I took this photo of my daughter and husband on our way to the casseroles #casserolesencours. I did not suspect it will be such a hit online!
When something you post goes viral, you tend to want to read the comments people wrote when sharing it (specially on Facebook where we can track it). First it was amusing. But then when it went more and more viral, nasty comments started to take over the fun. When close friends start to defend you in huge comment threads, it gets weird… Makes you think twice on what you wish for, if you ever wish for fame.
We believe in a world where it is safe to peacefully protest and speak out when some things the government do are not right. It is important that, when people snap out of apathy by millions, and decide to occupy their lives, they can. It is important to keep fighting for our Human Rights despite the cynics, the sceptical, or the lazy. If we, in solidarity, walk together, bang on a pots, sing songs denouncing a totalitarian regime (in this case in Canada of all places!!) we should be able to do so while the police protects us, instead of beating protesters. I say this because I want to read this when I’m old and smile about the values and the freedom I live by. When I hear news about the uprising in Syria, Egypt, and maybe one day Lebanon, I am afraid and proud for those who are outside of their homes, protesting for democracy.
Its not because Canada is a rich country that it is democratic by default. We are today, so far from a democracy. A totalitarian regime is in place, destroying the land, abusing people’s rights, with regressive new laws and direction. If you want to wake up now. Wake up.