Cultural Imperialism

Why they hate us and how to make it worse


Note: This was written before 9/11


Are there legitimate reasons why so many people in other nations are upset with us? This letter was sent nationwide during the last federal administration to suggest what one of them might be. We will see more of this type of provocation if we don't choose our leaders more carefully in the future.

May 22, 1998

To the Editor:

In history's most egregious campaign of cultural imperialism, the current administration has been jamming abortion down the throats of Third World nations in your name and mine. Arrogantly insisting this horrible wrong is a right, in spite of deep division within our own country, these culture assassins have undermined the life-affirming values of other peoples. If another power had attempted a similar assault on American values it would have been denounced as intolerable interference in domestic matters, if not as an act of war.

This administration feigns respect for United Nations authority while it violates U.N. covenants. The U.N. Declaration of the Rights of the Child states "the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth." The U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines genocide as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group" to include "Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group." The U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) makes no mention of any right to abortion but prohibits discrimination on grounds of pregnancy or maternity. And the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law," contrary to Roe v. Wade.

Congress has finally had enough of the administration's obscene policies and has attached measures to cut off funding for abortion promotion to bills the White House strongly favors. But this administration, while giving lip service to concern for children, has no higher priority than destroying prenatal children both at home and abroad.

Invisible people are the easiest to kill, especially when those who could stop the carnage choose not to see it. Human rights abuses in other nations are mere specks in our brothers' eyes so long as we cannot see clearly with the beam of abortion in our own. What passes for leadership has forfeited our nation's moral authority.


** If you vote to empower the people commited to this destructive and racist agenda of vicious cultural imperialism, don't ask "why do they hate us?" when the next catastrophic terrorist attack occurs. The answer to that question will be found in the nearest mirror.