Of course, the dishonesty that Victor Lewis Smith displays is that he is linked to the racist Evening Standard and hideously Eurocentric ‘Private Eye’ (not to mention his stint with the ‘Mail on Sunday’) – Bourgeois avenues of pompous expressions designed for ‘White’ entertainment at the expense of the ‘non-Whites’. In this monochrome view of reality, it is never the continuous murder that defines predatory capitalism which serves as the fuel for the daily cut and thrust (as smouldering, broken, mutilated and deformed bodies are just not ‘funny’ – at least when not subject to suitable CGI) – but rather the hideous (Eurocentric) ‘fictions’ that are used to disinform about China, North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam – a troupe which runs straight through the centre of the output of Victor Lewis Smith! Being ‘likable’ is not the same as being ‘acceptable’ and Smith always played his cards close to his chest. I think his sleekness will fool many progressives at the surface level because that is exactly ‘why’ he ‘mimics’ the manner in which Karl Marx exposed the hypocrisy of Bourgeois society! After-all, unlike Marx, Victor Lewis Smith made a reasonable living out of that hypocrisy!
World Insights: Evil Under the Sun — the U.S. history of unethical human experiments! (17.2.2023)
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In August 1947, U.S. judges sitting in judgment of Nazi doctors accused of conducting murderous and torturous human experiments in the concentration camps formulated the Nuremberg Code, a 10-point set of rules for the conduct of human experiments. It regulates that the voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential, and that experiments should be conducted so as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.
Later in 1964, the World Medical Association developed the Declaration of Helsinki for the medical community, a set of ethical principles regarding human experimentation. The fundamental principle of the declaration is respect for the individual, his or her right to self-determination and the right to make informed decisions regarding participation in research, both initially and during the course of the research.
“The medical community disregarded it (the Nuremberg Code). They thought it was an obstacle. So they didn’t abide by it,” Hornblum said. “Some very smart people shoved ethics away because they saw it as an imposition, as a problem, as something that’s gonna block them from their scientific quests. And that’s why there are so many instances in prison and other institutions where people were used as guinea pigs for medical experimentation.”
The type of research on prisoners or detainees done by the CIA “is the very reason the Nuremberg Code protocols were developed. In the course of facilitating the crime of torture, U.S. health professionals committed a second and related crime: human subjects research and experimentation on detainees being tortured, in violation of medical ethics and U.S. and international law,” said the report by the PHR.
Clara de Paiz, a social investigator who once followed the Guatemala case, told Xinhua those human experiments have seriously violated the Declaration of Helsinki, as U.S. medical staff never warned the subjects of the possible dangers.
Pfizer’s drug trials in Nigeria violated the World Health Organization’s guidelines on drug testing, and the medical ethics that pharmaceutical companies should abide by, said Tomori, adding that traumatized by the incident, many Nigerians are still suspicious of foreign drugs and vaccines, making it hard for the government to carry out successful vaccination campaigns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
For many, the U.S. contempt of widely-acknowledged medical regulations is born out of a deep-rooted disrespect for humanity, both home and abroad. The participants in the Philadelphia case, Hornblum said, “were basically forgotten, the way doctors use lab rats or dogs or monkeys or chimpanzees.”
Back in the 1940s, U.S. researchers had shown no respect for Guatemalans, using them as though they were an inferior and disposable race, and although more than 70 years have passed, the United States still refuses to see Guatemala as an equal, said de Paiz.
Racist ‘CNN’ Claims ‘Vietnamese’ Mass Shooter from ‘China’! (24.1.2023)
White (Eurocentric) racism is not a ‘clever’ ideology at the best of times – but the sheer stupidity of US anti-intellectualism is the gift that just keeps on giving! The Catholic (Jesuit) Priests – via the agency of French imperialism and colonialism – systematically destroyed the use of Chinese ideograms during their 400-year (ruthless) occupation of Vietnam! Chinese ideograms were eventually replaced with the French version of the Roman-derived alphabet and this is why Vietnamese people today cannot read or write the Chinese script and communicate using only Western words and letters when writing! The transliteration of Vietnamese terms into the Western alphabet was decided by (White) Jesuit Priests who approximated ‘sounds’ and where it took their fancy – completely altered meaning and nuance, etc. Indeed, the destruction of the Chinese traditional script in Vietnam is an example of one of the most effective imperialist offensives in history! The (White) French imperialists destroyed a complete writing system as part of the process of psychologically and physically making it easier to subjugate an entire (non-White) ethnicity!
What a Day It’s Been for US-Backed White Supremacy! (17.12.2022)
Croatia boasts two ‘achievements’ – ‘one’ is that its National Football Team contains NO Black or Asian players – and ‘two’ is that Croatia as
China: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People! (30.11.2022)
Saying that China supports the strengthening of the authority of the Palestinian National Authority and the enhancement of unity among all parties in Palestine, Xi expressed the hope that Palestine and Israel could resume peace talks as soon as possible so as to bring the peace process in the Middle East back on track.
Xi said China will, as always, provide humanitarian and development assistance to the Palestinian side, support its capacity building and help Palestine develop its economy and improve people’s livelihood.
As a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a responsible major country, China will continue to work with the international community to make positive contributions to the lasting peace, universal security and common prosperity in the Middle East, Xi added.
Gary Younge, a sociology professor at the University of Manchester, once commented that dollars play a decisive role in U.S. politics. He wrote, “U.S. elections: no matter who you vote for, money always wins.”
In 1863, the ideal democratic government of the United States was depicted by then-U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in his landmark Gettysburg Address as the “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”
More than 150 years later, the fig leaf of democracy can no longer cover up the corruption of the American political system. Kishore Mahbubani, a Singaporean scholar, put it best in his book The Asian 21st Century. “Americans are proud of their democratic political system. But the facts show that America has increasingly come to resemble a plutocracy, where society is governed of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%.”