I Need You
What I want to do
I seriously believe I am the only person who can initiate a change. Because I know so many things most people are ignorant about due to 1) my out of the ordinary background and experiences, 2) reading, writing and putting so much thought on the matter. Most people, even the discriminated ones are not aware of so many things. http://www.gulin.world/.../a-constructive-comment-for-a... Two other points are 1) at this stage in my life, I have satisfied all my personal desires, I enjoy my life but can devote my time to this cause. And I don't know of any other thing as worthwhile... 2) I have the drive for it.
now am much better off than most of you here passport-wise. In addition to a “Western” passport, I hold a Muslim one which gets me a privilege most of you can't have. I visited Mekke, touched the Kabe, I have a middle name Zeynep, which I use when travelling in Muslim countries which makes me a sister to them. But I can't simply say “Oh, I got myself covered, who cares about others!”
I said I see myself as the only person who can initiate that change, BUT I cannot do anything on my own. I need YOU. I need others. I need people to back me up. Otherwise, who am I? A nobody. The media ignores me and goes after, ok, let me not list names here. If friends and travelers dismiss this issue with such excuses, where can I get on my own? Nowhere.
What am I going to do? Burn my passports in the fireplace at home after I visit every country and we celebrate with Carlo opening up a bottle of wine?
Sure, that is an option.
One of the other reasons that I feel compelled to this is I don't want to be an accomplice to this awful discrimination/racism/apartheid that leads to so much pain in the world, I don't want to give my silent consent. If speaking up is all I can do and no one else backs me up, be it. I just want to know and be able to say I did my best. Results are not in my power.
In a way, I'm not even sure I want the publicity. As we all know, we live in a fanatic world where parliament members are stabbed to death in daylight. I don't want to be a hero, let alone a dead one!
I've got people wishing me to be raped with awful photos attached. Believe me, it's not nice at all. And this is when I am a nobody. I don't know where it may go if I become even a small somebody. So... I do what I do and we'll see how life unfolds.
We see an unfairness in something.
How do we make it exist if not through what I am trying to do? Or do we just let it stay? Unfairness, who cares? and shrug our shoulders?
I will be going to every country in the world only to burn my passports even if not a single soul in this world cares about it. Yet, I'm sure there are people out there who care. I consider them as family. I'm curious as to how big a family I have. I would also like to meet my family members.
What you can do
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