Thursday, April 06, 2023 by Belle Carter
Joshua Philipp, the host of Epoch TV‘s “Crossroads” program, pointed out that the U.S. is being laughed off the world stage for its double standards regarding democracy and human rights.
In a recent segment of his show, Philipp blasted the current U.S. administration for its policies and stances on current issues. He pointed out that other countries such as Russia, China and Mexico are wondering how the U.S. can criticize other countries when it also does the same acts it condemns – the pot calling the kettle black.
The Epoch Times investigative reporter referenced remarks by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador against U.S. President Joe Biden. According to the Mexican leader, the Biden administration has no right to denounce human rights violations or promote democratic practices.
Lopez Obrador said the U.S. cannot talk about human rights with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s imprisonment, cartel violence with Biden bombing the Nord Stream pipeline or democracy while having former President Donald Trump arrested. (Related: Trump indictment shows that power-crazed Democrats are INCOMPATIBLE with human society.)
Philipp remarked that Lopez Obrador’s remarks that the narrative America espouses is now being changed. He also lamented how the U.S. is losing the high ground in both the narrative and the moral side of things.
“We look like hypocrites,” said the program host. “If any country in the world were to do this, you would call them dictators or tyrants, and you would say that they have violated international law and the idea of democracy.”
Philipp also mentioned how the U.S. plans to conduct economic retaliation against Uganda after the East African nation banned homosexuality. He then played a video of U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby addressing members of the press on the matter.
“That would be really unfortunate, because so much of the economic assistance we provide to Uganda is health assistance. Hopefully it won’t pass and we won’t have to do anything.” said Kirby. Figures from the U.S. Department of State showed that Washington provides Kampala with more than $950 million annually to support development and health care measures, such as combating HIV/AIDS.
Kirby’s pronouncement was late, however, as Uganda already joined 29 other African nations that banned same-sex relations after the legislation passed the unicameral Ugandan Parliament on March 21. The bill imposed the death penalty for so-called “aggravated homosexuality” involving minors and other vulnerable people, while the offense of homosexuality merits life behind bars. A person convicted of “attempted aggravated homosexuality” faces 14 years in prison.
The legislation would also declare all same-sex conduct non-consensual; criminalize same-sex marriage; and make it illegal to conduct a marriage ceremony between people of the same sex. It would also threaten prosecution and imprisonment for people and institutions, including the media, that distribute any conduct that advocates gay rights or “promotes homosexuality,” according to the BBC.
Philipp pointed out that once again, the U.S. is losing its narrative of being a world leader in the Uganda issue.
“Russia and China are empowering African countries saying, ‘We will prop you up, build your infrastructure, make you powerful, give you a voice on the world stage and won’t criticize for your policies. You do whatever you want.’ America, on the other side, is going to sanction the country for upholding its values,” he said.
“This is America’s response. And even in America, even among Americans, the belief in the American idea is beginning to fade.”
Watch the full segment of Epoch TV‘s “Crossroads” with Joshua Philipp below.
This video is from the GalacticStorm channel on Brighteon.com.
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