The struggle of Alexei Navalny and his brother concerns all enlightened people in every place. The instruments of governance, sporting ancient and revered names, democracy, senate, assembly have in every place been reduced to mere machines of the new totalitarian power of finance, crushing where it finds it the voice of liberty.
It is an old struggle and it is still unfinished business. All who love or yearn for liberty must place themselves behind today’s outspoken and fearless voice against tyranny, Alexei Navalny.
Look at these two images and recognise that the struggle is not new but has to be held high when it emerges.
On the left is an engraving of Rousseau outside the dungeon of the Vincennes prison waiting to visit the imprisoned Diderot.
On the right is Alexei Navalny visiting his brother Oleg imprisoned by the tiny dictator Putin in enslaved Russia.