Turning a Blind Eye: the Tragedy of Convenient Human Rights

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“One death is a tragedy; one million, a statistic.”

These were the words of Joseph Stalin, who, as the leader of the Soviet Union's Communist Party, was responsible for the killing of millions upon millions of Russian people through starvation, exhaustion from forced labor and the infamous Gulag. This observation, which is dangerously relevant today, exemplifies the idea that people become detached from the reality of human rights violations, dismissing them by an intellectual shrug of the shoulders through various techniques enumerated herein.

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