Peace of mind is a right for all and is not something to be taken lightly when it is being tampered with. It isn’t always I take to social media to share my opinion on social issues, mainly because I do not see how that is effective in formulating a solution, yes awareness is good and it is always good to at the very least know and show that as a nation we are indeed united when we need to be.
I only changed the cover photo not because it will change anything or have a profound effect n the situation but because I believe peace of mind is everyone right and I want to raise awareness for anyone who doesn’t know that or doesn’t feel that way, know that tampering with ones peace of mind is not something you should do without carefully considering “How would I feel if this was happening against me?”
But as the post The Game of Robes – Can we help stop bigotry beyond changing our profile pictures? By viewsbyw.com explains:
“We think the MAJORITY stands against racism. The majority in YOUR world agrees with you. And remember there are only approximately 2.5 million Facebook users in an over 22 million population.”
So let’s face it, the majority as we know it is not the sole population of Colombo, In-fact the actual majority would be far from accepting your opinion of a “free country” and “unity in diversity”. Actually our little Facebook profile picture changing and are walks are basically the minority speaking up for the minority with a few open minded city folk from the majority and journalist.
To quote the above article:
“Lots of these folks are people who work and reside outstation. They have limited access to free media, and their Facebook feeds are filled with opinions from uneducated goons of their own culture. Let’s face it; people who are exposed to Colombo have a very different culture.”
And to add to that statement, they really do believe this that the nation belongs to the majority and its original state needs to be preserve all it takes is a few established and influential people to tell them that they need to act to protect their ways. Just like the people who influence us tell us that this is a free country and we need to be united to protect it.
It pains me to see the support the organizations and “venerable” people activity promoting hate out in the open and we think simply changing the profile picture will do to stop that. Yes social media can be a powerful tool to fight against this threat to our solidarity as a nation. If you notice I am not talking about the actual issues of bigotry and racism, because well I am someone from the minority and frankly I have nothing to say that will make a difference. So I would like to take this post to urge the open minded and influential members of the majority to please speak up!
Look I don’t know how to combat this situation, so I won’t pretend to have a plan going around dissing people who think they are making a difference, at least they try and hope their action will have an effect.
But here is my challenge to all of you, you are all smart people. You all use social media avidly. Use your brilliantly creative mind to reach out to the people who need to be reached out to and let me know too. I like the rest of you want to be a part of the solution but a proper solution not just get on the bandwagon for the sake of it. So come on people use your brilliant minds to come up with solution other than the all too useless profile picture and hashtags.