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Cynthia McKinney: Where the Leftist Concept of Human Rights Leads

Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has been making the rounds of autocratic state-owned news stations for the past few days. She’s apparently in Libya now to “monitor” the human rights situation with an unspecified non-governmental organization, and went on TV to sell out the American people and defend the Qaddafi regime.

“I want to say categorically and very clearly that these policies of war … are not what the people of the United States stand for, and it’s not what African-Americans stand for,” McKinney said.

“To all of the people of Libya, who are suffering, as a result of the conflict that has broken out between the NATO countries and Libya, I come here with a heavy heart. . . . The government of the United States fails to represent the interests of the American people now.”

McKinney claimed that some of the criticism of the Qaddafi regime was simply “propaganda,” and that the U.S. regularly uses these tactics to mislead black Americans.

“When we initially heard the assertion or the allegation that the Libyan government had employed black mercenaries, it sounded exactly like the propaganda that we blacks in the United States are so accustomed to,” McKinney said.

The former congresswoman was also on the Iranian state-owned Press TV yesterday, where she claimed that U.S. lawmakers are forced to support Israel, because if they do not then they won’t be given money to run a campaign.

“Every candidate for Congress at that time had a pledge. They were given a pledge to sign … that had Jerusalem as the capital city,” McKinney said in an interview with Press TV on Sunday. “You make a commitment that you would vote to support the military superiority of Israel that the economic assistant that Israel wants that you would vote to provide that.” If the candidate refuses to sign the pledge, “then you do not get money to run your campaign,” she added McKinney.

This is where the left-wing concept of human rights ultimately leads. To people like McKinney, the U.S. and Israel are always the oppressors, and the terrorist states that despise the West are always the victims. And not only do they make fools out of themselves, but those who previously had prominent standing in the U.S.—like McKinney—are also excellent propaganda tools for anti-American regimes. There’s no doubt that McKinney’s comments will be looped over and over again on Libyan TV.