Sunday, January 19, 2014

Al Jazeera reports Putin's causitic comments!

When a leader of one of the world's most powerful nations comments that 'homosexuals can be equated with paedophilia,' then one has to wonder at other aspects of his thinking. That he says that gays should have no fear when they visit Russia during the upcoming Olympics is just a temporary phase re the treatment he would like to 'serve' to gays. No doubt many gay athletes will send him a message when  they compete at the games; one that he will not hear and hopefully one that will not rebound on them. We expect much more from this proud nation; not something more akin, albeit  on a lesser scale, than what we are witnessing in Nigeria and other parts of the world where being gay can attract long sentences in prison.
Mr Putin; we all know you love power, but must it be at the cost of human dignity and the marginalization of a significant portion of the population!? Must Russia always suffer at the hands of  'power-hungry-at-all-costs' politicians, where every opponent is somehow made to 'disappear, be fired, or imprisoned? We can do little about the ignorant policies followed by despotic leaders in 'developing nations,' but one expects so much more from a leader of a country that stands so highly in  so many aspects of cultural achievements. Russians will unfortunately be bullied into accepting his stance!