15 minutes until international human rights day...YAY!
There are a million causes that one can take on tomorrow, but one action I really would love to highlight because it is definitely one of my passions is the cause of current genocides in today's world. It is totally shocking and mind blowing that such atrocities are still allowed to occur in today's world. And I personally have made a dedication to myself, and to every person living in a refugee camp, every person who has died that I will work my hardest and do what I need to help end this genocide. Not just for them, but for future generations.
We are the example. Let's set a good one.
Here are some links to Darfur websites:
WHAT'S GOING ON?
POSTERS OF REFUGEES
FOR STUDENTS WHO'D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED
HELP RESTORE THE REGION
...I'll put up more links later, promise.
Have a great time spreading the word about your cause tomorrow! :)
Let's change this world
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Great movie. Makes you think...
Personally I believe that love is totally the wrong thing to oppose. We should be fighting hate, fighting discrimination, fighting what makes people feel less than who they are. Making people feel guilty, shameful, embarrassed, because they cannot be honored with the same rights as straight people...I honestly can't even understand how people can do that. I do understand there are different reasons, and I don't want to judge people who voted in favor of Prop 8, because I know they aren't all the same, and I would hate to have my personal reasons mislabeled by people who want acceptance for all.
But I do think that those who voted in favor of Prop 8 should really look at the reasons they voted yes. Think about if the reasons are really worth the amount of pain that is coming from those who simply love each other and yet are being told they should not. Look at the faces of your friends, your neighbors who are married. Could you look them in the eyes and tell them their love is wrong? Because of a reason as superficial as their hair color, their clothing, their race? Look at all the information. Look at why your views are what they are, and be absolutely sure it is because of what you think, and not because of anybody else. And if you can evaluate all of that, and still stand strongly by your beliefs, then I respect you.