Felixp7 2 weeks ago
People have Very Strong Opinions on the darnedest things, such as cats, dogs, or the 1984 Dune movie. But heavens forbid you hold firm on truly important matters, like human rights. There you're expected to be all wishy-washy and give dictators the benefit of the doubt.
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  • Sigg3 2 weeks ago
    I think people mostly mind their own business.

    Cf. genocide: It's practically "okay" as long as you just kill your own people, and keep it within your borders.

    Human rights are grassroot values, and not really enforceable by other sovereigns (without acts of war), so "voicing concerns", economic pressure and morally siding with opposing forces are ready strategies. It's not wishy washy, but more like a displacement of responsibility.

    The appropriate response to dictatorship is revolution.
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