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Jan 22, 2010

Stand Up and Be Counted.

Don't you see it’s wrong, can't you get it right?
Out of mind and outta sight

~ Anya Marina, Satellite Heart ~

So much of this world can be summed up in those two lines.

Hati, Hati, Hati. What a disaster. What a wonderful upsurge of human love and support.

But equally, what will happen in one year, two? Over time, the spotlight fades and these human beings will be left behind. How do I know? Because history tells me so: you only have to look back to New Orleans, and the Tsunami, to see how quickly it disappears from the news channels, and the aid peters out. And heaven forbid if you are a different race or religion to the current worldview: then you are really in trouble.

Why, as humans, are we so ignorant to the fate of fellow human beings? Why are we so cruel to other who don't share our beliefs or the colour of our skin? Even us Australians are guilty of it. How many times do we think (really think) of the terrible (and yes, the reports of abuse is rising) child abuse/domestic abuse rates in this country? And actually go out there and seek to change our society's perception of abuse?

Not many of us, or more importantly, not enough of us.

Don't you see it’s wrong, can't you get it right?
Out of mind and outta sight

Anya Marina, Satellite Heart ~

Think about it.

Don't hide in the shadows.

Stand up and be counted.


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