Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
What is right really depends on ones own values and they differ from grudging acceptance to outright opposition or slavish agreement no one really is right because right has no arguable definitionin this case only an opinion.
Yeah this is true to a degree however, as Brogan has said, just because something was always done that way doesn't make it alright.
If I disagree with Boris and his policies I can vote and I can have open discourse through social media, the press and any number of ways. I can legally stand on a soap box at speakers corner and rant to my hearts content.
A journalist who was critical of the Saudi regime was beaten to a pulp and brutally murdered by state thugs. You can't tell me, regardless of your point of view that's acceptable?
It's arguable that life in Iran under the Shah was little better for the average Iranian than it is now under the Islamic rule but either way the people of Iran have absolutely the right to openly challenge their leadership without fear of being locked up, tortured or detained.
Society has shifted a great deal in the last 50 years. Before WW2 the world contained just 11 democracies. The whole democratic principle is still in its infancy in most countries. That's why it needs to be protected and nurtured.