As I continue to break down the Groups for the crime against humanity that is FIFA World Cup 2022™, I become more and more sickened. This isn’t a showcase for how great we are as human beings and inspiration to do better, it’s a distraction from just how terrible we are. In this post, I shall briefly touch on the Human Rights records of Group C countries.
Maybe I’m just bitter because as I type there are a few centimetres of snow on the ground. It feels more like January than November here, but it also reminds me that the Canadian team used the frigid Canadian weather as one of the tools they used to qualify. It could also be the 4th Covid jab I got this afternoon speaking, who knows.
Anyway, looking at Group C in terms of Human Rights is no task for the faint of heart. The four countries in Group C include:
- Saudi Arabia
Argentina Gauchos are apparently the Argentine equivalent of hockey players or the RCMP in Canada. In my mind, Gauchos are kind of a mash-up of Dale Evans and Roy Rogers, John Wayne, and mariachi bands.
For me, Gaucho reminds me of GMC Gaucho vans that were all over the place when I was a kid. In addition to seating for 5 and room for two dirt bikes or snowmobiles, they had a 125-inch wheelbase, and you could get a 400 CID V8 engine if you really wanted to do it up right. And who didn’t in those days?
The word Gaucho also makes me think of Groucho Marx, which is NEVER a bad thing. Also, “gaucho pants” were a fashion trend in those days.
That’s how superficial we are in North America. And we’re proud of that, baby. But let’s take a little dive into the Human Rights, or lack thereof, of the 4 countries that make up Group C.
- In 2010, Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage
- In December 2020, Argentina’s Congress passed a landmark bill to legalize abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy
- Almost half of the 11,290 detainees in federal prisons have not been convicted of a crime
- The AMIA bombing continues to be a fiasco. The bombing occurred in 1994, targeting a Jewish Community Centre. 85 people died, and 300 were injured. Argentine prosecutors claim that it was carried out by Iranians. Investigation prosecutors have been murdered under suspicious circumstances.
Saudi Arabia is pretty much regarded as a hellish, inhuman place that spreads evil. What is probably less known is that Canada props up “The Kingdom”.
Consider this: the Justin Trudeau government approved a $15-billion contract to supply light-armoured vehicles equipped with machine guns or anti-tank cannons to Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, “Canada in 2021 exported more than $1.7-billion in arms to Saudi Arabia – an increase from $1.3-billion in 2020.” Thanks, Justin.
Check out the Macleans article “The Trudeau government is losing its human rights battle with the Saudis” for more in-depth insight into just how phoney Canada is.
There’s no point in discussing Mexico and Poland at this point. If you have done the right thing and stopped reading, good on ya. If you haven’t, you might need professional help.
Prediction: A Gaucho van full of tamales and mole poblano will roll right on down the FIFA World Cup 2022™ highway!