Why Mock the #BringBackOurGirls Campaign?
#BringBackOurGirls, Day 170
I have absolutely zero news to report on the girls this week. The news is filled with ebola and bombings.. and everything else. But not the girls.
We had that slight bit of hope last week, but it has dropped out of the news again.
So, this week, I will just rant about something I have touched on in the past. That is the disdain that certain people have about this ongoing campaign.
Why mock the #BringBackOurGirls campaign?
I really do not understand why anyone has to be upset because a group of people wants to help bring a child home to their family. If I was hanging up posters in my neighborhood because I had lost my dog, or my family member, would you mock me?
Would you tell me that the chances are that my dog was eaten by coyotes or that my child was dead and no one cared? Would you tell me that instead of hanging up posters I should go help someone else?
No. You would not.
Because it doesn’t cost you anything. It doesn’t take anything away from you, and if you are not interested in it, all you have to do is look away. You don’t have to see or hear it at all.
It does not lessen my appreciation of our troops at war.
It does not lessen my appreciation of disease, war, famine, pestilence, horror, crimes, drugs, assaults or any other thing that you care about. It doesn’t mean I don’t care about those things.
I have other issues I am passionate about. But at this moment, this is the one I chose to spend time on. Why does anyone care what I do with my time?
Do not get me wrong. I am not the parent of one of those girls, but I have it in my heart to feel empathy for them. I would be lost in their shoes. I would not know what to do. I would be trying every avenue I could to bring home my family member. I would also probably feel happy to know that some lady across the ocean thinks about my plight and tries to do a little thing to try to help. A letter. A twitter post. Anything.
I think I would be wanting the whole world to know about this, and I do.
So if you are out there, mocking someone trying to help another person, shame on you. As I always say- it may not be a lot, but it is more than nothing.
So do SOMETHING this week. Write a letter, share a tweet or news story. Tell someone that you care about this. I care. Every week. Until they are home.