Change or Die

Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 6:38 AM By: Shawshank

We look back at history and we see how Africans were forced to be slaves.

And we say, "If we had been there, we wouldn't have let that happen."

We see how Native Americans, (men, women and children) were killed and driven off their land.

And we say, "If we had been there, we wouldn't have let that happen."

We look at how the citizens of Germany allowed Hitler to gain power and invade countries that had not attacked their own.

And we say, "If we had been there, we wouldn't have let that happen."


But today, child labor is used in China to make the clothes we wear and the electronics we use.

And we do nothing.

The US government bombs cities filled with innocent men, women and children - because it wants their resources.

And we do nothing.

The President goes to war with countries that have not attacked us, without congresses approval.

And still we do nothing.



We fail to consider that never before in history has it been possible for one group of people to have total control of the world. There was always a place to run, and a place to hide. There was a place you couldn't be seen or couldn't be heard. But that is quickly disappearing as technology make it possible for a few people to see everything that's going on in the world. If we don't change things quickly, we won't be able to change things at all. There won't always be another chance.

  1. pfloydmaster avatar

    On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 6:52 PM, pfloydmaster said:

    I'm with Jenet on this one. Most people don't even realize that it only takes one person to start "change". Love what you said, my man...alas, history is history!

  2. mikey mike mccabe avatar

    On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 5:14 PM, mikey mike mccabe said:

    very inspirational

  3. Jenet avatar

    On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 9:27 AM, Jenet said:

    I agree with you. Often people are afraid of action and responsibility. I see this situation in my country ... my people are afraid to openly speak out against the government. this is very sad. but I believe that every person has the ability to change anything in the world.

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