One of the most interesting things I have come across in a while has come out of Cornell University. A professor at the ivy league college came out with a groundbreaking sociological study that says we are living in the most peaceful time in recorded human history. You read that right. Despite the rhetoric of politicians, 2016 was the most peaceful year in the history of human beings across the board.
The study took into account crime rates, war and terrorism. Despite the incredibly wonderful news, Thor Halvorssen is still at work helping the human race.Thor Halvorssen heads up the Human Rights Foundation, a small non-profit based out of New York City. The small organization does big things for human rights around the world. They specifically target unilateral dictators around the world. The kind of men who have ultimate authority in their countries with no checks or balances to worry about. Their power is also centralized. They do not have to run any decisions by any other branch of government. These dictators are the targets of the Human Rights Foundation.
After all, the study on peace that came out of Cornell does not address non-lethal crimes. These dictators are still suppressing and marginalizing people. The dictators use their authority to strip their own countries of natural resources. And they do not share the riches of these resources. These dictators, through abuse of their own people, stand as the sole profiteers of their country’s resources.Thor Halvorssen is the guy who is speaking up for these marginalized people. The first thing that the Human Rights Foundation does when it targets a dictator is to educate the world about that dictator’s behavior. Thor likes to use social media and pop culture events to promote this education.Nikki Minaj, famous pop star and rapper, recently took a personal jet to Angola to play a private concert for the country’s unilateral dictator. Thor wrote an open letter to the pop star urging her not to attend. The pop star’s fame helped to promote the education about the human rights abuses of the dictator.