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saving ourselves

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 10:11 AM
Saving Ourselves

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~Robert F. Kenedy

There is not much I can offer to stem the tide of oppression a world away in Sudan. I am a poet, so I offer poems. And with those poems--awareness. If each of us contributes--whatever we can--to end the atrocities from occurring, maybe, just maybe we can force the world's hand.

Why does America, and other Western powers, act so slow when heinous acts are being commited against those in Africa? Because of colonialism, many of these countries are to blame the issues that have caused our brethren to spiral into crippling poverty, devastating disease, civil wars, and now genocide. It is time for each of us to stand and do our part. Read up. Inform others. Donate what you can, but this horrible atrocity must end. Now.



*for more info on how to get involved check out
DafurGenocide.org


peace.

5 Response to 'saving ourselves'

  1. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/03/saving-ourselves.html?showComment=1143687240000#c114368724717333542'> Wednesday, March 29, 2006 6:54:00 PM

    Why does America, and other Western powers, act so slow when heinous acts are being commited against those in Africa? Because of colonialism, many of these countries are to blame the issues that have caused our brethren to spiral into crippling poverty, devastating disease, civil wars, and now genocide.

    "How Europe Underdeveloped Africa"
    by Walter Rodney (published 1972)is a groundbreaking book which deals with this subject.

     

  2. UARIDI Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/03/saving-ourselves.html?showComment=1143726480000#c114372648601561094'> Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:48:00 AM

    It is true once we learn the true history, then we can act. If all Black people knew the truth behind poverty and want in Africa and in the west, the rich nations would not be slow to act.

    Writers have the power and gift to teach and education. Keep the poems coming.

     

  3. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/03/saving-ourselves.html?showComment=1143738960000#c114373901988210608'> Thursday, March 30, 2006 9:16:00 AM

    I wish that I could show you this cartoon that was featured in The Washington Examiner. It was a cartoon with a pile of bodies and it read "Sudan Genocide." There is a man standing and looking at the pile. He is a holding a brief case that reads "UN." There are the words over his head, "Call us back when you have some EUROPEANS."

     

  4. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/03/saving-ourselves.html?showComment=1143744840000#c114374484807939999'> Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:54:00 AM

    wow @ Stephen.

    that's crazy, but (sadly) true.

     

  5. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2006/03/saving-ourselves.html?showComment=1143747420000#c114374745189245095'> Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:37:00 AM

    I'll post the exact cartoon tomorrow on my blog.