Thursday, February 03, 2011

Witness...


I’ve been a news junkie for most of my life. 

I’ve watched and read…listened and discussed…and I’ve long appreciated the work that journalists do.

As I monitor coverage of the protests in Egypt, I am in awe.

Citizen journalists are getting their story out despite technological shut downs and unchecked violence…professional journalists are on the ground reporting, despite the fact that pro-government thugs are targeting them with violence too.

When I say that the whole world is watching I say so knowing that people are risking their lives to give us news and images documenting events on the ground.

I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge that.

Words cannot express how much I appreciate that.

The whole world is watching thanks to the brave souls in the square…

8 comments:

Whitey Lawful said...

amen

Anonymous said...

The folks in Egypt are fighting against the things we should be out in the streets fighting against. High unemployment we've got it, police brutality, got it, lack of free elections and free speech, and corruption, food price inflation,and low minimum wages got it, got it, got it all.

We should be working as hard as they are to get our affairs in order.

Maven said...

A friend of mine who is here in the US and whose husband is in Egypt was telling her about how he's standing at his front door with a meat cleaver. Then, suddenly, the internet and cell phones were shut down. I can't even imagine what it must be like THERE.

Kieron said...

Agree 100% with Anonymous. What will it take for us in America to say "No more!"?

Adam said...

Kieron - I'd say, when we can't get credit as easily anymore. Which, given the state of the financial industry, is already starting...

DaisyDeadhead said...

Yes, amen and amen to what Anon has said.

We are asleep at the switch. Since we've been indoctrinated with all the "greatest country in the world" patter, it's impossible for many to believe otherwise. Evidence be damned.

libhom said...

The level of courage is amazing.

littlem said...

Yes.

(And thank *you* for being a voice in our wilderness ovah heah.)

(Word verification: "weluvin")