Give People What They Want
If China had a virus outbreak right now, the world would leak out to the world, somehow. It does not matter that the Internet in China is restricted and filtered; that television shows are monitored and that movies have to pass certain compliance rule. It is only severely sequestered countries like North Korea that can survive the new international technology order. On the other hand, since the installation of Kim Jong-un as successor to his father in early 2012, women in that are now allowed to choose their fashion; people can eat banned food like burgers and fries – and they can visit the zoo. Can we see cell phones and the Internet soon? Perhaps. Either way, freedom will come to men and women. Thus, doesn’t it make sense to just let them be in the first place?
In the end, it was left to Mohammed Maharief, leader of Libya’s National Congress to make the most sense: ‘Would it have been better for corrupt dictatorial regimes to remain in place for decades more, oppressing and violating some of the most fundamental rights,’ he asked. To Mr. Maharief, our response is a resounding ‘NO!’
Down with dictators, we say!
Down with oppressors, we demand!
Give the people what they want because the people deserve to be free.
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