As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
Lately I have been writing about the current events that have been taking place in Gaza, Syria, Palestine, and Israel. When we hear of a massacre or attacks to kill populations, in my view I think that everyone should speak up for those who are not able to voice their opinion, or concerns because they themselves have no voice, it is already marginalized and oppressed. Having voiced my thoughts it is important to share that I'm neither pro-Israeli, or pro-Palestinian, but I do know that history has been shaped so that the voices of the Muslim Arabs, or Palestinians, historically have been constructed to remain at the margins. This happens because of how lands are divided, how laws are constructed or ignored to give nations and leaders power, and to also leave out voices. The voices can also be linked to stories. Who's narratives are heard or not? Yesterday was the commemoration of the Holocaust. It is important to know what this is, and why atrocities like the Holocaust should never happen again. We can also relate these thoughts to the mass genocides that have taken place historically, but don't receive the same attention as the Holocaust commemoration does. Once again we are met with personal, national, and international biases, that determine which views are important, and which are not.
We can think about how one faith presides over another faith, and also how the accrual of wealth also contributes to whose stories are heard, and which memories are preserved. At this point I must also remind the reader that I stand with anyone, with a hope that the atrocities of the Holocaust never happen again, but I wonder.... I wonder and ask all those who do commemorate, why the same attention is not given to the innocent Syrians who are attacked with chemicals and gas, and die a death that I would wish upon no one? Anyone who commemorates the Holocaust should think about what is happening with these attacks. With the mimicry of chemicals and gas - these incidents are the Holocaust of the present day, but these victims don't get the same attention. International communities make some noise here and there, but fail to acknowledge that these are war crimes, crimes against humanity and human rights. There must be accountability. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)