Hundreds have died in the name of democracy, in the name of freedom, today alone.
Hundreds will die tomorrow. The next day. The day after that.
In Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Iran… in every Middle Eastern country that is uprising. That will uprise.
China. South Korea. In every country dictated by an authoritarian government.
The people are speaking and they are speaking LOUD.
Everyday for the past two months, civilians have been made casualties of this revolution. People, like you and me, young and old.
Fathers. Mothers. Sisters. Brothers. Friends. Family.
These people are dying in the name of a cause. They’re fighting, struggling for something most of us take for granted: liberty.
These people are being MURDERED for peacefully protesting against the corruption of government, against unemployment, against starvation and poverty.
These people are being MURDERED for wanting to be free. For wanting a voice.
For the freedom to think. To express. To dream. To speak.
These people are being MURDERED for peacefully protesting against governments that have, for too long, used the threat and the acts of violence to shut them up. To keep them down.
How many people do you know get arrested, get beaten, get tortured or get murdered for having an opinion? For blogging about it? For talking about it? For acting on it?
Well… now you know of the mere thousands who just died for it. And everyday you will know of hundreds more.
Are you paying attention? Because this is reality. Wake up.