Friday, October 12, 2012

Dreaming of Freedom

Elsewhere in the world, people are not as lucky as we are. Here in this country is the the presidential election year and we are bickering about politics. No one is dying, being killed, being denied their freedoms that we Americans so take for granted.

That is not true elsewhere in the world. Right now, Malala Yousafzai is fighting for her life. Why? she dared to speak out for her right to education. The Taliban in Pakistan found her words a threat and tracked her down and shot her. It really makes our petty bickering seem really dumb.

I don't want to go down a rabbit hole of complaining about troubled, that goes against the point I am trying to make. As we quibble over the right to health care and religious freedoms, we need to remember people like Malala who have to stand up just to get an education.

To learn more about Malala, what she has been through, and what real oppression feels like, please watch this documentary by Adam Ellick - Class Dismiss - on YouTube.

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