Ukrainian [woman] explains why Ukrainian people are fighting
Some like to point to clashes like this - or like in Venezuela - of overtly criminal states violently attacking their own citizens as reason to not complain about our relatively superior situation. “Look how much worse it is in X country,” they tell us.
But comparatively better does not necessarily mean good, any more than suggesting that a fork in the eye is good because it’s better than a knife in the gut. Furthermore, the question such people must answer is: are we trending toward or away from such violent oppression? With the NSA and stop-and-frisk and the TSA and the militarization of police and the type of martial law response we’ve recently seen in Los Angeles and Boston and extra-judicial drone-killing of citizens and indefinite detainment without due process, I think the answer is obvious.
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