Second Presidential Debate
This is a thought that I wrote in 2014. It came through as I was deeply disturbed by what I had learned about the United Nations.
I really enjoyed the format of the Second Presidential Debate, where there were questions asked by audience members. This also allowed for viewers to take the time to think about how they would respond, or any thoughts that they would add.
For me, I was particularly interested in a question that was about the Syrian crisis and how the potential candidates would seek to resolve, or continue to work for peace for this region. This question was quite personal. It brought a lot of heightened emotions because of the fact that civilians are dying, and dying, by the day. It just seems like more needs to be done.
I was reminded of a lecture I attended on UN Day. I was quite excited to learn about this organization. However, after hearing what the professors had to say according to their research of the United Nations. I have to say, I walked home with deep regrets. Tears.
The United Nations is compiled of thirty nations. Whoever invests the most money has the highest say. The United States invests the most, therefore their say is what matters most. If this is the case, I wondered why, why there is not more done to help the people of this region. So I decided to share my thoughts via twitter as the debate took place. Below are my thoughts that I shared on the 9th of October 2016.
Since sharing these thoughts there has been a new Secretary General appointed to the United Nations. António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, who has said that peace is his top priority.
Why not stop thinking about the Syrian Crisis as the crisis of the Syrian people, Why not begin to think of the people of this region, as human beings just like you and I. Why does this crisis resemble that of the Holocaust? Ask, think, reflect. Why is this region being used as the worlds wager?
Thank you to all who contributed to this question, and shared thoughts. I was pleased to see all of the diverse thoughts who also demonstrate concerns for the human beings of Syria.
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