Human Rights: The Fight Against Oppression

A lot of people in the free world of developed countries are unaware of all of the horrors that are going on in some other countries. For one thing, there are horrors in different countries that one would have thought was just a relic of something 500 years past. However, there are some countries that are involved in tyranny and dictatorships. However, these countries are being exposed for what is happening. This is only the first step to fighting the battle for human rights. The next step is coming up with a plan in order to make some changes in the world.

As of right now, the people that are coming up with plans to take on the tyranny in certain countries is Thor Halvorssen. Thor is someone who is willing to take the fight to where it needs to go in order to be effective. As a human rights activist, he takes the time to differentiate himself from the others. One of the ways he differentiates himself from other activists is that he actually gets involved in the fight. He does not just sit there and talk about the issues of human rights. He has also been beaten up for the cause.

Another thing that makes him effective as a human rights activist is that he is very intense and proceeds with a lot of energy. He truly is passionate about what he does and he makes sure that he keeps up a good image. While human rights activists have been stereotyped as miserable people who are a little less than clean shaven, Thor Halvorssen is someone that makes sure that he pursues his goals with a lot of positive energy and a joy. He is also serious about being proactive with a solution to each different threat to human rights and read full article.

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Halvorssen Breaks Down Socialism

In an interview for Fox Business Network’s show “The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan,” Human Rights Foundations (HRF) founder and president, Thor Halvorssen explained his take on the democratic socialist principles that have been the central points of the presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Halvorssen said that countries can have socialist governments without violating human rights, such as in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. However, Halvorssen warns that it is far more likely that socialist policies will allow a government to take far more control than what it should be allowed to wield over its citizens.

Halvorssen explains that his real sticking point with socialism and how it is typically implemented around the world is that it allows the government to control the price of certain goods and resources. Of course, this is in the name of making sure that the lowest classes in society have access to what they need, but it can turn the government into a looter of goods and resources in reality. Halvorssen says that the government can set prices at whatever number suits it and then manipulate the market through price controls and resource management. Thor Halvorssen explains that it then follows that there is a real humanitarian crisis at the hands of the socialist government because people do not have access to things that they need to survive. Halvorssen thinks that this is the basis of massive human rights violations at the hands of socialist and authoritarian governments around the world.

Halvorssen also made clear that even though he has general concerns regarding many socialist policies promoted by Senator Sanders, he still made the largest individual campaign contribution allowable by U.S. law to Senator Sanders’ campaign. Halvorssen explains that he did that because he thinks that even with his differences in policy opinions from Senator Sanders, the alternative Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton, poses a greater threat to the protection of human rights around the world because of her known ties to various dictators and historical support of several authoritarian regimes. Halvorssen holds the protection of human rights as his core goal and value.