Friday, 25 July 2014

64. My Thoughts on the Gaza Crisis

I'm not going to use this post to curse Israel for what they are doing to Palestinians, there's enough hate in this world and what good will it do? I'd rather use my energy to bring to your attention what really matters, the ones that the world seems to have forgotten about, the ones that are suffering. I don't know about you but this is the most upsetting thing I've seen in my life and ironically, it was the BBC that reported it during their biased coverage of the conflict. I cried my eyes out for a good half an hour after watching that report and all I want to do is hold the innocent angel in my arms and protect her until the day I die but I can't and it's frustrating beyond words. What use is it having something that can pay for your chai latte and FaceTime someone when children are being delivered from dead mothers in 2014? If the little angel survives, she'll grow up without parents and find out her mother died before she was even born due to an Israeli bomb. She'll understandably be angry and so will an entire generation of children who are managing to survive the fighting and torture. They will seek revenge and the conflict will continue. It's a vicious cycle. We're going backwards as a species and all during the centenary month of the First World War. Never have have the words of George Orwell been more apt:

800 Palestinians have apparently died. That figure must be significantly higher due to bodies that haven't been found in the wreckage yet. How many more need to be killed, orphaned and injured? How many more UN schools and homes are going to be blown up? How many more premature children are going to be delivered from dead, widowed mothers? Like I mentioned above, not being able to help those suffering at this horrific time is beyond frustrating but we've got to do something. Whether you say a prayer, attend a protest, boycott Israeli brands or donate some money to help, just do something. I wouldn't be surprised if we're in a similar position in our lifetimes after what's been happening in Ukraine and the rest of the Middle East too to mention a few of the many global pockets of violence. There's no humanity in humans anymore from what I've seen recently. Don't be a robot, don't let George predict the future.