Standing up for the Oppressed

If there is one thing that is common about people who live under some kind of oppression or tyranny, it is that they either don’t know how to stand up for themselves or believe that the situation is hopeless. The oppressor is often elevated to some kind of godlike status. He is either seen as infallible, invincible, or just overall superior. For bullies, the victims often endure it because of the perceived godlike status of the bully. Countries under tyrannical rule are similar, but it is done on a much larger scale than mere bullying. In both bullying and tyranny, it often takes an outside party to help the oppressed realize that they have a choice.

Fortunately, there are people that are trying to help the oppressed realize that there is something better. Thor Halvorssen is one of them. Thor is a human rights activist. He is the president of the Human Rights Foundation. He is also not afraid to get his hands dirty. He doesn’t just talk about issues. He also takes action. He is also one of the people that are changing the face of human rights activism. For a while, human rights activists have been seen as sad people who love humanity and yet hate people. Thor Halvorssen works differently. Click here to watch video.

Thor himself says that he loves people. This is one of the reasons that he stands up for the rights of others. He wants people to experience the freedom and equality that they were meant for. Thor works with an intensity that can match the tyrants that he deals with. Among the tyrants that he is taking on is North Korea’s Kim Dynasty. The stories of North Korean defectors are enough to sicken people. There are plenty of other countries that are filled with horrors and inhumane treatment of people.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/thorhalvorssen/

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