Monday, June 9, 2008

Girl Who Silenced the UN for 5 Minutes

It needs no commentary from me. Your feedback is always welcome, though.


dada said...

B.E. I don't know how you found this, but it's the most powerful video I've ever seen on YouTube. Thank you so much for posting it!

I know, if I had been so wise as this young girl and given the opportunity to deliver such powerful words to such powerful men, I would have considered my life worthwhile. I would undoubtedly look back and hold that as my proudest moment.

Yet I haven't that wisdom, nor opportunity, but I'm hoping this is but the beginning of the obstacles this young person will hurdle, the start of greater and greater heights to which she will ascend in her effort to restore some sanity to mankind before his efforts become too little, too frantically desperate, and too late.

Thanks again. This one is gold!

DivaJood said...

Children can speak the truth without guile, without a hidden agenda. It is a terrifc video, and I am also glad you posted it.

D.K. Raed said...

Powerful and very moving. I truly hope she has some impact. As she said, even if we don't know how to fix something, we can stop making it worse. Thank you so much for putting this up. It really does remind us, even those of us without children, that we are not just ruining the present, but the future, for EVERYONE and EVERYTHING.

enigma4ever said...

So powerful moving...and Children ...the wisdom the courage...thank you for posting...

Border Explorer said...

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” --Iroquois Confederacy maxim

What a sorrow it is that we are selling out our children's possibility of a future equal to our past!

DK: I, too, am childless. Sometimes I find that facilitates moving my vision beyond "my own" to future generations.

Divajood: Welcome. Your visit is an honor.

Enigma: Thanks for your comment.

Dada: Once again we are "twin sons of different mothers" (remember the album from 1978?) in our response to this video. A friend posted it on his Facebook profile. When I wrote to inform him of my reposting, I said: [If I were that girl, I would have been ready to die the minute I finished that speech. My lifework would be done.] Of course, you can say it so much more eloquently--as usual :-)!

But the reality is that Severn did not rest on her laurels. This speech was actually presented to the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. Here's what she has gone on to accomplish:
Long may she live!

eProf2 said...

In addition to the words and passion of this then 12 year old, I was glad you were able to update us on what she's doing now. That was an incredible speech, and, yet, I don't remember seeing it or hearing about it at the time from the MSM. How many other children are speaking out for us adults to do something? Thanks for showing this to us and I know I won't forget what she had to say to us. That was quite thought provoking!