Saturday, August 16, 2008

Here We Go Again



Yes, Blog Action Day is coming up again.

Last year, the cause was the environment.

This year, it's poverty.

Which is an ironic subject for me because I live in one of the richest countries in the world, and back home, people are living in poverty so abject, it'll make your stomach tighten and your heart bleed just thinking about it.

And yet, even as we live the comfortable lives we take for granted here in Kuwait, people suffer.

Right under our noses.

They struggle, they get beat down and their spirits are stolen. The injustice and cruelty they have to live through each day will shock you speechless. Or maybe not.

It's easier to just look away and pretend it doesn't exist. Because doing something is just too much of a hassle. We've all got our own problems anyway, yes? And it's not like we can save EVERYONE now, is it?

Well, here's the chance to do something that might actually be worthwhile without having to get our $100-manicured hands dirty.

Can you spare a couple of minutes, at least?


Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.

11 comments:

likeairillrise said...

Amazing...
October 15, penciled down in my organizer! Can't wait...

♀ L's brain ♀ said...

No I can't :)

intlxpatr said...

You really laid it out, Ri. Well done.

N. said...

Good job. I was going to post about it as I did back in 2007, so that might take me some time. Nicely written and I like how you put all those banners and videos up!

Ri said...

likeairillrise,

Me either. I'll see you October 15th. I'll bring the banana nut muffins :D

l's brain,

Of course you can. Please? Pretty please? With a cherry on top? *puppy dog eyes*

intlxpatr,

Thank you. It's the least I can do. No, really. I don't think I can do any less than this :/

N,

I remember you posting last year. The promotional material is all from the site. Go ahead, knock yourself out.

You know you want to *purr*

Peach said...

finally someone is talking about something worth while :) It's true that it's easier to look the other way .. if you feel there is nothing you can do :/ But I'm beginning to believe we "each & every one of us" are more capable than we ever thought! Loved the post, the sentiment & the invitation RI, thnx :)

♀ L's brain ♀ said...

free to have a cup of coffee with me? :*

How do you like your coffee by the way?

Loca In Kuwait said...

Please come back to the blog world, I miss your posts.

Ri said...

Peach,

We are! All we need to do is START THE CHANGE! You may feel insignificant, but every little bit adds up. Thanks for stopping by *hug*

L's brain,

Like my men, strong and sugarless *grin*

Loca,

I didn't think anyone even noticed. For a while, my head was blank. Or maybe it was too crowded. I don't know. But lately, I've been itching to write again. I'ma be back real soon. Thanks for stopping by, babe.

N. said...

Where is your Blog Action Day post! :l

Jewaira said...

Miss you.