“Never again” is apparently quite specific. It means we’ll never let Germans systematically exterminate six million Jews. And we’ll never let Rwandan Hutu militias murder eight hundred thousands Tutsis and moderate Hutus again. With other cases, we’ll have to wait and see.
At bottom, this question about Kony and our inability to figure out whether we should get involved or not speaks to one of the central problems that has always faced the creation of a robust international human rights regime, especially for those who really do want to help others but without seeming like thoughtless bullies: Do we want human rights that are actually enforceable, that actually mean something? If so, how do we propose to make them enforceable if not by actually going and arresting human rights abusers?
I don’t mean to suggest that this is an easy question to answer, as I think that every one of these situations will lead to problems (both foreseen and unforeseen) and casualties. Nonetheless, I think it’s a question that we absolutely must start thinking about pretty seriously. If we honestly care about the suffering of others, what are we going to do about it?
Cafepress under fire for Anti-Mexican merchandise
Cafepress removed its Anti-Mexican page after complaints. An Anti-Mexico page remains up (Screenshot)
Cafepress is an e-commerce website where you can buy user-submitted t-shirts, mugs, tote bags and much more. All manner of merchandise is available for purchase — including anti-Mexican items.
This is disgusting. With that said, let me stress that for millions of undocumented individuals (human beings with needs and aspirations akin to yours and my own) living in the United States of America, they are home.
The California publication’s Michelle Woo wrote Thursday: “A friend of mine, Michael Schennum, is the short-haired gentleman in the top row, center, behind the letter “M.” He is half Chinese and half white. Not Latino. Not even a little bit.
Schennum, who is a staff photographer for The Arizona Republic, wrote on his Facebook page, ‘“They never told me what it was for or [asked] if I was Latino.’
You can’t make this stuff up.
If immigration can deport someone for working without documents, why should it not deport criminals?” says Mauricio.