UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES : THE ILLOGICAL APPROACH TO PUBLIC AND FOREIGN POLICY IN SECULAR / ATHEIST COUNTRIES
The USA describes itself as a secular country with separation of church and state.
The end result of this status is that the USA forms public policy as though the nation were atheist and this atheism has produced bizarre and crooked thinking.
Because of atheism a dominant philosophical framework for social organisation in the USA is now moral nihilism i.e everything is permissible.
Moral nihilism translates into sexual anarchy and “sexual and reproductive rights”.
“Sexual rights” is a claim to autonomy (the right to do whatever one wishes being answerable only to oneself) and permissiveness.
“Reproductive rights” includes a claim to abortion if one’s autonomy and permissiveness leads to pregnancy.
The above is the philosophical framework for the USA’s foreign policy cultural imperatives. So although data from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) in the USA indicates that HIV and STIs among MSM have been increasing for the last two decades – see below – the ideological commitment to moral nihilism and sexual anarchy overrides good sense resulting in the Obama administration recently appointing the first US LGBT rights envoy in order to take moral nihilism and sexual anarchy….to the WORLD.
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AIDS Behav. 2011 Apr;15 Suppl 1:S9-17.
Sexual health, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the United States.
Wolitski RJ, Fenton KA.
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton RD NE (E-35), Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. RWolitski@cdc.gov
The sexual health of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States is not getting better despite considerable social, political and human rights advances. Instead of improving, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain disproportionately high among MSM and have been increasing for almost two decades. The disproportionate and worsening burden of HIV and other STIs among MSM requires an urgent re-assessment of what we have been doing as a nation to reduce these infections, how we have been doing it, and the scale of our efforts. A sexual health approach has the potential to improve our understanding of MSM’s sexual behavior and relationships, reduce HIV and STI incidence, and improve the health and well-being of MSM.
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A senior diplomat has been appointed as the United States’ first envoy for LGBT rights.
Randy W Berry, who is gay, has been appointed to the senior role within the US State Department by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.
He has previously served as Consul General in Amsterdam, and has also had postings for the State Department in Bangladesh, Egypt, Uganda, South Africa, and Washington DC.
John Kerry said: “Randy’s a leader, he’s a motivator. But most importantly for this effort, he’s got vision.
“Wherever he’s served — from Nepal to New Zealand, from Uganda to Bangladesh, from Egypt to South Africa, and most recently as consul general in Amsterdam — Randy has excelled.
“He’s a voice of clarity and conviction on human rights. And I’m confident that Randy’s leadership as our new special envoy will significantly advance efforts underway to move towards a world free from violence and discrimination against LGBT persons.”
Chad Griffin of Human Rights Campaign said: “At a moment when many LGBT people around the world are facing persecution and daily violence, this unprecedented appointment shows a historic commitment to the principle that LGBT rights are human rights.
“President Obama and Secretary Kerry have shown tremendous leadership in championing the rights of LGBT people abroad.
“Now, working closely with this new envoy, we’ve got to work harder than ever to create new allies, push back on human rights violators, and support the brave leaders and organizations that fight for LGBT rights around the world.”
Jessica Stern of the International Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Commission: “The U.S. envoy can contribute to a new era in which the conscience of governments everywhere can be focused on the destabilizing impact of prejudice and abuse that inflicts suffering on millions worldwide.
“Human rights should be a priority for every government in both domestic and foreign policy.”