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    How frustrated do you guys get when you see others needlessly suffering?

    Do you do anything to alleviate the suffering of others?

    I wrote a poem based on my own opinions on the matter:

    I went to Gaza.
    I saw the widow with her newborn son,
    Holding his head- blown apart by a gun.
    Her trembling lips, her tear soaked eyes,
    Her dusty hijab, her anguished cries.
    And I could do nothing.

    I went to Guantanamo.
    An innocent man taken from his home,
    His hands were tied,his face was swollen.
    His wife is now dead and his daughter a whore,
    He no longer remembers them, he no longer knows.
    And I could do nothing.


    I went to Mosul.
    I saw a girl buried in the ground,
    Begging for mercy, her head sticking out.
    A bearded man wearing a Superdry top,
    He hurled a rock and he made her stop.
    And I could do nothing.

    I went to Delhi.
    A girl was being raped,
    No longer a virgin, what a disgrace!
    She twisted and turned and looked to escape,
    But they held her down and they hit her face.
    And I could do nothing.

    I went to Peshawar.
    A white bright light and an enormous bang,
    That smiling toddler now in a thousand pieces.
    I looked at the pulp and I finally wept,
    A hundred lives gone and the promises they kept.
    And I could do nothing.

    I went an Eritrean village.
    There was a lonely child sitting in the street,
    His belly was swollen and his heart barely beat.
    The vultures circled close over his head,
    Their feast would begin once he was dead.
    And I could do nothing.


    Broken and helpless, I began to sob,
    In a desperate delirium, I wrote a letter to God.
    And the following day an envelope came!
    My letter had been returned.

    http://confusedusmanov.com/2014/07/1...ld-do-nothing/
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    Maybe not supporting the kind of people who cause the suffering (Putin in your profile pic) might be a small step in the right direction.
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    That's really triggering :cry2:
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    (Original post by UniOfLife)
    Maybe not supporting the kind of people who cause the suffering (Putin in your profile pic) might be a small step in the right direction.
    Well that's a different topic altogether- is there any good and evil in international affairs?

    I don't think so. In fact Western countries are the most complicit in human rights abuses and illegal wars abroad.

    That's where the Chinese and Russians come in- imo a multipolar world with various centres of power will be more stable and peaceful than a unipolar one.
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    (Original post by The vampire)
    That's really triggering :cry2:
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Inzamam99)
    Thanks
    It's not a good thing. You could've spoilered it or something.
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    (Original post by Inzamam99)
    Well that's a different topic altogether- is there any good and evil in international affairs?

    I don't think so. In fact Western countries are the most complicit in human rights abuses and illegal wars abroad.

    That's where the Chinese and Russians come in- imo a multipolar world with various centres of power will be more stable and peaceful than a unipolar one.
    *sigh*

    You know that quote about good people remaining silent and allowing evil to spread? Yeah, well, convincing yourself that all sides are morally equivalent makes you part of the problem.
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    (Original post by UniOfLife)
    *sigh*

    You know that quote about good people remaining silent and allowing evil to spread? Yeah, well, convincing yourself that all sides are morally equivalent makes you part of the problem.
    I' am not silent- I speak up against injustices as much as I can and am in charge of some projects which are hopefully going to help a lot of people

    But I will stick to my point that its self interest and greed which drives international relations not a punch up between "good" and "bad"- I don't believe it's that simple.
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    (Original post by Inzamam99)
    I' am not silent- I speak up against injustices as much as I can and am in charge of some projects which are hopefully going to help a lot of people

    But I will stick to my point that its self interest and greed which drives international relations not a punch up between "good" and "bad"- I don't believe it's that simple.
    It is definitely self-interest which drives international relations. It drives all relationships. That doesn't mean that there is no good or bad. For example, simple self-interest dictates our everyday actions for the most part but not everyone is a thief. Someone who is a thief has the same basic motivations as everyone else but their actions are demonstrably worse for everyone else than those who don't steal.
 
 
 
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