Opinion | The News Is Bad in Hungary – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/opinion/hungary-viktor-orban-press-freedom.html

It’s important that we understand what actually goes into making a free, vibrant democracy or else we won’t know how to preserve it and help it flourish. Simply accepting that things are the way they are and they will continue to be that way forever is foolish and childish. It’s important to see that things are always at risk of destruction. Nothing is predetermined. Nothing is permanent. We must strive to preserve what is best about ourselves and to nurture and create more goodness or else other things will spring up as weeds in the garden. Another way of putting it is if you are not part of the solution you’re part of the problem. If you can’t look at your life and see ways that you are actively promoting goodness in the world then you are actually promoting and facilitating negativity.

Trump calls U.S.-bound migrant caravan a national emergency, says will cut aid | Article [AMP] | Reuters

https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1MW1QM

What a massive failure to understand what is happening. These people have so little left to lose that they are willing to risk their lives and the lives of their children, to throw themselves under the pitiful mercy of the brutal nation that is the United States of America in hopes of securing a better life for themselves.

The USA looks a whole lot different on the outside than it does on the inside, folks.

Sure, of course there are some things that happen in the USA that are NOT savage and inhumane. We all know that (from the endless movies and TV shows and sitcoms and magazines and stories and books and lectures and history books and textbooks…). But that is not worth talking about right now. Because that is not what is killing people and ruining lives and preventing human progress. The things that are actually causing dire consequences at this moment is what we should be focusing on not how pretty we were last year at the beach.

Here’s why this ex-Republican left the party – and now thinks the GOP needs to be reduced to smoldering rubble

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/heres-ex-republican-left-party-now-thinks-gop-needs-reduced-smoldering-rubble/

I sincerely and greatly commend Max Boot and others like him for being so philosophically courageous as to face this situation honestly and follow the truth wherever it led them, regardless of how painful, isolating, disorienting, and lonely it might have been. They set a crucial example for others regardless of their political or social beliefs.

Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN and will leave post at year’s end

Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN and will leave post at year’s end

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/09/nikki-haley-resigns-quits-trump-un-ambassador-latest-news?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if she’s resigning because Putin threatened to murder her.

Time to stand up finally, International Community. The world needs its just, democratic government.

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