I, for one, was STUNNED to hear this morning that George Clooney was arrested while protesting the Sudanese Government. Not only is he one of my favorite actors (Oceans 11 is one of my FAVORITE movies EVER), but he’s been a long-time activist against dictators physically abusing and killing their citizens, and he’s been vocal about it.
To hear that he was arrested during one of these gatherings is not only plain RIDICULOUS but I’m beyond livid that it was here in the US.
When will people wake up and realize that we NEED influencial people like George Clooney to finally say that enough is enough?? Clooney met with Obama yesterday to discuss what we could be doing to get aid to people in Sudan (their government refuses aid, and they are starving their people, amongst other atrocities), and hopefully our government will do the right thing and organize help.
I would be more than willing to volunteer to package food and supplies in my community if I knew that the people of Sudan would actually receive it.
There are so many people that say “Why help other countries when people in America are struggling and could use your help??”
I DO help those people. I donate an amount from EACH PAYCHECK to local charities where I know my money is going to a good place to help my neighboors. But I think it’s time to look beyond just my country, and realize that there are people in the world suffering so much more than America; TEN and TWENTY TIMES MORE. We need to focus on bring peace in the world…not just our own back yard.
I’m so fired up about this that I can hardly stand it. I’m so tired of hearing innocent men, women, and children are starving or dying and we’re just sitting back and allowing it. NO. Never again. My heart won’t allow it. I can’t watch things like the Kony Video on Youtube, and continuing to read stories about Syria…It HAS TO STOP.
From here on out, I will try to post a link of places to donate to that are helping people in countries that are much less fortunate than the US. Today’s is a place in Nepal where a 28 year old girls has been taking in children that had been living with their parents in prison. They don’t have a lot of money. If you can, make a $1 donation, or whatever you can…The link is at the end of this article: Pulling Children Out of Nepal’s Prisons.
A huge THANK YOU and good luck to George Clooney in all of his efforts. I will be posting more about it soon.
Lots of love,