Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Exploration #9: Resping to a Nobel Speach
The Noble Speech titled, “The United Nations in the 21 St Century (2001),” by Kofi Anna, was a words of motivation. I believe the overall intention of the speech was to make the world a better place to live in regardless of color, race, religion, and so on. The united nation was created to stop the violence that’s going on around world. The world is not a safe haven for all of us, there are people suffering in Africa and all around the world, lack of freedom, and the violence is at the top of the ladder. There were several key passages in the speech, but the one that stood the most to me was, how Kofi Annan used the Quran, Bible, Torah, and Buddhist tradition. he mentioned, “The Quran, for example, tell us that, we created you from a single pair of male and female and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other.” Today people are killing each because of tribes, and how every tribe wants to be on top and have the higher power. Tribes are there, so that we might recognize each other and know where we came from, but it is not there, so that we kill each other; commit great crime onto the innocent civilians. He continued, “Each of us has the right to take pride in our particular faith or heritage. But the notion that what is ours is necessarily in conflict with what is theirs is both false and dangerous.” This affects our world, because if everyone continues being hardhead then innocent people will continue losing their lives and the past will never be solved. Since the speech, things have just been getting worse although the UN is trying to be great peacekeepers; still there are no solutions to stop the crimes that’s happening all over the world. We have the war in Iraq, suicide bombers, war on terrorism, tribal conflicts, racism, and so on. In order to get things done, I believe that our world must work together, each nation should take responsible for their action, and we must educate our children and create a loving and caring community all over the world in order to prevent hatred.