Quite rapidly after watching this video: https://oslofreedomforum.com/talks/one-yazidi-against-isis
I wrote down the following paragraph, or first I started crying… Crying because I feel that so much wrong is being done in this world, and how unfair our world has become.
We are in no condition to determine how good our society is. We who live here, grew up here and continue our lives here, regardless of how much we travel, we will never be able to fully understand what it is like. We cannot under any circumstances possibly undestand how it is to grow up not having any rights at all, growing up scared, and in fear. In fear of what is coming, in fear of the future, in fear of life itself.
When I say we, I speak a group of people who have grown up knowing a safe, free and liberal society. People who have had options, choises and possibilities. I am one of such people, I am one of we, because I know I am not alone.
What I do know, and strongly feel, is that I want to do something about this. I strive to change the world. To make it fairer for all, and I don’t even want to name all the different cultures, religions, socieities, nationalities, or sexualities people define themselves as, because whoever you are, you are a part of all. I do not see you as what you are – I see you as a human being, a precious life worthy of safety, rights, food, meaning and, not quite simply, a voice. I see you for who you are, and you should be able to be whatever you want to be.
That is the world I’m dreaming of.
And until then, what we can do, is to tell the stories of what is happening.