I honestly can’t add to this: repost @mrpatrickduffy . . . . . . “If two men in a world of more than 7 billion people can provide €300million to restore Notre Dame, within six hours, then there is enough money in the world to feed every mouth, shelter every family and educate every child. The failure to do so is a matter of will, and a matter of system.The failure to do so comes from our failure to recognise the mundane emergencies that claims lives all around us every single day. Works of art and architectural history and beauty rely on the ingenuity of people, and it is people who must be protected above all else.Brick and mortar and stained-glass might burn, but they do not bleed, and they do not starve, and they do not suffer. Humans suffer. Everywhere in the world, from Paris to Persepolis, people are suffering. But their suffering is every day. It does not light up a front page, and it does not inspire immediate donations from the world's wealthiest men." Yes it's tragic what happened with Notre Dame, but I really do struggle to sympathize when that same sentiment let alone focus isn't given to others in their struggles, especially in the global south.There's quite literally a revolution going on in #sudan . But how many of us care, how many of us know why this is happening? Why aren't we moved to do more? Why are hundreds of thousands taking to the streets, why after thirty years of dictatorship is this happening now? Why has the janjaweed started to violenty attack peaceful protestors now? Look for the answers, reach out and think critically.And yet even more so, how can we help? Why do we remain silent? Why are we conditioned to not care let alone spare a thought in such instances vs others? And I ask this of my self before anyone else- how do we decolonize our minds and thought processes in order to remove the Eurocentric lenses in which we are subjugated to view the world?” (Quote in above image via @aamersnow)

 I honestly can’t add to this: repost @mrpatrickduffy . . . . . . “If two men in a world of more than 7 billion people can provide €300million to restore Notre Dame, within six hours, then there is enough money in the world to feed every mouth, shelter every family and educate every child. The failure to do so is a matter of will, and a matter of system.The failure to do so comes from our failure to recognise the mundane emergencies that claims lives all around us every single day. Works of art and architectural history and beauty rely on the ingenuity of people, and it is people who must be protected above all else.Brick and mortar and stained-glass might burn, but they do not bleed, and they do not starve, and they do not suffer. Humans suffer. Everywhere in the world, from Paris to Persepolis, people are suffering. But their suffering is every day. It does not light up a front page, and it does not inspire immediate donations from the world's wealthiest men." Yes it's tragic what happened with Notre Dame, but I really do struggle to sympathize when that same sentiment let alone focus isn't given to others in their struggles, especially in the global south.There's quite literally a revolution going on in #sudan . But how many of us care, how many of us know why this is happening? Why aren't we moved to do more? Why are hundreds of thousands taking to the streets, why after thirty years of dictatorship is this happening now? Why has the janjaweed started to violenty attack peaceful protestors now? Look for the answers, reach out and think critically.And yet even more so, how can we help? Why do we remain silent? Why are we conditioned to not care let alone spare a thought in such instances vs others? And I ask this of my self before anyone else- how do we decolonize our minds and thought processes in order to remove the Eurocentric lenses in which we are subjugated to view the world?” (Quote in above image via @aamersnow)

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