What hurts the most is being well aware that all our protests, tweets, photos & articles shared, tears won’t change a god damn thing.. Why do we even bother then, if we know only too well that nothing will change ? Maybe because we stayed silent too long and the situation is no longer tolerable. Maybe because we don’t wanna have to explain to our (future) kids that we’ve witnessed the Palestinians’ genocide without trying to do something to stop it. Maybe because we feel helpless so we turn to social networks to numb our consciences; because in a way, we are guilty too. Guilty of having too often closed our eyes on Palestinians’ daily sufferings. Our, the world’s disregard has done much to encourage the current situation. So maybe the purpose of posting all those “Free Palestine”, me wearing this Free Palestine shirt isn’t helping Palestine’s cause, but help ourselves assuage our guilt and ease our consciences.
Man is by nature selfish and as we all know, indifference and ignorance are a soft and easy pillow to rest on. I’ll soon get back to my delusive routine and forget all about Gaza. The “Goaaals” will replace the “Free Palestine” in my tweets, I’ll be drinking beers & complain about my iPhone’s battery while Palestinians are dying of thirst and have no electricity. I’ll be complaining about Paris’ weather & how outrageous it is to have to endure high temperatures in summer while Palestinians endure HELL all seasons and yet still manage to teach the rest of the world LIFE.
Sit silently by is, in essence to be morally complicit in the act itself. So am I really a good person ? Am I really better than Israel’s government ? I don’t know, and that is what’s killing me. So maybe that’s why I’m wearing this shirt, unable to save Palestinians I’m maybe just trying to save myself. #FreePalestine #IsupportGaza