The US lost its

The US lost its seat on the Human Rights Commission, and there’s not much more I can say other than “this really sucks.” I wouldn’t put all the blame on the current administration, the past one wasn’t terribly good at dealing with human rights abuses worldwide, but this feels like a major sign. A sign that the US is no longer a forward-thinking, compassionate government, a sign that in the latter half of the 20th century corporations and free trade became more important that opposition to human suffering, a sign that thinking of the US as a world leader began slipping.