Congratulations Egypt ~ One people. One team. One earth. We stand in solidarity.

I am a woman who grew up in Canada, a privileged existence by the world standard. As a little girl I was free to roam the countryside. As an adult I have the freedom to live my dreams, freedom to earn a living, freedom to express myself, to be myself.

Today there is a little girl being born in Egypt. I’m starting to believe that her world may be open to her in every way, and for that we should all feel euphoric. In the Arab world they are celebrating today. We are seeing the beginning of the end of injustice, of inequality, of dictatorship. The world has a viable chance to find peace and stability. Less people will be inclined towards terror if given a voice. Less woman will be treated despicably if given their rights to be strong, vocal and productive. Less people will suffer in the name of power and greed.

But the world community cannot forget what happened here. The courage of the people of Tunisia and Egypt in recent weeks is unforgettable and proof that we have the power to make the leaders of this world do the right thing, but we need to be willing to risk everything to get there.

There is not a leader in the world today lacking consideration for what their populace might demand of them and how they might do it. There has been a shift in thought at leadership levels across the planet that perhaps we should be taking care of THE PEOPLE lest they revolt against us. And rightly so.

Congratulations to the people of Egypt for your new found world and life, for showing us that dignity and perseverance work much better than violent protest, for showing us how to stand up against greed and power, for leading the way to peace in the Middle East. After the billions upon billions of dollars that have been spent on war trying to achieve that, we had little proof that strategy was doing anything more than filling the pockets of the war mongers and keeping the world in an elevated state of panic.

May we follow the lead internationally and demand of our leaders: democracy, compassion and equality for all people.

One people, one team, one earth.

Put down the guns and jump start those hearts. It may be a bumpy ride, but with love, we can make this place great.

U4EA by Carrie Armitage

2 comments

  • dankitti

    dankitti

    Maybe it's NOT like Pete Townshend lyrics on The Who's album, Who's Next. Meet the new boss, NOT the same as the old boss, and they WON'T get fooled again. Or something.

    Maybe it's NOT like Pete Townshend lyrics on The Who's album, Who's Next. Meet the new boss, NOT the same as the old boss, and they WON'T get fooled again. Or something.

  • Village

    Village

    Definitely not the same as the old boss!

    Definitely not the same as the old boss!

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