Monday, June 9, 2008

Thoughts on world news

So now that summer is here, there's more time to watch some news. Finally and get to know what's happening in the world. So here's a few of what I have heard and I'm going to blog about them because I have something to say about them.

- The Iraqi Government, after dealing with the safety of the country is now more concerned about making life better for the Iraqis. So they have been doing that. I just want to applaude them for the work they do first before I start criticizing. Anyways when it comes to education I have to say something, what they have been doing is building new schools and repairing new ones. Now there are a lot of rural villages in Iraq, so what they are doing is having the people of that certain village come together to build the new school, from the people's money and the people's efforts. So now that the people have built the school, and started having students, the government will evaluate the situation. See how many students have been coming to these schools, and if the number is big then the government will build schools in that area. Now I don't know about you, but first off the people of villages aren't the wealthiest of people. These rural places suffer greatly, even more than the cities because most of the care and money are being spent on the big places, and these are the ones left behind. Plus even if there weren't many students attending there should be schools everywhere!!

- Now more on a gossip news, but concerns world issues. The actress Sharon Stone, said after the earthquake in China that it's karma. Of course, refering to how the Chinese authorities handled the situation of Tibet. Now, I understand everyone is entitled to an opinion, but saying that is very unjust because many people have suffered because of the earthquake and not just the authorities. We have to be sympathetic. Needless to say that her statment have caused a lot of anger from the Chinese people. I think she apologized or something. This is what she said: "Well, you know, it was very interesting, because at first I am not happy about the way Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don't think anybody should be unkind to anybody else... Then I've been concerned about how should we deal with the Olympics because they're not being nice to the Dalai Lama, who's a good friend of mine. And then all this earthquake, and all this stuff happened, I thought, is that karma? When you are not nice, the bad things happen to you. And then I got a letter from the Tibetan foundation that they wanted to go and be helpful, and that made me cry... That was a big lesson to me."

- The Turkish authorities have officially banned Hijab in universities. Turkey is a secular country by the way. However, I don't think it is very much relevent that they ban Hijab. Isn't wearing Hijab a personal choice that women make? Why take such a fundamental right? Like having the right to choose what to wear. I really think, these issues shouldn't be decided by the government but by more by the people and what they want.

So that was my post about world-news issues, I am happy to have had such a post after a really long time of total world-news-ignorance.


Anonymous said...

sometimes ignorance is a bliss!

Ashok said...

Rising oil prices, terrorist attacks, earthquakes and more, thats world news lately :) But I found the part about the Iraqi government's efforts quite interesting. Lets see how the plan turns out :)

Hope exams are going well, all the best guys :D