Egypt, Youth, Freedom & Peace in the Age of Social Media
A Cause for Pause
Please take a moment to watch this video and reflect on how lucky we are to be free, and what price others will pay for the same luxury.
Now please thank God or your Higher Power (or Google and Facebook et al.) for the fact that we live in an age where all this global-interconnectivity unites freedom-lovers everywhere.
Then let’s celebrate the un-repressable, often blessedly-myopic, optimism of youth that drove this movement forward and reminded us all that change is indeed possible. It’s easy to forget that on the wrong side of 40…
Be grateful if you didn’t have to shed blood in order to log on to your favorite websites to post whatever was on your mind last week.
Finally let’s all hug our kids (and parents who sacrifice everything for their children all over Earth) and show them the video too.
If we all care, there is nothing stopping humanity from it’s never-ending quest for basic rights and freedom.
I am not going to editorialize further. IMO if you don’t get goosebumps you don’t get it and nothing I can say will change that.
But since Memri TV who put this video up seems to be having trouble at their website, I want to do my small part to help keep it viral.
I hope one of the lessons of all this is how each of us doing our small part in this age of social media can make miracles happen even in the deserts of oppression.
(BTW I have no idea who Memri TV is, I am just in awe of the person who wrote this song)
Politics can come back another day, for now. whatever your concerns or political affiliations, I think everyone ought to rejoice at this incredible movement of the people, for the people and by the people.
The human spirit is indomitable and there is no problem that does not contain its own solution.
Wishing you all
Peace, He Ping, Piax, Pax, Shalom, Aøxsÿti, Vred, Rauha, Sith, Heiwa, Heddwich, Pace, Paz, Salaam.
ps. if you are wondering what this has to do with a blog aimed at parents, kids, educators, readers, writers and other creative and artsy folk, I think you are missing the point to0; what better chance to teach our children than by the power of example?