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Great Analogy: Pride Parades And Belarus

September 2, 2020

The mass demonstrations for fair elections and democratic principles has played out for the past month in Belarus. It has been uplifting to see the average citizen take to the streets in favor of truth and fairness when it comes to the election returns.  Along with the needed ouster of their dictator.

In the most recent addition of the The Economist (August 29) comes one of those masterful lines about the demonstrators that underscores the skill of the writers at this international publication.

“The atmosphere had an odd resemblance to that of an early Pride parade: some thing repressed was coming out, surprised and delighted to recognize itself.“

The international community can only hope the people of Belarus will be as successful with their march for rights as gay men and women have had with their struggles over the past years.

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