You may not think about it very much but there are a lot of countries that violate human rights around the world. These countries include Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Angola. Each of these countries has a vicious authoritarian dictator that exploit their own people with unchecked, unbalanced, unilateral powers. The people who lead these are evil and Thor Halvorssen (Imdb) wants you to know that.
Thor Halvorssen is the founder of the Human Rights Foundation and he has become a world famous advocate for the victims of political crimes. Once he sets his sights on a dictator he will stop at nothing to expose the corruption and bring them down. That’s why he seemed a little out of place during a recent Fox News segment. Fox News was trying to talk about the evils of socialism and it seems that Thor Halvorssen was there to talk about human rights violations. The news network tried to merge the two subjects by asking him why socialism violates human rights. Mr Halvorssen then had to go on the defensive.
He eloquently explained that people use socialism to violate human rights. The existence of a socialist government does not mean that human rights are being violated, and used positive examples such as the Nordic countries of Finland, Norway and Sweden. It almost looks as if the anchor believed that she would get a straight answer — socialism is bad — from Thor Halvorssen. Instead, she got the surprise of a lifetime.
It turns out that Thor Halvorssen is a Bernie Sanders supporter. The segment aimed to take down Bernie Sanders and Thor Halvorssen turned it into a discussion on dictators and human rights violations. He came to support the Senator from Vermont as president because of his record as a defender of human rights. All the other candidates, he pointed out, on both sides of the aisle support dictatorships around the planet by taking donations from them or publicly supporting their actions.