High Commissioner for Human Rights Challenges Trump, Wilders

by Kristen Boon

In case you haven’t seen it, The High Commissioner for Human Rights’ recent speech addressed to “populists, demagogues and political fantasists” is well worth reading.   The speech can be viewed here, and a link to the video here.

As Prince Zeid says:  “The proposition of recovering a supposedly perfect past is fiction; its merchants are cheats.  Clever cheats.”



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  1. — The generals are “reduced to rubble.”
    — Just “take the oil,” “the spoils of war.”
    — I admire Putin’s “very strong control over a country.” He has a high “approval rating.”
    — The problem occurs “when they put men & women together.”
    — “I have a [secret] plan,” “when I do come up with a plan.”

    And previously:
    — “I would get people out,” including the children born here. “They have to go.”
    — “They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” Mexico “sends the bad ones.”
    — “Donald Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
    — “Torture works…. I would bring back waterboarding, and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”
    — “Knock the crap out of him, would you? … just knock the hell, I promise you I will pay your legal fees.”
    — “I would bomb the … out of them.”
    — “We didn’t discuss payment of the wall.”
    — Regarding my tax returns, “there’s nothing to learn from them.”
    — “Look at my African-American over here.”
    — “Now, this judge is of Mexican heritage. I’m building a wall…. He’s a Mexican.”
    — “If she gets to pick her judges — nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is.”
    — “we need global warming.”

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