasivegender
discriminationandlackofequalrightsthataffectedmostaspectsofwomenslives.

ItwouldberefreshingiftheNewYorkTimesEditorialBoardweretogetholdofAmericasmoral
compassandencouragethePresidenttorebukethemonarchyofSaudiArabiaforitslong
standing,embeddedandcomprehensivecontemptfortherightsofSaudicitizens.

ByallmeanscriticizeTrumpforcosyinguptothesavageDutertebutspareustheclaptrap
aboutmoralcompasses.

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[4]http://www.strategicculture.org/news/2017/05/12/holierthanthouhowusmainstreammediarebukeforeign
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[5]http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/pressreleases/worldpressfreedomdayfromchillingarrestsintheustoprisonsin
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[6]https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/opinion/donaldtrumpembracesrodrigoduterte.html?_r=0
[7]http://www.latimes.com/nation/lanapolhaleyun2017story.html
[8]https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/12/us/agentorangeslonglegacyforvietnamandveterans.html
[9]http://www.independent.co.uk/lifestyle/healthandfamilies/agentorangevietnamwarusdamirsagolja7664491.html
[10]http://www.reuters.com/article/ususasaudiarmsexclusiveidUSKBN18124K
[11]https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2016/nea/265518.htm
[12]http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/01/opinions/whentomeetdictatoropinionkirby/index.html
[13]http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/14/asia/dutertephilippinesdavaokillings/
[14]https://www.hrw.org/report/2017/03/01/licensekill/philippinepolicekillingsduterteswardrugs
[15]http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=8442
[16]http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c22de3a565fe4e85a0508bbbd72c3c1b/apskoreacoveredmassabusekillingsvagrants
[17]https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/30/opinion/suhartospurgeindonesiassilence.html?_r=0
[18]https://www.reaganlibrary.archives.gov/archives/speeches/1982/101282e.htm
[19]https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/
[20]https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3584.htm
[21]https://findit.state.gov/search?
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