Wisdom From Russia

Yes, back in 1973, when Russian dissidents were trying to imbue democracy into the thought process in Russia.  And from that dark past are echoes we need to hear and follow today:

“They want us to believe there’s no chance of success. But whether or not there’s hope for change is not the question. If you want to be a free person, you don’t stand up for human rights because it will work, but because it is right. We must continue living as decent people.”

and as to why we should not deal with dictators:

“A country that does not respect the rights of its own people will not respect the rights of its neighbors”

Remarkable to be reminded of our historical role and destiny by citizens of a totalitarian dictatorship.  A fuller history is here…:

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  1. And how does the Trump administration feel about human rights?
    Trump Administration Withdraws U.S. From U.N. Human Rights Council
    June 19, 2018
    excerpt:
    It was the first time a member has voluntarily left the United Nations
    Human Rights Council. The United States now joins Iran, North Korea and
    Eritrea as the only countries that refuse to participate in the
    council’s meetings and deliberations.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/19/us/politics/trump-israel-palestinians-human-rights.html

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