Wednesday, November 17, 2004

After a week of hibernation, hello again folks. Hope everyone had a safe and restful 3eid..

Margaret Hassan has been murdered, killed, butchered, like so many others north of our border...and for what? Wars are dirty dirty take heed and learn from the mistakes of those before you..wage peace people, not war. no matter how noble you think you reduces you to murderers, whoever's side you are on.

"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent." -- Mohandas K. Gandhi
"The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows." -- Martin Luther King, Jr
Here are some headlines for those interested in what's happening in Fallujah : What did Falluja do to deserve this?' (Toronto Star)---Attack on Fallujah Can't Be Justified (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)---Fallujah: Video shows US soldier killing wounded insurgent in cold blood (London Independent)---U.N. rights chief concerned over civilians in Fallujah (Boston Globe)---Bodies litter streets in rubble of Falluja (The Herald,UK)---Dogs Eating Bodies in the Streets of Fallujah (Electronic Iraq)---Falluja refugees tell harrowing stories (Int. Herald Tribune)...
Fallujah population=300,000 souls...those currently in city= 25,000 souls.
feeling down? Take a look at the Daily Show..there's always a good laugh in there...the video Jon Stewart shows of Colin Powell dancing is enough to make you lose your sorrows for at least 15 minutes (or make you cry, you decide)---here is another source for that video.


Q said...

kwtia, u know what would be an excellent addition to ur already excellent posts?? Some good news everyday! Very rarely do u hear good news these days, would be refreshing if you could provide that!

Drunk'n'Gorgeous said...

If she wants to post "real" news then it's up to her. 'Sides, nowadays there isn't any good news.

Kwtia - Welcome back, and check my latest entry please (and prefferably comment as well haha)

kwtia said...

hi guys, Q. I was trying yesterday to look for some good sort of felt icky after going through all the bad news there was..but I am hunting for good stuff and there is a lot out there, just need to find the time to sit on this machine here a little longer..
D&G thanks and I will head on over to your blog in a few minutes..see ya there. And it does seem pretty bleak out there I know, but we can hope..

PinkSuedeShoes said...

Sorry Kwtia,

But not only can we hope but we can change things too. We are the voices of Now and the voices of the Future. We are the youth that will bear future generations. What do we want to hand our children ? A world that could have been but wasn't because we were so damn lazy to change things ?

I say Let us Shout. Let Us Scream! Let Us Demonstrate and Make Our Voices Heard. Youth is Power Let Us Wield Our Weapon I say !

Enough Procrastination, and Let Us See Some Demonstration!

Q said...

PSS, im with u in that!

This is something that has been going around in my head for the past few weeks. Im sick of complaining or tu7ul6uming about everything thats happening in Kuwait. I want to be part of the change!
The backwards Islamists mentality is ruining our beautiful country while we are just watching it go down the drain slowly.
I am yet to find the right ways to start the change. I am sick of thinking that one person will not make a difference, so I started by boycotting KNCC. Its a small, non important move in the bigger scheme of things, but I think they deserve some sort of action following the whole 3ashr awaakhir thing. Im boycotting them, and I know at least 4 other people who are, and I used to be a regular there.
I just wish there was something major that can be started to stand in the face of the darkness!

kwtia said...

Beautiful sentiments guys, and yes of course everyone is the change that needs to happen.. Progressives have been lazy for too long..Moderate sensible Islamists as well..Some not lazy, but just too quiet..however..a movement is not about noise alone, it's about content and meaning. How many of us can honestly say that we know enough about what needs to change and how to do it..
Rattling the cage is great, but we need the keys right, or at least we need to know how to pick the lock.
Q, great thing boycotting something that has upset you..move on up and boycott other things if they are harming you, like fast foods (anyone who hasn't seen 'Supersize Me' get a copy and show it to all the kids and parents you know)..boycott the green virus that is spreading and making us think that the only way we can have coffee is in a cloned carbon copyed environment that is eliminating home grown, original coffee houses..boycott cars that pollute..refrigerators and home appliances that aren't energy friendly...boycott the sneakers who use little children in sweatshops and pay them nothing for the hands they burn all day and the fumes they inhale...what else guys? If we want to change the world we need to change first right? What do you believe? What do I believe for that matter?
Gandhi said 'You must be the change you want to see in the world." and he also said 'Live as if your were to die tomorrow. LEARN as if you were to live forever.'
PSS, great drive and anger and yes my God are we lazy, but we also need ammunition in the form of information, we must learn everyday..which is why you guys are so info info..we need people who understand what it takes to use our differences to make us better..we need noise and we need silence need to create a new world right not just get mad about the present one?
Hope comes in all forms, it can be passive and it can be the active belief and effort to see the world differently and try to make it happen..
A little girl, persecuted and hunted, hiding in an attic wrote these words 'how wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before begining to improve the world'(Anne Frank). Another woman, both deaf and blind, said "to keep our faces towards change, and behave like FREE spirits in the presense of fate, is strength undefeatable" (Heller Keller)
Good way to look at things I say..
Oh by the way Q. Even in a huge dark room, one little candle makes all the difference..don't worry so much about how much darkness there is, worry about your candle, others will learn how to light their own from your example..

Q said...

kwtia, I hope u dont mind me using this comment in my blog?

kwtia said...

No problem Q. Feel free..