Perspective: Perspective: Nobels And Human Rights Day
Today is International Human Rights Day. Who knew?
You would think the new government in Myanmar would know. Having a history of human rights abuses under the old regime, the new government in Myanmar must have some sort of regard for International Human Rights Day.
In the United States, where voters seemed to side with the ignorance of their president-elect, it is well to remember that Barack Obama is still the president. The people of the U.S. showed their better selves when they elected Barack Obama, a Nobel Prize Laureate in his own right, to lead the free world. Surveys show the American people still hold President Obama, a champion for human and civil rights, in much higher regard than they hold the self-serving Donald Trump.
Nobel prize laureats, held in high regard by so many people, stand a chance to lead by example. They stand a chance of leading humanity back to its better nature. . . that nature that respects the fundamental rights of all people, everywhere.