Sunday, June 21, 2009

Am I making a difference?

I have been meaning to write a follow up to my post “The Dark Side of Dubai: Part 1” for a long time now. I just haven’t been able to manage enough time and gather enough words to be able to write a post though. Tonight as I am unable to sleep, I am unusually aware of how not enough is being done in the world to right the wrongs committed by Mohammed. Don’t get me wrong, I am not downplaying what the counter-jihad writers have done in the blogosphere however still I believe not enough is being done.

As I was reading through Pedestrian Infidel and IBLOGA just before I started writing this post, I was even more aware that our voices are not being heard as much as they should be. There is great progress that we have made over the years, we have a dedicated audience that reads our articles and follows every bit of what’s said and there are people from among that audience who have decided to join our effort but what makes me sad is that when I browse through a newspaper or listen to news, I hear the same crap (like “Islam is a religion of peace and has been hijacked by extremists”) that I used to hear 5 years ago.

I know I am asking for too much when I hope that mainstream media is going to maybe once get it straight but I have always, for some reason, held on to this hope that one day we won’t just be shouting from one dark corner of this world but our voices will be heard all over the world—the hope that one day our words will give encouragement to Charles Martels of today and tomorrow. I just hope we see that day soon—I want to get to the light at the end of the tunnel.

I can’t get over the fact and the feeling that I could have done so much more in the years gone by. I know I am not even doing enough now. I have wasted so many opportunities, I have wanted to run away from all this so much that I lost touch with the reality that there are people that are in conditions worse than mine. I lost touch with the fact that there was a time I was fighting for people that didn’t have a voice, people that gave up their lives and their silent whispers moved me from within, they gave me courage to keep on fighting and writing. I have been worried about my freedom so much that I forgot that I might be one of those few voices that could actually bring about freedom for so many more.

The people that we fight against through our blogs and our articles have not lost their passion for what they want to achieve in over 1400 years, I just pray and hope that we can retain our passion…not just retain but increase it manifolds until our job is done. I have no doubt that the task we have at hand is a hard one but I also believe with all my heart that it is not an impossible task.

I will try to write Part 2 to the Dubai post as soon as possible, for now I just want to end with some of the most profound words I have ever read:

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” Edmund Burke.

God bless all of you who do at least something against evil!


Always On Watch said...

I tried the mainstream media on a small scale.

I couldn't get enough funding to continue: $250 for an hour long radio show once a week in Phoenix.

I want you to know that occasionally I get an email saying that somebody has just "discovered" me. Most often, I get those emails through something I've posted at IBA, which gets about 2000 readers a day.

I'm now trying Twitter. But I don't know if that step will really make any difference. I'll tweet this post, but my tweet may get lost with all the Iran tweets coming in right now.

Pastorius said...

It's not a bad idea to stop and reassess every once in awhile.

However, we can not beat ourselves up either.

When all is said and done, we are only human beings with so much money and so much time. Some people are gifted so that they speak or write, and millions of people want to hear what they have to say. Others are gifted so that only maybe 50-100 people care to hear what they have to say.

But, one good thing to know is, if you add all the various writers up, you know this message is getting out to millions.

By the way, my word verification is funny:


That's French for , well, the French attitude, isn't it?