Suttonhoo reminds me that today is Human Rights Day.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of those documents that one should read more often. I don't, though, because I get angry when I do. It's so easy to forget that these things have been codified in law, and sometimes so hard to remember that these things are our rights, even in the face of power and violence. I feel the gall rising when even these simple rules are blatantly and obviously ignored by people thinking themselves democrats.