Wich of the two is involved in the drone strikes wich still kill real people every week in Afghanistan?
The real hard battlefields are not in Russia and China. They are in our own countries and governments.
We need to have freedom and democracy at home before it would make any sense to think about exporting the concepts to Russia and China.
It's impossible not to have casualties in an Asian country where police smokes opium every day. Where Pakistan supports Taliban for decades.
Corporations should indeed face pressure for their advocating of the devil at home, but there really are no legal remedies at home to blame them. They just adapt to how better to get the cash flowing. Whether a customized and censored Google for China or otherwise. How low do you think dictatorships have to fall to subdue to inevitable change and respect rules? The farther we go, the more dangerous they get.
By the same line of thought North Korea should be left alone. But that will never happen because they're a danger to themselves and the world. It is equally important to have freedom and democracy everywhere. Because the only states 100% sovereign and nationalist as populists trump out is North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Iran - all of them of course supplied with weapons and money by the former USSR.
"I really perceive that vanity about which most men merely prate — the vanity of the human or temporal life. I live continually in a reverie of the future. I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active — not more happy — nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. The result will never vary — and to suppose that it will, is to suppose that the foregone man has lived in vain — that the foregone time is but the rudiment of the future — that the myriads who have perished have not been upon equal footing with ourselves — nor are we with our posterity. I cannot agree to lose sight of man the individual, in man the mass."...
- 2 July 1844 letter to James Russell Lowell from Edgar Allan Poe.