Re: Russian GLBT community
Well it stands by and watches a lot of other shit happen as well as creating a lot of shit itself, as do most other Western Countries to be fair - so I'm not sure why this would be any different.
While I am outraged and disgusted by these recent developments in Russia it really pales in comparison to the number of people and families who have been wiped out of existence in Syria over the past two years - for example - and most western people still seem content to sit around and talk over the merits of Syrian intervention and weapons arming academically. So, in summary: the world is messed up and not much of anything seems to be changing.
I don't see how the UN could help out in Russia any more than in Syria unless they are willing to be very extreme about this and ban Russia from the UN Security Council for human rights violations?
Are you suggesting that the US/West go to war over every thing that happens in the world?
For Dante, it follows then, that the only way to get into Hell is to insist upon it. One must deliberately exclude himself from grace by hardening his heart against it. Hell is what the damned have actively and insistently wished for.
The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Shakespeare