The World We Live In.............

I haven't been blogging as much lately. Honestly, I haven't had the drive to. Everything in the news is depressing.

There are still tons of dissidents being arrested in Cuba and imprisoned. And all the world seems to care about is whether or not to lift the embargo. Lifting the embargo will not prevent dissidents from being imprisoned. It wont make Cuba free. Everyones attention should be on the dissidents who are being beaten and jailed on a daily basis in Cuba. The human rights violations are getting worse there and more people need to pay attention.

Venezuela is also getting worse. Leopoldo Lopez is still imprisoned and obviously, the Cuban government are playing a huge role in helping Maduro oppress the people of Venezuela. And of course, just like the oppression in Cuba, the mainstream media continues to ignore the human rights violations in Venezuela.

It has been 25 years since the Tiananmen Square massacre happened. It was and still continues to be a very sad day in history. The Chinese government tries to pretend it all never happened. They cant fool the whole world. It will forever be a part of their dark history. China still continues to oppress its people.

And on the home front, we have a traitor who was traded for 5 terrorists in a prisoner swap. And I say traitor because that's exactly what he is. If you walk away from your camp on purpose and don't come back then you are a traitor. He sent messages to his parents that he was ashamed to be an American. I know all the facts aren't out, but this is my opinion. Soldiers that he was stationed with even said they believed he walked away and deserted them. There were soldiers who died while trying to find him. At the very least, he should issue an apology. We have had many POW's whom our government never negotiated for. So why is this one the exception? We cannot send the message to our enemy that we negotiate with them.

These are just a few of the things that have really pissed me off and get under my skin.

With all that said,  I have hope that things will get better in the world. If and only if we start paying attention to everything. Starting with all of the human rights abuses that are going on in the world today.

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