(I’m leaving out the religious aspect, simply because all have a certain bias for religions that many know nothing about. Hence, the media has tuned several persons into believing one religion is evil without seeking to form that opinion on their own)
This is a story that is appalling, horrifying and riveting at the same time. 234 schools girls have been kidnapped from their boarding school by the Boko Haram militant group in Nigeria. The ages of these girls range from 16 to 18. These young women are being sold as brides for the price of 12 American dollars.
Some girls were able to get away but as of today, the numbers of missing girls is at 200 (that is just an estimation of girls missing since the numbers differ with various parents).
America has been quite silent on this occurrence.
Let’s review the major story that has been the talk of all major news outlets for weeks: the missing airplane from Malaysia. Today, the aircraft and the passengers have not been found; yet, Malaysia government has presumed that all passengers are deceased. Nations, including America has vowed to continue their search for the missing aircraft.
I say this all the TIME, every time something happens – NO human being is any less or more special than the NEXT human being beside them. What I mean by that is we are ALL equal but what is more important is when we see others being harmed then we should ALL come together to protect one another. There’s too much separation because of borders that aren’t seen by the human eye; yet, we conclude by a printed map that we are separated. Imagine that, we are all separated by a penciled line.
Yet, the argument from many has to do with religion. “We are not welcome” they argue and by the end of their argument they finalize such statement “because of _____(insert religion) and their way of living”. Sadly, I can’t help but laugh when I always hear this argument.
We are not welcome by the KKK but we still roam and integrate do we not? We are disliked by countries for all different types of reasons but the main reason that every country shares is by hate.
These are children.
-This should have been the end of the reasoning to excuse why we should say or do anything. Individuals should be saying “Children, the future– say no more” but instead…. it doesn’t end.
And somehow we have managed to incorporate the ability for ones to kidnap children simply by saying, we are not welcomed. We are saying, it is okay because it we are not a part of these atrocities. Yet, it isn’t okay and this is OUR problem, too.
We can help with Syria, We can step in with Russia, We can tell South Korea “Hold up, what are you doing?” — then we can save these young women and the future children that may be at risk.