Just watched Michael Jackson’s ‘Man In The Mirror’ video for the first time – really interesting video. The whole video is a collage of clips of inhumanity and injustice in the world, with occasional glimpses of leaders of the fight for equality and freedom – Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr etc.
The first thing that struck me, was to wonder how much had really changed since this video was shot. There are still thousands of starving kids in Africa; though the fight for equal rights, in terms of the law, has been won in America – there is still huge inequality between the races; bombs are still being exploded and guns being fired across the world – when will this change? Don’t get me wrong, i am happy at every step that has been taken in the right direction, but feel that we need more support to push our governments to do more.
Because of this, i decided that i’ve rattled on about things like this far too much without doing anything. I think it’s quite hard for the average person to pursue activities which will have an impact on a global scale, but i endevour to spend more time looking! I’ve created a petition (new window) to encourage the world’s richest governments to meet their commitments on foreign aid donations – please take 2 minutes of your day to read and sign this petition, and please tell other people about it. It will only be successful if you want it to be, by signing it and passing it on.