I’m going to take a break from talking about anime and Madoka and talk about Libya, which many of you have probably heard about. There are times when the wrong thing to do IS say nothing. For anyone who doesn’t know, the dictator of Libya would rather kill all his people then give up power. I actually can’t watch the videos, and I can read the most but not all of the news story because they’re too horrible.
From here, I’m going to quote what Fuckyeahmemes on Tumblr said:
“At times of great crisis, man must come to a crossroads. There is always the easy thing to do, but there also exists the right thing to do. These last weeks and months have been eye openers to much of the world. Western-supported Despots in much of N. Africa and the Middle East have begun to crumble, starting with Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia and then Hosni Mubarak shortly after in Egypt. Throughout these revolutions, masses of support and media attention was given. As more countries go through this process of revolution, that seems not to be the case. As we speak, Muammar Al-Gaddafi and his family are waging war against the people of Libya. Though unconfirmed, reports have been pouring in of aerial assaults and bombings of Tripoli and other western cities, and some servicemen in Libya have even defected to Malta, refusing to do what their dictator has asked them to do. Just recently, in a press release, Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi, Muammar Gaddafi’s son, stated that Libya “will fight until the last man is standing” to defend Gadaffi’s regime. This is not Egypt or Tunisia. These dictators will not bow out just because they are being pressured. These maniacs will crush their entire people in order to stay in power. Word needs to be spread. While we cannot physically go there and help out, we can offer our words of support. Have the Libyans in your prayers. Their fight will be a long and bloody one that may not end as Egypt and Tunisia did. We are one, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. If we let atrocities be committed against them without protest, others will surely follow suit. We need to let the world that this is not an acceptable way to treat a people.”
To the politicians and leaders of Amercian, SAY OR DO SOMETHING. As I said about Egypt, it is through our leader that we the people feel empowered. And now it’s more crucial then ever.
To those journalist reporting back from Libya, risking your lives, and keeping us updated, thank you.