“The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.”
When Mahatma Gandhi spoke these words, I doubt he envisioned there would ever have evolved a society as the one that has evolved in the 21st century.
No doubt, the ‘vulnerable’ he spoke of was representative of a broad section of the population. But we can safely assume it included children.
The very definition of the word, as per the Merriam-Webster dictionary is:
1: capable of being physically or emotionally wounded
2: open to attack or damage
Certainly, nowadays in particular in Western nations around the world, this is applicable to so many – the faithful, the truth seeker, the dissident, the unmasked, and the rebellious, to name but a few. In fact, it may even be argued that as we stand on Planet Earth, right now, humanity itself is a vulnerability. The cruel and divisive anti-human, anti-people, anti-love agenda rolls on faster than ever and each man, woman and child alive has a bulls-eye target on their forehead – whether they are aware of it or not.
But no group of people are threatened more by this agenda today as much as children are.
And it doesn’t help that when they are bombarded with bullets, bombs and bioweapons, the adults among them make excuses for it.
Take the recent spate of rockets that have indiscriminately been launched upon the Gaza strip over the past ten days, at the hands of a savage imperialistic regime. Said rockets have maimed and brutalised the innocent. Children’s bodies have been dismembered and their blood has been spilt. No one could have described what they must be feeling better than 10-year-old Palestinian girl, Nadine Abdel-Taif, whose neighbour’s home was destroyed by Israeli airstrikes and resulted in the deaths of 8 children and 2 women. She said, in reference to the destruction and loss of life around her;
“What do you expect me to do? Fix it? I’m only ten. I can’t even deal with this anymore….I’m just a kid. I don’t even know what to do. I get scared…I’d do anything for my people but I don’t know what to do. I’m just ten. All of this when I see it, I literally cry every day. I say to myself, why do we deserve this?… You see all of the kids around me? They’re just kids. Why would you send a missile to them and kill them? It’s not fair. It’s not fair.
Nadine is the very definition of the word vulnerable.
So were the 65 children who have been murdered thus far by the Benjamin Netanyahu-led Zionist terror.
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