A generation is dying
Some words struck me the other day, and they struck hard: Should we be satisfied with, that the numbers of children dying in the world today have gone down from 40,000 a year to 20,000 a year?
The reason why it struck so hard was because we tend to actually see it as a good thing that we can put a lower number on lives lost. A number that should in fair matter be zero, has been raised as something positive because it is lower than what it was 10 years ago. Putting a number on life in the first place should be unnecessary, but we tend to do it anyway. After world war one, wich was in history, one of the last battles where the civilian casualties where kept at a minimum, and soldiers fought out the war. we have seen and increase in the deaths of children, from world war II to Palestine, to Vietnam, to Korea, Lebanon, Israel, Sudan , Rwanda, Balkan war, Iraq, Afghanistan and now Syria, the value of a human life, seem to decrease by the second. Why is that? Why do we also seem to accept it more and more. Or I should not say accept, but we are not as bothered as we used to be, by the images represented to us.
we seem to have gotten numb to the news hitting us every day, that a quote like: ” A generation in Syria can be vanished by 2016″ seem to be just words now a days. If you look at the commentary fields underneath these types of news, people seem to focus more on the evil that is being done in the world as a whole, and forgetting the people that are experiencing that evil. We are soon entering 2014, I am hoping to see a change in how people view the world and the people in it next year, that we will do everything we can to not just raise awareness, but to actually go in and make and effort to change the path we are on now. We have to rid the hate, we have to rid the past, and build a new path made from love, respect and understanding each other. We need to educate, we need to elevate, and we need to say stop. By the end of 2014, the number of children killed in war can and should be no more than zero.
I am leaving you with Children of war