While we have so many people in this country willing to look the other way with corruption when the regime makes them feel comfortable if not heroic in their bigotries, people in other countries are willing to take huge chances for a better future. This young Chilean woman and her friends are protesting in the context of a not-so-distant murderous history of their country where a US-backed regime killed the elected President and many of his advisers, assassinated opposition leaders around the world including Washington DC were our own government pretty much looked the other way, and rounded up thousands of young activists like these and tortured and/or killed them while for years afterward people who spoke up simply “disappeared.”

Just a little context as our own President is already starting to purge the military and agencies of career officials who won’t suck up to him as millions here defend the indefensible.