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Chen Guangcheng flanked by an interpreter and Jerome Cohen.
Jerome Cohen, China law expert and professor at New York University School of Law, talks about Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who just arrived to start legal studies at NYU Law school after his dramatic stand-off in Beijing.
If this man was one of million and millions and millions, of unfortunates living in India or a South American puppet regime of the US, he would have either died of starvation long ago or would have been dumped on by a roadside ditch, sometime ago.While China still has a long way to go, it is at least is heading in the right direction under a legitimate government, dedicated to creating the greatest good for the greatest number of people in an incredibly short amount of time.
The US however, is heading in the opposite direction. Political and economic repression is constantly expanding, here.
Human rights, such as the right to a job for for everyone, or a right to shelter for all are never even discussed in the US. These rights are not considered even a debatable issue in the US. If a foreign state interfered in our definitions of what is considered right or wrong here, it would be considered an outrage. After all, we all know that we have the perfect system.
Yet, millions of people are sent and billions of dollars are expended abroad in the name of upholding human rights. But only in specific countries such as China are held to these high standards.
One should be highly sceptical about the real intent and the motives of these so called human rights activists.Could their real motive be the destabilization and overthrow of 'certain' governments by holding them to impossible standards?
I'll believe their motives when unfortunate other billions slaving under repressive Capitalist systems are given the same hoopla that was given to this 'dissident' of China.
Kudos for having him on, and to the man for so elegantly defusing what was quickly shaping into a war of titans, not to mention key Presidential campaign issue.
Would love to hear from Chen Guangcheng first on your show! During this fund drive would be super sweet
who would have thought that this segment would have the crickets chirping? doesn't seem like the BL listeners care much for this, so do we really need to have the guy in himself, except to make Brian feel good.
Can I get a free apartment and a job from NYU. This guy will live well here.
Brian, please ask your guest if he is aware that NYU is devastating the residents trying to live in the area, and that he is a pawn to forward the school's horrible over-development of new construction.
He's the Sakarov of China.
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