And now that we think we do, what else do we know besides the name Ghadaffi, his flamboyant style, his platoon of female bodyguards and the label “tyrant”?
The media knows that sensationalism sells. So have we been buying it, lock, stock and barrel? Are we content with flipping channels on tv and pages on newspapers or have we tried to see Libya through the eyes of Libyans?
What do we know of this land not our own, whose people look different from us, dress different from us, talk different from us and live different from us?
Let’s be honest now: Not much and not nearly enough.
But this much we do know, Libya didn’t need a “humanitarian mission” to bomb their University, Hospital, Clinic, Residentials, Food and Water Supplies and City, causing death to massive innocent civilians in the name of “peace”.
I am surprised and disturbed by the silence all around regarding the plight of Libya.
I’ve also been called many things for having an opinion of my own, and labeled “pro-Ghadaffi” and “pro-Saddam” and “not knowing what I’m doing” and “making a fool of myself” and “not thinking properly” for posting up videos and articles that shows the other side of the story not shown by mainstream media.
How about this. I am pro-Humanity and pro-Justice and pro-Life.
At least I do not claim to know all there is to know about Libya and Ghadaffi and NATO’s true mission for invasion–even though it stinks of greed.
I only know that my heart bleeds at the sight of Libyans crying over the dead bodies of their babies, children, brother, sister, father, mother and fellow Libyans.
I only know that I do not wish to see that look of Fear and Terror that is so apparent on the distressed faces of Libyans, on my own family’s face one day.
I only know that if this can happen to Libya today, it can happen to us.
When it does, do not be surprised by international apathy, as we are now so guilty of. Our tears and rage and loss will just be another foreign conflict in a foreign country–far, far away.
A convenient flick of the TV channel and it’s out of sight and out of mind. A flip of the newspaper page and it’s on to the next headline. A change of YouTube channel and it’s back to Worst Dressed and Best Dressed Celebrities of the day.
I can imagine this to be the natural response by observing our current response to Libya.
But because this blog is about Inspiring a Loving Way of Living, I’m not here to point fingers at anyone but to point out to you, the power that is in your voice.
Speak up for the weak and the powerless–it’s the least YOU CAN do, right now.
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