During the 1969 “Prague Spring,” when the Soviet Union suppressed a liberal Czechoslovakian political movement vi et armis, young college student Jan Palach went to Wenceslaus Square and lit himself on fire in protest. He died of his burns the next day.
Ponder Jan Palach for a moment. Next, ponder the amount of people in the world who, right now, are liking Facebook pages that support ending wars and world hunger, wearing pink because pink t-shirts will cure cancer, or changing their profile pictures to an equals sign as if that will change the minds of anyone in the Supreme Court.
P.S.: Look at that guy. He’s probably sexier than they are, also. But I’m a biased source on Czech guys, aren’t I?