Monday, February 25, 2013

Syria - Why do I care?

Because of my deep passion for the Syrian situation I have been repeatedly asked if I have a Syrian background, have loved ones in Syria or if I once lived there. The answer to each of those questions is no. 

I love people and abhor injustice. What is happening in Syria (and other countries) is beyond unjust. We live in a time when we should have matured beyond our current limited global political development. We should not stand for a leader of a country imprisoning, torturing, sniping, bombing and targeting civilians with SCUD missiles. Spiritual and moral bankruptcy is all that comes to mind.

Quantum physics shows that we are all one. What separates us are our beliefs, egos and fears. Nothing physical. What patch of the earth we are born on doesn’t change our human status.

We are humans first above all else. There’s so much more that binds us than separates us. We are global citizens of planet earth. When one human suffers we all suffer. How one can especially view children being sniped, tortured, bombed, and in agony and not be moved is beyond my comprehension.

Syrians are some of the most loving people I have ever met. They are my sisters and brothers. What happens to them happens to me. That is the foundation of my passion.

Gina Panzieri

In collaboration with:

Syrian American Medical Society

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