Some may say, our world is impossible to change. And I agree. I can’t change the world and neither can you. However, we can change the way we and people around us think. When I walk around the streets, no matter which city in the world it is, I see human beings who were raised in a certain environment, under certain rules, under a certain religion and stick to what they have been told. However, one thing is what us, the people, don’t realize, is that we are divided.
In fact, life is a very simple thing. It is us, the people, who choose to make it harder on ourselves. A famous psychologist once said about love, “It should be that way, you like him, and he likes you, that is all”. And why am I bringing this example? Because this is the approach that has to exist regarding anything in life. A simple one.
We are taught to be divided, when in fact we are all the same. If only more people will stop and think further than what the mass media tells them.
The story of an American journalist, known as Gary Webb fascinated me and opened my eyes even more to the fact of how controlled the human mind is. Gary Webb was the author of one of the most explosive and controversial exposes in American journalism and was the first investigative story to “go viral”. In 1996, journalist Gary Webb began looking into links between Nicaragua’s drug-running Contra rebels and the CIA. What he found out eventually killed him. It was said it was a suicide, with two bullets in his head. It is a long and very interesting story, which an article won’t be enough to tell about. The main point here is, that Gary Webb revealed the truth about the fact that the intense drug traffic in the 80’s in America had its sources in the CIA and the American government. Gary Webb revealed this and published. It was denied by the American authorities and the mass media and claimed to be a conspiracy, but the pieces of evidence speak for themselves.
Gary Webb’s story is a great example of control. Control that existed for many years. This same control created decades of discrimination. I will go back to one of Martin Luther King’s speeches, where he describes one of the humanity’s biggest aims, which is still a dream. And I hope it will come true.
“Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man or but to win his friendship and understanding. We must come to see that the end that we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. That will be a day not of the white man, not of the black man. That will be the day of man as man. I know you are asking today, “How long will it take?” I come to say to you this afternoon however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long because truth pressed to earth will rise again. How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever. How long? Not long, because you still reap what you sow. How long? Not long. Because the arm of the moral universe is long but it bends towards moral justice”. Martin Luther King Junior, “I have a dream”.