“The current policy of engagement is a failure! There is no evidence that there has been any lessening of (this regime’s) oppresion!
(This regime’s policies) are anathema to everything that we in the united States hold dear. It mocks democracy, mocks fundamental human rights, mocks human dignity!
A (subject of this regime) cannot worship were he wants to worship! He cannot say aloud what he wishes to say! He cannot even meet in private with those with whom he wishes to meet. He cannot vote. Nor can he travel where he wishes to travel, or work where he wishes to work.”
All this because the government dictates it!”
The U.S. has held ideals of freedom for more than 200 years and we should not tolerate their abrogation by any other country! . The more we tolerate this, the more we become tainted by this association. Every dollar we spend with (this regime) makes us accomplices in their crimes! No true friend of democracy can also be a friend of (this regime) In any business dealings with (this regime) we become tainted by association!”
“The policies of (this regime) are unspeakable evil and moraly and politically wrong. The U.S. Gov and it’s citizens are accessories to this evil by virtue of our aquiesence of an unjust and morally reprehensible government in our business dealings!”
“It should be understood in Europe and North America that foreign investment only supports the current system of political injustice in this nation!
“I urge a policy of comprehensive sanctions. Of total disinvestment, a complete ban on imports and exports…in other words I urge adoption of a policy that demonstrates our total abhorrence of apartheid.
Above, I quote circa 1986, Charles Rangel and Ron Dellums–founders of the Congressional Black Caucus.