Save Syria

I don’t want to write poems or cry alone or just forget about it. I want to do something which makes an impact where it have to. I want to do something which changes, saves at least one life. I might not know how but all I know is I want. I can’t say I can’t do it until I have tried it. Same goes for you, don’t say we can’t because you haven’t tried. We have to do it.

In this world, money and power makes the decision. If you don’t have either of those, if you are truly caring, you are probably feeling helpless like me. But maybe those two things aren’t the only way. We have heard, words have power and we are all writers, why don’t we try to use it? Why don’t we just shut our rational, excuse making mind and try to change this sick world? The world where people, children are constantly dying while we are turning to the other side, scrolling too quickly, just shutting the TV off when we hear about it. Aren’t we obliged to stop it or at least try it or at least beg for it? Won’t we cry our eyes if it’s our children? Are those children in any way less deserving than ours, not even to live?

What have I done yet? What have you done yet? I’m not blaming anyone but just begging for anyone to do anything, to stop it. Stop the war, stop the killing, just save humanity. We don’t deserve to just keep on living our lives if we let those kids die today. Let’s just save humanity, please!

This is a cry for attention, not for me, for them. This is not selling the hot topic, I’m really begging, someone, tell me what we can do? Let’s do something. please don’t let anymore people die.

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19 thoughts on “Save Syria

  1. I feel the same way, the same disgust with the warlords, al-Assad, Putin to name but two, who are using this war for their own personal glorification. Our political leaders, the UN, have all called for a stop to hostilities, but the only way to stop the fighting is to go in and join it. The only way to stop the Nazis was to declare war on Germany. Pacifism is fine as a concept, an ideal, but sometimes it is simply a cop out. Syria is a can of worms. Syrians (the army is Syrian) killing Syrians (Islamic nutters) who have been killing other Syrians. I don’t see how you can stop it. At an individual level, you can’t do anything except use your vote where it is most useful. Maybe get MOSSAD to assassinate Bashar and Vlad. An idea.

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    1. Oh that crossed my mind, it’s too bad we are not resourced like that! Thank you for your thoughts, Jane. I was going crazy and still am a little. I really hope it’ll end soon, that’s all we can do at this time I guess!

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      1. At our level, I can’t see what we can do except be understanding with the refugees that cross our path. It’s governments that make the decisions not individuals. But we do have our vote, and the right to protest. Have to make them count.

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      2. Maybe the brilliant minds do think alike! I was talking about this to my friend and he too suggested that all we have is our vote and we have no choice but to trust the politicians. Still I think maybe we can influence more voters like us to choose a better government to avoid future tragedies. Even if we can’t change past or present, I would like to change the future for better!

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      3. The problem is often with the lack of choice of politicians. The same bunch stand for election every time and take it turn and turn about in office. The status quo is what usually matters most to any administration. They’re nor revolutionaries. It’s very hard for ordinary people to stand as representatives—they have no money, no influence and no backers. But we can all join protest groups and join marches and sign petitions. If a politician thinks he/she risks losing votes they might take a stand.

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      4. Oh, yes. I sign online petitions all the time as long as I agree. It’s a way to make an effort without actually making an effort for me. You know the choices are the real problems. Even the revolutionaries turn rusty and dusty in few months or years, so what we really need is a constant mindset to punish those who don’t keep their promises with our votes. We have NOTA (None of the above) as an option here during elections, do you have? I’m waiting for the day when we can rub coal on the corrupted contestants with 100% NOTA

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      5. Yes, we have a blank vote. There’s always an argument about what would happen if the FN candidate (extreme right) was up against the usual awful right wing candidate. Would the blank votes count if they came to more than 50%? The answer is usually, no, we’d simply end up with a president that maybe less than a quarter of the electorate voted for.

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      6. Oh! That sounds anti-climatic. Wouldn’t they have to held elections again. Until we choose a right candidate. Maybe perfect consensus too much to ask for, but I would like Atleast a 60% of total vote or votes polled as the winning criteria. That way it would makes sense logically not just in mathematical way. Don’t you think democracy is too cruel, ignoring the voice of minority people all together. Maybe the people who get second place in elections should be given a less important post which can check the first place winner. I’m sorry I just assumed our both electoral system are same!

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      7. The wanting neither candidate vote is only really a problem in the presidential elections. We can start off with a dozen candidates in the first round, but only the two highest scorers go to the second round. Twice now we’ve had the extreme right coming second in the first round and going through to the second round against the right wing candidate. Nobody on the left will want either, but they end up voting for the right just to stop the far right getting elected. They would vote blank if it counted. In the legislatives you can have three or even four candidates going to the second round depending on how many votes each has got. It’s hard to see how much more democratic it can get, but I’m sure there is a way.

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      8. That sounds awful, being forced by the situations to choose the lesser evil, not the good! Don’t you think it would be better if there was some realistic qualifications for political candidates. the biggest irony is the present politicians wont do any revolutionary changes which will bite their back later so all we can do is just hope and wait i guess.

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      9. I think what is worst of all is the suspicion that almost all politicians just see it as a job for which they get paid handsomely, get even more in kickbacks, make lots of influential friends and move in a closed circuit that has very little connection with the real world. How many of them would you trust to defend your interests if they were even just fractionally against the interests of the politician?

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      10. None! i don’t trust anyone with a profession as politicians here. Deja-vu to a conversation we had months ago when i was new to dVerse. Education, health, Politics all needs to be revolutionised but stuck too much in its old roots to even made small changes.

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      11. Since their job is tied to being in power, it becomes an end in itself. Once they are elected, their energies are directed to being reelected and that means making sure they get enough votes. The temptation to compromise or make slippery agreements is too strong for most of them.

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      12. That’s true. From a ideal perspective, politics should work flawlessly. You make good promising ideas, You get elected, you keep your deal or kicked out the next term. The same process is repeated until a person who have a good vision and holds true to those visions is elected. but the reality is so far away and i get the feeling that its our fault more than the corrupt politicians.

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      13. Yes, it sounds reasonable when you say it like that, and that’s how it’s supposed to work, but it doesn’t. When they don’t keep their promises it was the fault of X or the economy or they ran out of time, so they need another mandate etc etc.

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