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THE WORLD OWES THESE GIRLS AN EFFORT TO SAVE THEM!

Posted in fremantle by freoview on May 6, 2014

I don’t understand the world. There is an international effort that costs a huge amount of money to find a crashed plane with dead people, but none to find 200+ Nigerian teenage girls kidnapped by religious morons. These girls might be raped, sold off as slaves or ‘wives’ and the international powerful world sits on its arse, probably because they are only poor and black and from a third world country, and nothing really special?

It disgusts me!!

Roel

OLYMPIC DREAM IN NEED OF WAKE UP CALL

Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on August 7, 2012

The London Olympics worry me. They worry me because I see young people acting like losers when they have become second or third best in the world in their specialty.

It worries me that every news report on every TV station I watch in Fremantle starts with the Olympics. It worries me that the world is spending billions of dollars on a two week sporting event when there still is so much poverty in the world.

At the same time someone swims the 400 metres faster than anyone else thousands of young children die of starvation in the Horn of Africa and other third world countries, and thousands of people are homeless in Australia.

Don’t get me wrong. I like competitive sport. I like watching it, and although I never excelled I played soccer, volleyball, tennis, squash and badminton.

But the priorities are all wrong. Shouldn’t it suffice to represent your country and be very proud of it. Of course one would like to win, but there is far more to being part of a world event than winning.

I find it unbelievable though that an event like the Olympics becomes the main focus of the world and that we can’t see sport for what it is. If we spend as much energy and money on trying to get rid of poverty and hunger in the world as we do on the Olympic Games, we would probably succeed and save millions of lives.

I wish that all those ‘losers’ wake up to reality and return from London to their home countries with their heads up high knowing they took part in a great event. I also hope they will use their status and fame to fight the wrongs in the world, instead of doing photo spreads in glossy magazines and advertising campaigns for large corporations.

Let’s make the next Olympics the fight against poverty, so we can all be winners!

Roel Loopers

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