Hillary Clinton – the U.S. Crushes Citizen Activism Too
Hillary Clinton chastised several countries — the usual suspects today for “crushing” their citizens’ activism:
Intolerant governments across the globe are “slowly crushing” activist and advocacy groups that play an essential role in the development of democracy, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday.
She cited a broad range of countries where “the walls are closing in” on civic organizations such as unions, religious groups, rights advocates and other nongovernmental organizations that press for social change and shine a light on governments’ shortcomings.
Among those she named were Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Venezuela, China and Russia.
Meanwhile, this report was released three days ago: Rise in Political Spying Across United States.
August, 2008 — Denver, Colorado — Democratic convention: Police Force Back DNC Protesters.
September, 2008 — St. Paul, Minnesota — Republican convention: Police Prepare for More Protests.
Hillary Clinton is playing the typical Washington game here — not only with the global community but with the citizens of the United States. It’s called something like pretend you’re better than everyone else. Well we aren’t Hillary — everyone knows it — and it’s time to fess up.
The United States is “slowly crushing” its citizen activists too. Yes, we’re joining the likes of Zimbabwe, the Congo and Ethiopia and the “walls are closing in” here as well.
So please. Cut the holier than thou crap.