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Vegasaurus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 12:00 PM
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19. Certainly not all progressives do this
but enough do to call attention to the hypocrisy.

People should at least be consistent.

Don't claim to be a progressive, ever concerned about human rights, and turn ones back when the abuses don't fit into the political ideology.

If one cares about human rights, then the massive issues in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Gaza, all over Africa and South east Asia should be of grave concern.

Mostly, I see people screaming about Israel, where Arabs have a better standard of living than in any of the aforementioned areas.

Right wingers don't claim to care about human rights, so in some ways, their lack of consistency is more in line.
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