Freedom of Speech

It gives me chills to see what’s happened in Paris today. It’s hard to believe that this keeps on happening and that it starts to be more and more well-organised. terrorists are getting better at organising each day. This isn’t just an act of sudden anger, this is a well thought out act of violence towards freedom of speech. In a part of the world where you would expect that to be safe.
You know what the thing is, freedom of speech gives a bit of power to the people. It means you don’t have to agree all the time. It means that there’s room for improvement. If you have to shut your mouth, there can be no change. But what remains when there is no change? Something you don’t want. Without change we’ll be trapped endlessly in a world that shuts its eyes to everything. That’s not what you want. At all.
Next to that, don’t even hope for it to last. In the end people will always feel the need for freedom. You can only try to supress that for so long. But it’s something so typical for mankind then however hard you want it, in the end people will always fight you off again. For sure.

These acts are becoming a real threat because the world gets scared. Barely anyone still has the guts to react. But if everyone is too scared, well, then we’re ready for a complete disaster, aren’t we. There should be a big international response, action towards the violence coming from these people. One big united response. Because they are so well-organised that we should be even better organised to overpower them.

I’m not sure if we’ll ever be able to do that, because one big united voice is not easy, especially not if everyone is convinced of their own power and think they are the ones who are right. But something should be done to keep our freedom of speech, to keep our freedom, to stop this ridiculous movement. Something has to be done. Not just for us, but also for everyone in Syria and around Syria and everyone suffering from extremists. Let’s not wait until it’s too late…

Violence is violence

I just saw this video and was kind of shocked… But I know I’d probably respond the same way. We still see women as the more vulnerable sex and men as the strong sex. Does that have to influence the way we see violence though? I think not.

Hey, man, you talkin’ back to me?

Take him out.
You gotta keep’em separated.
Hey, man you disrespecting me?
Take him out
You gotta keep ’em separated
Hey, they don’t pay no mind
If you’re under 18 you won’t be doing any time
Hey, come out and play

I’m going to sound like Jesus Christ, I guess, because I’m going to tell you that violence doesn’t solve that much troubles. It’s quite pathetic if you’re only able to beat people up. Come on, live sucks for everyone, but when everyone is being nice to each other, it becomes a lot more fun. Oh god, I really sound like Jesus. But in some way he must have been right!

So come on, kids, come out an play some games together. That will be better than beating up each other. Seriously.