Saturday, January 2, 2010

Onde...Evil

Så jeg sidder her på den anden dag af 2010, er jeg trist. Det gør mig utrolig trist at tænke på onde i verden som jeg har set i de sidste ti dage.

As I sit here on the second day of 2010, I am sad. It makes me incredibly sad to think about the evil in the world I have seen in the last ten days.

På den 21. december brød nogen ind til Jess og Kayla's lejlighed (imens Kayla var på arbejde og Jess var i Colorado med mig). De stjal mange ting inklusiv deres bærebare. På nytårsaften, blev en 20 årlig pige i Herning voldtaget og myrdet, efter hun forlod en nytårsfest. Og i morges stå vi op og lærte om en Somalian mand i Århus (som har forbindelse til Al-Shabaabs i Somalia) brød ind til huset af manden som tegnede Muhammad tegning i 2005 og prøvede at myrde ham med en øske.

On December 21 someone broke into Jess and Kayla's apartment (while Kayla was at work and Jess was in Colorado with me). They stole many things from them including both of the girls' laptops. On New Year's Eve a 20 year old girl in Herning was raped and murdered after she left a New Year's eve part. And then this morning we woke up to find out that last night a Somalian man in Århus (with strong connections to Al-Shabaabs in Somalia) broke into the home of the man who drew the Mohammad cartoon in 2005 and tried to murder him with an axe.

Hvorfor gør mennesker noget ligesom disse? De gør andre mennesker fortræd fordi af grådighed, vredhed, religion, og da de er påvirkede af alkohol eller stoffer. Jeg kan ikke forstå.....2010 skulle være et år af håb og godhed.... Så jeg håber at de sidste 10 dage er en indikation af fortiden i stedet for fremtiden... Jeg vil 2010 at være fyld med tolerance, anerkendelse og forståelse og en fejrelse af vores forskelligheden. Det er den eneste måde at verden kan vende sig..... Og det begynder med mig og dig.

Why do people do things like this? They hurt other people because of greed, anger, in the name of religion, or when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I just cannot understand it..... 2010 should be a year of hope and goodness..... So I hope that the last 10 days are an indication of the past and not the future......I want 2010 to be filled with tolerance, acceptance, and understanding and a celebration of our differences. This is the only way that the world can turn itself around.....And it begins with you and me.

4 comments:

GutsyWriter said...

I agree that there is too much violence around and I'm sorry for the theft of Jess and Kayla's apartment.
I chose to not focus on the bad stuff, which is what the media thrives on showing us. There are some wonderful stories of good things that happen too, but rarely does the media tell us about those.
Keep smiling and the more who do, the better the world.

LadyFi said...

Every year, every day should be one of hope and kindness.

The only way, as you say, is to start with you and me.

Jennie said...

I know I'm usually the cynic. And these events are saddening, indeed. But it is heartening to remember, that life on this planet is better now than it was even 100 yrs. ago. There is less random violence, at least in our parts of the world, and all the time, we are trying to make it better. Thank goodness. Just imagine, free health care, maternity leave, pension plans, they're all new things we've devised in the last century, to make life easier.

Yeah, it all starts with us. Latest triumph is Russia, revoking their death penalty! Small steps.

Jacki said...

I am so glad that Jess and her roommate were not in the apartment when it was broken into!