Mariah Carey, with her charm, extreme talent and good looks is one of the last performers fans would expect to see on a human rights watch list. However, she is presently under the gun for allegedly taking an enormous paycheck from an Angolan dictator. ABC News reported on Dec. 20, 2013, that Carey has been slammed by the Human Rights Foundation for collecting cash from a dictator.
The Human Rights Foundation has listed Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos as one of the most corrupt tyrants and leading human rights offenders in Africa. Carey performed a two-hour concert at an event for the Angolan Red Cross and President José Eduardo dos Santos this past Sunday and is reported to have been paid over $1 million in cash.
Carey was photographed smiling at the event and is quoted as saying, “I am happy to be here in this room, and I am honored to share this show with the president of Angola.” Human Rights Foundation president Thor Halvorssen says Carey is clearly into dictactor cash, in reference to a performance for Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi five years ago.
José Eduardo dos Santos, is a "notoriously corrupt" dictator says The Human Rights Foundation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Carey remains under attack for accepting over $1 million in cash for a recent performance for him in Angola. Dos Santos, who is very wealthy, is said to have ordered the deaths of many politicians, journalists and activists who do not support him. Yet, many Angolans live on less than $2 a day.
Although The Human Rights Foundation may have a point about Dos Santos, nevertheless, if we insisted
Carey and other entertainers not be allowed to perform in nation's where human rights abuses are rampant, she and her fellow performers would not only be blocked from performing in Angola, they also would not be allowed to perform in the United States.
There have been tens of millions of American activists unjustly kept on starvation wages or no wages at all by the U.S. government for decades. And the Obama regime, like the past Bush regimes, Clinton regime and Carter regime have been endorsing the incarcerations of sane activists in mental hospital concentration camps, and their drugging and blacklists for decades, while those people who may really be in need of humane mental health care assistance generally have no place to turn for help in a corrupt and brutal American system.
Furthermore, the U.S. feds and cops, who endorse this psychiatric tyranny, have also been beating up and arresting law abiding activists with for decades, with no charges, and than posting their arrest records online and for potential employers after the cases are dropped by the district attorneys. So, the sentiments of Carey in accepting $1 million for a performance before an alleged Angolan dictator are understandable.
Carey clearly fears being thrown in the streets of New York city to be raped, beaten and slowly murdered, if she can not pay her bills, along with millions of other Americans who are unjustly forced to struggle to survive with these fears daily. And so it would not appear right to jump to try to have Carey arrested for her performance, for after all she took the cash from the Angolan dictator and did not pay him.