gumx: news: on the ongoing genocide

This note was originally posted on LinkedIn, you can find the original post here

On The Ongoing Genocide

I need to get this off my chest. And I’m writing this in English for more exposure, since we’re on LinkedIn, also it’d give me a chance to better phrase what I want to share.

I consider myself a tough guy, not the toughest, but hardened enough to receive bad news and think rationally. I’ve witnessed deaths, injuries, and even a couple of cases where people were living a true body horror stories to say the least. But right now I can’t.

I really can’t keep up with the news from Gaza. And every time I try to catch up, I find myself, how should I put it? I just can’t take it. And this is me, the “tough” guy, sitting comfortably on my couch, sipping iced tea after playing with my kids.

I can’t shake the pictures of the children off my head. I don’t think I will ever do. I get this crushing feeling of despair, helplessness and paralyzing sadness. My heart races and my hands start to shake. And I feel this heavy weight on my chest making it very hard to breath.

I can’t even begin to imagine how the people there are feeling. The torn families, the parents who lost their kids, the kids who lost their parents, the medics, the journalists.

This is where some people would say that sharing the news and pictures of children skulls cracked open like a nut is a bad thing, and this is causing stress and anxiety, and other likewise crap. But no.

You should share everything you can. I should share everything I can. Everyone must know what is happening. Maybe good actions will be taken when enough people get stressed. And we must show the world that we care. That’s the least we can do. They shove their rainbows down our throats, and we should shove something back.