Alexander Lukashenko is a dictator! If a politician in power sends both active and passive opposition behind bars, he deserves equal treatment.
For example, by breaking his shop window. You will cancel a spectacular event that can cover up the suppression of human rights in the country for even two weeks.
Everything would be as it should be if these rules worked a few hundred kilometers away. By the way, it has been known that the Belarusian “father” is an autocrat for two decades. Nevertheless, in 2014 he organized the championship with a wide smile. And in the next two years Moscow. We know that the opposition can’t live a traditional opposition life there either, right?
Let’s stay for a while at hockey…
Without the coronavirus, the World Cup Second Division World Championships would be held in faraway Beijing. There you will come across every human rights initiative. Believe that the conditions of the Belarusian opposition (without making it easier) can only be dreamed up by Uyghurs – and not only by them. Also about democratic elections.
At the same time, the next Olympics is around the corner.
What not to see, we also have a football championship in Qatar. The country is building ten super-luxury stadiums, over which the rest of the world will shout. 28,000 workers work on them – mostly from India and Nepal. Less than one dollar for an hourly wage. In inhumane conditions, without drinking water. Often fifteen in one room in fifty degrees Celsius. No air conditioning!
Let’s remember this during the pompous opening ceremony. Even the dozens or hundreds of dead who left their lives there.
Sporting events are increasingly moving to countries where there is money but human rights lack content. Therefore, let us not mix politics with sport. At least until we can be consistent. And use the same meter at all.
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