So I just randomly clicked through to about 2 dozen points in that movie. ~90% of them had that guy threatening or blasting some one with that ray gun. Talk about a one trick pony. I have some time this weekend I should finish it then.
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Just glancing, I think she was making the point that the original headline was casting a shaming light on Iran for stoning to death a women on Human Rights day, while we (a UN member, thus presumably a tacit support of this human rights thing) have executed several dozen of our own. I didn't see religion mentioned in either instance, you brought that along.
I did see race mentioned though, and gender. I waffle quite a bit on the death penalty as a punishment, but with the way our 'justice' system works I definitely have issues with executions. Until we can get a handle on at least a pretense of a fair and equal justice system, taking lives of offenders needs to be off the table. Human rights - applies to all humans, regardless of race, creed, color, economic status, or any other differentiator.
I actually see capital punishment in the same light; it has never been a very big issue with me personally because I know that sentencing people to death is not really a deterrent at all unless a killer is released early for some reason and kills again but I imagine that does not happen often because usually the heinous offense is met with at least a life sentence or at least I hope so. As far as the UN goes, not a big fan of them or most of the countries governments who constitute their membership with the US being one of the biggest hypocrites as you and Meow so correctly noted. Nobody listens to them and quite frankly civilization is nowhere near evolved enough to implement justice and individual human rights to so many sovereign nations with their own agenda. The results of trying are worse than if they didn't even exist imo. In other words both Iran's theocracy and US hypocritical finger wagging whilst meddling and bombing its way through the Middle East and Africa can suck it.
yes. It was a UN thing. I think it's interesting when people decide that they UN is relevant and when it is not.
I think that was the point Fox News was attempting to make with their provocative headline - that the UN is not relevant because there was a stoning in Iran, on Human Rights Day, and the UN could not prevent it. It was their attempt at irony by connecting simultaneous-yet-unrelated events. It's sort of like having a headline that reads "Bearded Man Mails Package on Ted Kaczynski's 73rd Birthday".