Music video by M.I.A. performing Born Free.
I watched a ton of videos yesterday on my sick day. My favorite was MIA’s born free. It reminded me of a lesson I learned in elementary school when a mountain man came in to speak about the holocaust & genecide. He told us he had an amazing story to tell us but he would only tell us after all the red heads in class left the room. They all left and when the door was shut he said they had all been killed and he asked us why we didn’t stand up for them. He wanted to know why we didn’t fight for them to be able to stay and hear the story as well. The class was silent and in my own head I was battling why I didn’t fight for them. I remember identifying with my own selfishness of wanting to hear the story that I didn’t even ask questions of why they weren’t allowed to hear it as well. It was a very intense and powerful lesson for me that has always stuck with me.