So I wrote this last night as the world watched the horrific scenes from around Afghanistan. I didn’t post it because I know a lot of people following me are going to be upset about me attacking their countries. So before you read ahead, you should know that this isn’t about the people of any country – this is about the policies made by those in power, the governments elected in those countries. I truly believe that all people deep down are just trying their best to do what is right but sometimes we get so involved in our own lives that we don’t speak up about things that don’t directly impact us. We don’t raise questions on those we elect to power and we sit quietly as they commit horrendous mistakes or we find ways to justify it. I write this calmly today morning – after having spent a night filled with nightmares – filled with the images and stories from Afghanistan. I totally understand if you do not agree with my views – we are all allowed to have our own views and I’d love to hear your views in the comments.
I’ve left work and spent the past hour watching visuals and reading stories from Afghanistan. I am numb and heart broken. I can’t even begin to understand what Afghani people are feeling right now – desperate enough to hold on to the US planes leaving Kabul? Choosing to plummet to death instead of living in a Taliban controlled country. I am shook. I am angry.
I am seething with anger which is primarily targeted at the great nation USA. Why the fuck do they have a right to meddle in other countries and leave them broken? You create Taliban for your own motives. You attack Afghanistan under the guise of looking for Osama (who was in Pakistan – one of your closest allies then). You kill thousands of innocent Afghan civilians. Do you destroy Taliban? No. Even though you spend billions of your own tax payers hard earned dollars. And then one day you’re like fuck it, I’m bored, I’m leaving. It is high time someone raises questions to these great countries that get away with doing whatever the fuck they want. Why is America let off the hook for all the innocent lives they’ve taken? It is the ONLY country in the world to have used nuclear weapons till date. We need accountability to be placed on these “so called” superpowers.
And where the hell is UN? Oh, I forgot “the US of A” controls whatever it is that the UN is supposed to do. Taliban is a TERRORIST organization – isn’t that what US of A said when they attacked Afghanistan? So why is the UN quiet right now?
And if any Americans say that it isn’t Biden but Trump who started this roll back – uhmm, Biden could have delayed the roll back. 20 years gone how much worse could it have been to delay it by a few months or worked out a solution for this problem in the UNSC? Especially in the last 2 weeks when the world could see the horrors unrolling.
And ofcourse the other very great so called super powers – who are sitting mum on the sidelines but will start crying the second refugees start pouring into their country. (Thank you Canada for atleast trying *googles Canada PR*)
And of course my own very very amazing country whose government hasn’t raised a single eyebrow while its neighbours cohort to create this chaos. *slow claps*
What can be even said about my country’s two neighbours – shitty shitty governments. I truly believe their government’s motto is – if we can’t do good for our own we will ensure we do bad for others.
It all boils down to the fact that a third world country’s person’s life holds absolutely no worth. Even lesser value is placed on a woman’s life.
Women across Afghanistan are paying the price for the incompetence of the governments across the world. They are being forced to marry Taliban fighters at as young an age as 12. They are being pulled out of school and not allowed to work. They are being forced to adhere to the Taliban’s dress code. Their voices are and will be quashed and all the progress that was made in the last 20 years has been erased in 20 days.
What can you do now? Tag your government representatives in posts about Afghanistan. Force it in their faces – make them aware of how their incompetence has led to this. Donate to organizations who are helping all those displaced by this war. And most importantly speak up. Its all our collective silence that has led to this and impacted millions of lives.
Please note that NONE of this anger is towards the people of any nationality but against the governments we have elected and keep electing. You NEED to care even if this doesn’t impact your life directly. You have to care because only we can make sure this never happens again.
If you are still offended – I really really don’t mind losing followers – unfollow away.