Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Story Time from a dictatorship!

Here is a story about a minor candidate for the presidency of some blighted dictatorship who was arrested for protesting their exclusion from the electoral process. This fellow is, apparently, pretty obscure, but also considered a direct threat to the political power of the current president.

Just a reminder that there are places in this world where the right to peacefully protest-- let alone the right to get on the ballot with equal footing as the ruling party-- is nothing but a fantasy.

Since it is Happy Wednesday, I will leave you with a positive thought: There are healthy, functioning democracies in the West that the oppressed people of nations like these can look as models to when they decide they are fed up with their wealthy, autocratic oppressors.

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