Helpless

I feel so helpless, fellow sojourner… )’: Whenever I see so much injustice going on, I can’t help but feel so little and incapable. I feel weak because I couldn’t do anything strong enough to end such atrocities. It hurts me, really, to know that I can only do *this much* right now. It pains me to see hundreds of people die from greedy wars. But somehow… It pains me more that I couldn’t do anything to stop it.

If only I had more power–be this political, economic or social–I would go out and be dauntless in defending those who are severely persecuted. If only I were in a position of great influence, I would honorably maximize every connection possible so as to deliver a stronger blow against large forces that continue to abuse, harm and dehumanize people. I would not be afraid to speak up and go against the Goliaths of this generation. Let the David rise up against the oppressor.

Oh God… May you help me help other people better.

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Never Forget: SREBRENICA Genocide

In 1995, nearly 8,000 Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) have been targeted and killed in what is now known as the SREBRENICA GENOCIDE. This mass murder has been referred to as the worst heinous crime to have been committed since the WWII. Today, thousands gather in Bosnia to commemorate the 18th anniversary of this genocide. 409 newly-discovered bodies of victims will receive a proper burial, years after the massacre.

Again and again, I’ve wondered, how can such genocides even happen. Don’t we ever learn? What was the rest of the world doing then when thousands of people were being murdered?

We may come from different ethnicities, speak different tongues, and have various creeds but ultimately, all people are of ONE ESSENCE. We are of one humanity.

As the Persian poet Saadi once conveyed:

“Human beings are members of a whole, in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain. If you’ve no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain!”

LET THIS NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

(Read more: Bosnia to bury 409 Srebrenica victims)

What If?

I’ve been besieged by too many sentiments regarding the election. It’s a travesty. It’s a tragic hoax.

They say that this is a FREE and FAIR ELECTION. What is free in this?

This is all just a farce.

Where shall the vote go then?

Should the vote go to ‘ABSTAIN’? Or will voting for ABSTAIN be a detrimental move–for it denigrates the best candidate available and exalts the conservative opposition instead?

Choose between the two: Abstain or the Lesser Evil?

Go on, choose.

–Wait.

–What if.

What if we abstain from voting at all?

What if we end the game and we, the people, abstain from the charade?

Go on, choose.

Justice Includes Access to Water (Potable Water, Of Course)

In Ramallah, Palestine, 70 liters of water/day is allotted for each Palestinian in the West Bank. Meanwhile, 300 liters of water/day is allotted for each Israeli (including settlers). The Israeli state controls all major water sources in the West Bank and determines how much water Palestinians can use.

Humane? Just? Equitable? NO.

Not Enough Water in the West Bank? (By: Visualizing Palestine in partnership with EWASH)

Visit the Visualizing Palestine Team for more info-graphics: http://visualizingpalestine.org

An Anti-Child Abuse Advertisement

Featured above is a brilliant campaign for a very important cause. The video explains how ANAR Foundation manages to send out distinct images and messages to two specific target markets: The adults and children.

By utilizing an outdoor lenticular, this advertisement gets its messages across, and reaches out to abused children even when they are walking directly beside their aggressors.

Simple, but brilliant idea.

Video Description:

Título: Sólo para niños
“ANAR Foundation manages in Spain the european unique phone number 116 111, to attend children and teenagers under a risk situation. On this telephone number, only for minors, they can find the help they need in a totally anonymous and confidential way. But, how can we get our message to a child abuse victim, even when they are accompanied by their aggressor?

Knowing the average height for adults and children under 10,GREY has created two different messages. Using an outdoor lenticular we show adults an awareness message, while children see a message where we offer them our help and show them the telephone number. A message only for children.”

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

All I can say after watching this presentation is: “HEAR, HEAR!” It’s not only the USA that suffers from this type of corruption. Other countries too, which seek to emulate the democracy of the world’s reigning superpower, most probably also suffer the same type of problem. Lo and behold, the corrupted political economy existing in many republics today.

Hello to all the politician-puppets of the super elite club.


Video Synopsis:

“There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond.”