Taken from Lotus – Surviving a Dark Time blog. I added the third sentence to put in a perspective.
- Last Wednesday, the UN General Assembly voted 122-0 that access to clean water and sanitation is a fundamental human right.
- The United States abstained, along with Canada and several European and other industrialized countries.
- Thirty years ago The United States, Canada and the other countries would not have abstained from this vote – they would have joined the majority.