Saturday, February 21, 2009

Glad I Am Not Interfering With The Cash Flow

Well, I'm prepping for my second phase of my MAJOR PROJECT, so I leave Monday. I have been working on the dryer and while I was waiting for THE WIFE to get ready for our trip to get a thermal fuse when I checked CNN (I am so addicted to news) and found this tidbit:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has broached the issue of human rights with Chinese leaders, but said that the world economic and other crises are more pressing. "Human rights cannot interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises," Clinton said in talks with China's foreign minister.

Wow. Glad money is much more important than people after all. It's strange that we are obligated to help the suffering in America, but we don't care about the people who suffer in China. Of course 90% of the crap we buy in our stores comes from China now, so I guess I should just shut my mouth.

Oh well, off to the parts store.


Anonymous said...

The economy is an important issue and there is much pressure to work together to get it back on track, but it is more pressing than human rights?

Are we trampling our principles in order to get the economy back on track? If we back down on the importance of human rights for the expediency building the economy,what does that say about our priorities and the cost of human suffering?

Dan Decker

Miss Yvonne said...

It doesn't surprise me that she said all.

Houston said...

I am with you Dan. As someone who remembers Tiananmen Square, I have to watch with a lot of unease as we continue to fund a society which has opposite values from our own.

I personally see China as a huge threat to not only our financial security, but also to our national security. It's a fine line to walk to placate the monster by feeding it cash. Unfortunately there will come a time when cash alone will not suffice.

I am a realist, but to me the statement just smacks of stupidity. With a single visit Ms. Clinton has let China know we only care about cash.

Ms. Yvonne, few things shock me anymore. Smack a hippie for me please.