Acts of heroism are not restricted by ethnic boundaries-they exist and will continue to exist among all people wherever abuses take place.
The very commonality of such abuses should lend itself to a global awareness and unity-the mere fact that as an individual one might not have to endure them does not excuse the lack of addressing them.
The focus of this blog is primarily about indigenous people in this hemisphere, and more specifically those within this nation, but it is an impossibility to address the issues without recognizing the existence of them elsewhere.
Acknowledging that human suffering is not a proprietary circumstance peculiar to any people-understanding as well that if such things are allowed to exist anywhere while people remain silence that a tacit consent is given.
During the Bosnian conflict fifty thousand women were raped, and the death toll is yet to be accurately arrived at-the horrors of the second world war are well documented.
Pick a country-any country-and review not only the history but current events and you will find the common thread of selective, directed abuse.
In France for example the Roma are routinely targeted-in South America it is the indigenous and uncontacted tribes-China is a perennial human rights violator, as is much of the Middle East and Africa.
The subjugation of it’s people and violation of the most basic of human rights in North Korea is a global affront, and the history of the genocidal event during the last five hundred plus years in this country, this hemisphere, is such as to defy description.
The purpose of this particular topic is to draw attention to a Polish freedom fighter by the name of Witold Pilecki-a true “land warrior” who was executed for his love of country and efforts.