The Corruption of Silence
Everything is so still, yet so much appears to be happening. It’s so fucking frustrating.
As we sit in the warmth of our homes, with the comfort of our families and friends, things seem so composed. Everything is as it should be. Rarely, do we consider how much is actually happening around us. A man buries his girlfriend, alive. A twenty-four year old is sentenced to 200 years in prison, for a murderous rampage. A gang member walks free, after leaving a man for dead. A captain abandons his sinking ship, leaving his passengers to fend for themselves. Scotland verges on leaving the UK, while a Lithuanian child-rapist is granted permission to enter.
At this very moment, the world is carrying very little order. We have become far too accustomed to expecting too much and doing too little. Everyone will happily call out the faults of others, but will carry very little regard for what actually matters. For it to be deemed acceptable for a man, be it that of an infamously known dictator, to be kicked and beaten to death – even his dead body, dragged and abused, is unacceptable. For the people of our society, to be sat in the heart of fear, from children as young as 10 years old, due to a constant rise in knife crime, is unacceptable. Our world becomes more and more frightening as each day passes. Or at least, this is what we are told.
I disagree. The world can be frightening, yes, but your world is your own, and it is what you make it. The problem is not that we are surrounded by immorality, but that we focus on it. The solution – come together, take control. Strive for freedom and fight for justice.
|"For too long, we have focused on our differences - in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together." - Bob Riley|
I can think of no better example, from recent events, than this – in which our people have come together, as movement towards freedom, and a fight for what is right:
Rarely, does it happen - people coming together as one. An alliance.
Why? On the 18th day, of this New Year, our people split into two.
A minority – planning to take away what is, essentially, the freedom of the internet.
A majority – fighting back. A global blackout, in the millions.
NinjaVideo, MegaUpload. Soon to be Wikipedia, YouTube, Google..
It’s a matter of principle, fairness and union.
Let your voices be heard – Stop SOPA.
- T -