A great crime caught on videotape and spread worldwide tends to focus the mind. In the present, it also has galvanized hypocrites.
BREAKING: @UN_HRC to hold Urgent Debate on “the current racially inspired human rights violations, systemic racism, police brutality & violence against peaceful protests."— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) June 15, 2020
Burkina Faso for African Group made the request.
Behind him is Mauritania, which has 500,000 black slaves. pic.twitter.com/j68xs6EXv3
And why not? Such a great cast of characters in this body!
U.N. Human Rights Council members today include:— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) October 23, 2019
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia
Joining on January 1, 2020:
🇻🇪 Venezuela (Maduro regime)
I wish I were making this up. I'm not. This is real.
There is in music history an unfortunate, decent historical analogy, rooted in fiction. Inspired by a song by crossover artist Bobby Gentry, written by Tom T. Hall, and converted into a movie, one song attempted to portray the hypocrisy of small town culture of the late 1960s. As Neuer's criticism indicates, the United Nations could use a little widow Johnson/Jeannie C. Riley (later an evangelical Christian) these days: