People’s real quality of life will not change for better until more powerful countries change for better. It is not because powerful countries are worse than others. It is because with power comes ability and responsibility.
As we continue unfair, irrational, predatory and abusive behavior of past empires (inside and outside their territories), we not only, unnecessarily, lose our freedoms, privacy, morality, and democracy; but also, shatter the hopes of people in less advanced countries for such ideals as well. It results bitterness in lives of billions who, with current level of our science and technology, could have sweet lives now.
Amir H. Ghaseminejad
12 May 2014