Today marks another day where Syrian forces have massacred their own people. I wish to declare my utter disgust for the situation in Syria where people are being murdered by the thousands and it seems the whole world is watching. Last night I called a friend and had told them about how more people had died in Syria, they responded "that's cool".
"That's cool" is this what we have become as a society? When we here that fellow people in a foreign country are being shelled by their government and killed - mothers, children, fathers, other human beings - is that our response? I do not think it is cool, the Syrian people are being murdered and people entering the country are being murdered. There is nothing cool about totalitarian regimes that use their security forces for mass murder of their own citizens. There is nothing cool about living in the streets with no home to sleep in. There is nothing cool about snipers shooting holes in water tanks so you cannot survive. There is nothing cool about 250-pound Russian issued mortars shelling the community you live in. There is nothing cool about watching your children die. There is nothing cool about being forced to stay in a city that they have been shelling and bombing for 18 days straight. There is nothing cool about people being murdered and the whole world watching and thinking "that's cool".
When I asked what was so cool, they said "Well, it sucks for them". Ya, it does suck for them. It sucks that their families are being murdered. It does suck that they have no food to eat. It does suck that as they lie dead in the streets. It does suck that we as a people who could work to help lobby our governments, could help provide relief to the Red Cross hoping that they will get a chance to provide relief this week, you could write letters to the Syrian Embassy, or could do one of a million things to help raise more awareness about this atrocious disaster.
You know what sucks for them? They live in a country where their government will not listen to them, they live in a country where their government kills them for dissenting them, they live in a country that takes away the necessities to live in warfare, and they live in a country that does not care if they live or die.
Ya know what really sucks for everyone? That we live in a world that doesn’t give a shit and that we live in a world that watches people die and thinks “that’s cool”.