Hatred In Our World
Every time you turn on the
television, listen to the radio, or read the newspaper,
the hatred that goes on in this world is evident. It
seems as if now days that’s all you hear about.
It doesn’t matter if your black or white, Catholic
or Baptist, Muslim or Jew, there is a hatred that transpires
through it all.
The September 11th bombings showed to what extent some
of that hatred can go. The anger and hostility that
the suicide bombers held toward the United States was
simply unimaginable. But why is there such hostility
towards one another? The answers are too numerous to
mention. It’s religion based, it’s geographically
based, etc. We could go on and on.
Wednesday, July 31, 2002
a bomb ripped through a cafeteria at Jerusalem's Hebrew
University killing seven and wounding four others. We
sit here and try and make sense of this tragedy but
simply cannot comprehend the mind of a person who would
do such a thing.
States President Bush was quoted as saying, "I
am just as angry as Israel is. I am furious." President
Bush mourned the deaths of five Americans in a Jerusalem
bombing as he met Thursday with King Abdullah of Jordan
on how to move the Mid-East peace process forward. But
can peace ever be truly formed. Many people worldwide
don’t think so.
King Abdullah was stated
as saying to President Bush, “You have really
given us hope that once and for all we will be able
to move forward as Arabs and Israelis to be able to
live in peace and harmony and have a tremendous future."
Bush has warned that
America will strike against terrorists who attack Americans.
Asked whether the United States planned retaliation,
White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said: "The
United States is already engaged in a war against terror,
and the war will continue."
But how long are we to
endure the constant wars that battle on as we sleep?
Will we ever wake up and realize that although we live
on separate parts of this world – we do still
live on the same planet. How long will it be until there
is no one left because each country used the hatred
inside of them to explode nuclear weapons on the other?
In my opinion it’s only a matter of time.
Some major changes need
to be done worldwide in order for a change to take effect.
I applaud the leaders of our nation and the leaders
of other nations for trying to start this change. However,
I don’t know if in my lifetime if I’ll ever
see it happen. I can only hope for the sake of my children
and future grandchildren that peace will one day be
a reality and no longer a dream.
Personal Bio of
Peace, Love, and Freedom
These are the three things
I wish the world would live by and the things I have
tried to instill into my children. Be kind to one another
even when it seems impossible to do.
I am a current returning
college student majoring in Criminal Justice/ Nursing.
I have always been very active in my community and in
worldwide volunteering. I have been an advocate for
domestic violence, child abuse, terminally ill children,
child safety, and drinking and driving. I have also
helped to research endangered species throughout the
world. I am a woman of many causes and devoted whole-heartedly
to each and every one of them. I am the daughter of
an ex-Army Sergeant/Pastor.
My father instilled in
us to be dedicated in what you do and to achieve no
less than 110%. It is these values that have made my
brother and I what we are today. With my mother along
side him they have showed us that we can be anything
we want to be. It is to them that this profile is dedicated
with all my love.