The state is entrusted to uphold, protect, and promote human rights, but the state is also the greatest violator of human rights. Some states, however, do more harm than good – states based on the rule of law that enshrines international human rights principles are less likely to violate human rights than those which are not based on the rule of law (in theory and practice) or based on legal systems that do not adhere to international human rights principles.
Slave and child brides all over Asia are not new to me – but “slave husbands“? Hong Kong may be glittering with modern capitalist vibe, but behind it is a cruel system that abuses the unfortunate. Here is a sad article from the South China Morning Post.
Even if I wanted to, I couldn’t make myself hate you. Only you can make me feel this special, this important, this loved. There are petty things. There are serious ones. And there are things that we should learn from. Let’s learn together.
This why the fight for equality and fairness continues, because while our women and LGBT do the heavy and dirty work of uplifting our families and economy, men with feudal mindsets continue to squander whatever we have earned. An insightful read from the Nikkei Asian Review.
Few people would be sad to see Assad go, but after Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, I could not help but wonder if we are all prepared to pay the price of “regime change.” Here’s a The Guardian article about Trump’s latest foray into that mud called American foreign policy.
“What to write?” Indecision pulls the words back. But then, what do I have to lose? If I wrote for you I would have to tell you what you wanted to read. And I may never know what you want. So I’ll just write for myself, and maybe you’d like it. I don’t really care much. I just what to leave something behind.