I’m sorry, but this makes me absolutely sick to my stomach. Actually, I’m not sorry at all. How fucking dare you say that. People are dying. They are being murdered by the very people that are supposed the be protecting them.
While I haven’t ‘lost my faith in humanity,’ some people disgust me to no end. I am disgusted that someone can’t ‘care about Lybia’ because they’re ‘starving like a hostage,’ yet some are being burned alive because they refused to kill protesters. I am disgusted that ‘Justin Bieber’s new haircut’ is all over facebook, yet I haven’t seen anything for Libya once. Or that it’s a trending topic on twitter, yet Libya hasn’t even made the top ten. I had to tell my parents what was going on. My parents, who are supposed to be the ones to tell me this stuff. The news was on while we were eating dinner. They mentioned Libya, but guess what they were actually talking about. Gas prices. They neglected to mention the fact that protesters were being bombed by their own government. The ‘Topless Tuesday’ gif (warning: gore) is so absolutely disgusting that I can’t even comprehend why someone would do such a thing. I can’t even form words to let you know how repulsed I am that someone would do this. I just can’t.
I’ve been watching/listening to the Al Jazeera English Live Stream for about an hour now, and I’ve just heard this quote from a Libyan woman. ”The world is hearing about this, but no one is doing anything.” I want her, and people like her, that think no one is doing anything to know that we are trying. We all need to at least try. We need to let people know, raise awareness, as a lot of us have been. If this was happening in your country, wouldn’t you want people to know?