Do we really need a Memorial day to stop repeating the past?
Living of memories is not living - it is in fact a brainwashing, to keep us enslaved to the "way things have been" and justifying the atrocities that exist just in front of us. The perspectives we have over the past are definetely shaping the future - living in memories is a step to repeat mistakes in a time-loop. Let's now fix what can be fixed before is too late.
Holocaust victims = 11 - 17 million (in six years)
Victims of poverty related diseases = 14 million every year
Poverty is a daily holocaust but it does not make the news anymore.
Do we need to feel pain to realise that we are alive?
Do we need to feel pain to see that suffering is real?
I also used to be on the surface of History but now I see that the issues humanity faces are deeper than what I could ever conceive. We know as little of History as we do about ourselves - where do our thoughts come from? How do memories feed the mind? How is our action manipulated by images?...
My respect upon humanity is in guaranteeing that not even one more child suffers, or lives surounded by war, or in poverty, or feeling sick without care, or in stress, violence, shame, cold. No matter where a child is born, my job as a human being will be to make sure that every child born into this world will have the best of everything that is required for a good living. Here is the potential world we have in front of us. But it is easier to organise one-day event than to really put work and resources into fixing this economic system.