Written by Grant G
Innocence of the child, fragility of a kitten, both can be sculpted into fine art or molded to reflect the harsh reality of a cold advanced society...
It amazes me how the poorest and hungriest children of the world will feed, care for and protect a kitten, those babes with nothing and without hesitation would rather starve than watch an innocent feline waste away, is it something born to us, ingrained at birth, the need to care for and protect those even more helpless, or is it a way to remain feeling human in a world turning more and more alien, more cold, silent and dark like space..
Razor`s edge society where the difference between a hero`s welcome and a hangman`s noose is merely the colour of one`s uniform, or the colour of one`s skin, believers versus doubters, the indoctrinated against unscripted heathens and the everlasting fight of few haves against the billions of have-nots,..
There`s a saying, or should I say a theory that people are born of the left and by middle age they become of the right, in other words it means people are born caring of animals, of life, of planet survival, social causes like justice and Democracy for all, care of a sustainable environment, woman and child rights to live in safety, to live without fear of rape and assault both mental and physical..
Yet today in 2013 there is more plants and animals going extinct, rainforests being cut, toxic spills and human atrocities than ever before so why would older human beings stop caring, one doesn`t need to become a shadow to know it makes shade, cover and camouflage, one can close their eyes to the rape of a child but still the screams are heard..
I know people like this, they don`t want to hear of the corruption, of environmental crimes, eyes are shut to racism, ears are muted to screams of pain and minds are closed to solution, or even attempted solution, turn on the ball game crack open a beer, mind altering advertisements of life with status quo dreams, commercials of beautiful people drinking on pure white beaches, freedom 55, exotic lands where food tastes good and smiles never stop...
Yet the reality of the world is in stark contrast to television illusions, Wheel of Fortune or American Idol, Goldman Sachs or Statefarm, growing gang rape in Bangladesh or unthinkable atrocities against children in the Congo, "like a good neighbor Statefarm is there"...We aren`t good neighbors, those children are the next generations, yet the masses remain silently unaware, or is that deliberately oblivious..
"In a small house on a hill overlooking Lake Kivu, a young Congolese soldier recounts the crimes he and his comrades committed in Minova a few months ago. "Twenty-five of us gathered together and said we should rape 10 women each, and we did it," he said. "I've raped 53 women. And children of five or six years old.....
On 22 November last year thousands of exhausted, battered and bruised Congolese army troops descended on the town having just lost a battle with the rebel M23 fighters in Goma, the main city in eastern Congo some 30 miles away.
Their retreat was haphazard and chaotic. The soldiers were embarrassed, angry, upset and out of control; their commanders had disappeared and the battalion and regiment structures had disintegrated.
When they arrived in Minova they were drunk, hungry and violent. The locals suffered two nightmarish days of looting,
rape and murder before the army restored some discipline among its troops.
Hundreds of women were raped. It is impossible to accurately state the number of cases as victims often fail to come forward, fearing that their communities and even their husbands will reject them, but hospital director Dr Ghislain Kassongo said he dealt with well over 100 women with rape-related injuries after the army rampage.
At a rape victim refuge centre a couple of miles from Minova, Nzigire Chibalonza, 60, tells what happened when the soldiers came to her shop. "They beat us and beat us, and then they started to rape. Three men raped me – two from the front and one from behind," she says, tears welling in her eyes as she nervously grabs and twists fistfuls of her dress.
In 2013 no child should go hungry or be raped, children can`t be denied childhood dreams or education, sex tourism to Thailand, to Vietnam, to Haiti, Dominican Republic or Sochi Russia should not be permitted, yes, even our Vancouver 2010 Olympic games prostitutes were recruited from around the world and delivered for service in Vancouver...Canada wasn`t about to put a stop to shadow industry, even if those shadows happen in bright open daylight...
Persecution, exploitation, deliberate willful assault upon those who are different, vulnerable and alone, yet technology of satellites, cameras, phones, CCTV, nothing happens in isolation anymore yet it still happens, from oil companies destroying watersheds and environments with impunity to child rape atrocities in commidity extracting corporate controlled trading countries, valuable wares offered have always blinded open eyes, muted voices of dissent, corporate ideology bleeds innocence..
Countries with gold, oil or gas, directions other are looked, evidence and crime ignored, and it`s not just developing countries it`s the advanced countries that are the biggest offenders, sex tourism comes from wealth, ability to do different or affect change exists here yet nothing is done, whether religion and ideology or freedom 55, from Abbotsord and Coquitlam dumping chicken manure on homeless camps or pricing families out of the lower mainland, they really are one of the same it`s only a matter of scale, what causes normal man to stop caring, not just here but everywhere..
$70 billion dollars being spent on winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, the huge uproar over draconian anti-gay laws, and what was the world response, stop drinking vodka for a night or two and switch to drinking tequila or rum,...Ah yes, the beautiful people drinking coronas on the beach, gorgeous white sand beaches where drinkers are pretty and funny, an alcohol filled television world where drunks don`t beat children and wives, where booze filled drivers don`t mow-down innocents,..
Maybe it`s the liquor that turns man from left to right, from caring to carrying on without a care, maybe double shot vision is required to prevent crying eyes from seeing child atrocities, $70 billion dollars spectacle coming to Sochi Russia, two weeks of investment, liquor and travel ads, come to Thailand, come to Asia, come to Las Vegas and roll the dice, have a corona, big mac, large fries and don`t forget to invest in freedom 55...
In 2013 certain things shouldn`t be happening anymore, children being exploited, abused ,woman being raped, and Governments choosing to ignore evil shadows in bright daylight..
It has always amazed me with children, no matter how poor, how hungry or destitute they are, pleading eyes of innocent kittens are granted safety in even the shantiest of hovels, and homes in the hearts of children...
I don`t know at what age the caring stops, for some it is never..
The reason for killing drunk men and anger directed towards is so obvious, sniffing glue in Russia or sniffing paint on First Nation reserve in Canada, distraction, hallucination and escape, temporary relief until you become what you hate.....
Oblivious to the Obvious and blind to the blatant...
$70 billion on 2 week Sochi winter games party..
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