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Sat Feb 17, 2024, 11:22 PM Feb 2024

Navalny gave himself up to be killed. [View all]

To all the Christians here on DU and everywhere,

A man who was persecuted saw the bigger picture and gave himself over to his tormentors. He suffered and died, but believed his suffering and death would help deliver resolve to his followers/countrymen. It wasn't a protest because his audience was taken from him. The few words he was able to deliver were of hope for the future and resignation to the forces he hoped to unmask for all to see.

Navalny had much support around the world and from many within his own country. He had a loving family and had already suffered an assassination attempt because of the threat he posed. Instead of leaning on his relative celebrity for a brighter future for himself, he willingly submitted to injustice and mistreatment.

He did it to prove a point: that no matter how strong 'the devil'--our humanity can not be taken away. He urged others to believe in the cause of democracy, humanity, and equality; to believe in their own power, and the promise of a better tomorrow for future generations.

I don't believe in God or that Jesus was meant to deliver salvation. I do believe that a very real man, a human being with great understanding, allowed himself to suffer so that others could see the truth: a maniacal tyrant, with no saturation point for satisfaction, was and is still a threat to all of us, and that we had better do what we must to shut him down.
Our future depends on it.

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;-( elleng Feb 2024 #1
He presented a calm strength. pandr32 Feb 2024 #16
What you've said here has, to me, the ring of truth. But I cannot be sure. CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2024 #2
Navalny said, '"'My message in case I am killed: do not give up': Alexey Navalny predicted his own demise*" tblue37 Feb 2024 #4
He was going to be murdered whether he went back to Russia or stayed in the West generalbetrayus Feb 2024 #7
My source is Navalny. pandr32 Feb 2024 #17
Thanks for responding! I wasn't aware of these details, but now I am. Thank you so much! nt CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2024 #18
You are welcome. pandr32 Feb 2024 #21
Definitely in the Bad Ass top 10 underpants Feb 2024 #3
I remember reading that the monks that self immolated during the VietNam war were very instrumental Maraya1969 Feb 2024 #5
I was active with Clergy and Laity at the time, protesting the Vietnam War. The monk immolating himself was a CTyankee Feb 2024 #15
Just watched to CNN special about him and I'm heartsick but inspired by the determination he had for his country Deuxcents Feb 2024 #6
I watched as well. sheshe2 Feb 2024 #9
"it can happen here" speak easy Feb 2024 #10
Yes. I know. sheshe2 Feb 2024 #11
:( speak easy Feb 2024 #12
Watching it made me cry. sheshe2 Feb 2024 #13
Such an amazing person even to Obama oldmanlynn Feb 2024 #8
We must do as Navalny told us. pandr32 Feb 2024 #19
I had seen the CNN documentary before but watched it again tonight GoodRaisin Feb 2024 #14
We must honor his memory. pandr32 Feb 2024 #20
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