Yesterday I have stumbled upon this picture on my colleague’s Facebook page and i have been left speechless. This picture tells thousands of words. This young lady is quite right. Seeing her holding this banner in amazement regarding the situation that she is in, is astonishing. By the way I must say that i fully agree with her.
Lately we are able to witness wide spread of protests all around the world and the topic is wide. We are seeing protests against poverty, against racial and color discrimination, against religious discrimination, sexual discrimination, against injustice, protests for freedom of speech, against illegal immigration, against terrorism .etc We are seeing this reoccurring theme more and more. An endless loop of reasons for people to protest against.
Yes i say LOOP but Why?
I am not so old but i can still remember some of the protests that took place in 80s and 90s not to mention things that happened earlier. As this young lady said we are in 2016 and we are still fighting the same fights. Yes we are and Yes we do. Its quite disturbing. We had “2000” years of evolution and we have managed to get us stuck in an endless loop of protests and disappointments. Why do these things reoccur. The reason is simple, the issues have never been addressed and solved properly. Trough out the history political establishments have used these issues to promote their political agenda and to gain more power and more success. They have put these issues under the carpet and when its proper and suitable for them they pull them up and addressed them again.
In latest protest in America we can hear “Black lives matter” yes i agree. But not only black lives do matter. Black , brown, white, yellow .etc Every single one of them do matter. Nobody has the right to decide which color is more suitable to “live”.
I will mention (in details) two of the many reasons that people consider worth to protest against Poverty and Terrorism.
Protests against poverty
For good sake we are protesting against poverty in a world of plenty. When some people are trowing food other people are starving till death. Is this normal? Are we insane?
Just look at the latest stats from World Food Program
Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.
The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished.
Asia is the continent with the most hungry people – two thirds of the total. The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years but in western Asia it has increased slightly.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished.
Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
One out of six children — roughly 100 million — in developing countries is underweight.
One in four of the world’s children are stunted. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three.
If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
WFP calculates that US$3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all 66 million hungry school-age children.
Do we have eyes and can we read and comprehend this? Is this even possible to comprehend that these things are happening all around the world and that we are not doing a thing to stop this. Let me repeat maybe it will get trough to you: “Children are diying because they are hungry.”
Please look at this:
Pre-Davos report shows how 1% now own more than rest of us combined
Runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the world’s population, according to an Oxfam report published today ahead of the annual gathering of the world’s financial and political elites in Davos. This number has fallen dramatically from 388 as recently as 2010 and 80 last year.
An Economy for the 1%, shows that the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population – that’s 3.6 billion people – has fallen by a trillion dollars since 2010. This 38 per cent drop has occurred despite the global population increasing by around 400 million people during that period. Meanwhile the wealth of the richest 62 has increased by more than half a trillion dollars to $1.76tr. Just nine of the ’62’ are women.
Mark Goldring, Oxfam GB Chief Executive, said: “It is simply unacceptable that the poorest half of the world population owns no more than a small group of the global super-rich – so few, you could fit them all on a single coach.
Read full article at: OXFAM
This was just for you to see what do i mean when i say Loop. And how wealthy and rich do “care” to solve this issue not to reoccur again. Must mention that there are some rich people that do care but i am not talking about them. Lets get back at the topic.
How many years until this moment you have spent in fighting for the same causes? Far to many. Look at the religious discrimination and what is happening right now. Due to these terrorist attacks that are happening all around the Europe and western countries people sentiments are being completely messed up. We are seeing a rise in anti-sentiments against the Islamic religion and Muslims people. The main reason is ISIS. Lets deal with it for once and for all. ISIS does not represent Islamic religion and the Muslims of the world. ISIS is just a terrorist organization that is giving a bad name to Islam and its people. The issue of ISIS needs to be resolved once and for all. World needs a strong coalition between United States, countries of Europe especially Russia and together but together with people from Islamic / Muslim countries. ISIS is a threat to all of us. ISIS attacks do not chose colors, income, sexual orientation and religious views. No. Look at Nice (terrorist attack). Look what has happened there. Do you think for a moment that that monster who had driven a truck into a crowd full of people did care about those differences? NO not at all. He just did it.
All the countries of the world need to come together and to fight this distortion. It can not be allowed to continue more. Those countries that do not come to their senses are going to be made accountable and responsible for what is happening and what can happen in the future.
Who financed ISIS? Who gives them support? What is their goal? How they have managed to do so much atrocities for so long or for quite short time?… How the situation got out of control?…TBU NEWS is not going to talk about these things and the responsibilities that some countries and corporations have in all of this. This is a topic that is going to be researched in the future.
ISIS is a mistake of humanity so it should be defeated and put in History books as a reminder that these things should not be allowed to happen again.
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People are screaming for the solution. Ordinary People want to live in peace and security. Ordinary people do not see colors, gender, sexuality, religion. They are pressured to see those differences. As i already said at the beginning of this article: People are protesting against things that are constantly repeating from time to time because these things have never being dealt in a proper way by those who supposed to deal with them. These differences and issues are just being processed and used when they are needed by the political establishment to propel their political agenda. Sometimes and in some countries these differences are being used in one blatant way “Divide and Rule”.
People had had enough of injustice, death, poverty, sexual discrimination, religious and colour discrimination .etc
Yes we do want law and order as Donald Trump pointed couple of times during his acceptance speech at RNC 2016.
But we must be vigilan! We must ask! What kind of “Order” is offered to us?
The Right one or the Distorted one? Maybe all of this is happening because it was “meant” to happen or made to happen:
- Action (things that you are seeing all around the world)
- Reaction (coming from you regarding these issues)
- Solution (something that will come very soon just hope that it will be the right one otherwise we can regret it very badly)
Lets be careful when we give the approval for something!
Do not take your free will the power of choice for granted.
There is only just one thing that i want to say to you and to that young lady in the picture:
“Lady, I can neither bealive that we are dealing with these kind of shit in 2016”
Written by editor at TBU NEWS Zeljko Mihajlovic