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15 Mar 2003 @ 16:50, by Salama Shaquana

I watch with curiosity as millions protest around the world demanding peace and no war against Iraq. I certainly do not want war - who in their right mind does BUT and there is always a but, why do we turn our eyes from the suffering of others. Why do we mass in our millions to protest over Iraq and we fail to speak out against other practices and horrors? Is it because we have become so desensitise that we fail to feel? Is it because we are becoming 'popular' cause people and therefore it is 'trendy' to jump on the Bush, Blair bashing road show?

I read this morning in an UK newspaper a feature story on the life of a British Nurse who is living in Kenya working with abandoned babies. Small souls cast out to die. Dumped on rubbish tips and even more shocking sold as voodoo sacrifices. Why is this not on the front page of every newspaper around the world.

It broke my heart to read of a baby dumped on a rubbish tip in a cardboard box immediately after birth. The poor little soul had lain there for hours, perhaps days and a wild dog had tried to devour him. He lost a big toe and part of his face in the attack. He was thankfully rescued and he will have surgery in the UK to fix his face at some time. Other babies are not so lucky and some in fact are buried alive.

As I said, why is this not and many other stories of similar experiences not on the front page of every newspaper. Top of line on each TV news program. Why are the millions not protesting about this. Why Are We So Selective? Where is our Compassion?

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15 Mar 2003 @ 17:17 by spiritseek : Now...
as we have more people waking up to the world problems maybe just maybe we can all see the other things that needs attending to.  

15 Mar 2003 @ 17:39 by tochtli : i have asked myself those same questions
and, sadly, i haven't got an answer. selfishness? misunderstood patriotism? emotional calluses? maybe it's just because it's more confortable to ignore problems than to acknowledge -and solve- them. who knows. but, like shatki ma said, these are questions that we all need to ask, everyday. what should we do?  

15 Mar 2003 @ 18:52 by shawa : Start with small things... your immediate environment. It will develop. :-)  

15 Mar 2003 @ 22:09 by vibrani : so much
There is SO much in the world, and a person can realistically only do so much, no matter how much compassion we have. But do whatever you can. In America babies are also dumped and left to die. In order to prevent unnecessary deaths, hospitals have advertised to new mothers to leave their babies at the hospital, anonymously, and the babies will be adopted and no charges will be brought against the mothers.

There are children in India who are used by adults to beg in the streets. In order to make these children look more pathetic to tourists, the adult will cut off the child's hand or foot or arm or whatever. It's outrageous! What can I, in America, do about that but let everyone know, maybe set up funds, a program, to help street children and help them get proper supervision, and hope someone closer to these things can do more? There are many ways to help. There are people protesting all of these things, but again, there are only so many hours in a day, and so much a person can do. We must choose how we can best use our resources for causes that mean the most to us.  

16 Mar 2003 @ 01:38 by vaxen : yes...
the incredible destruction of the african peoples goes somehow unnoticed. here is an interview with the african 'zulu' shaman 'credo mutwa' which may shed some light upon this mystery and help to wake some people up to what is really going on behind the charades being enacted on all fronts:  

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