The second part of part 9 of the tomorrow people starts this way:
One year ago schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen - her "crime", to have spoken up for the right of girls to be educated. The world reacted in horror, but after weeks in intensive care Malala survived
She is known for her activism for rights to education and for women, especially in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11–12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. The following summer, a New York Times documentary was filmed about her life as the Pakistani military intervened in the region, culminating in the Second Battle of Swat. Yousafzai rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and she was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by South African activist Desmond Tutu.
On the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, Malala boarded her schoolbus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. The gunman had no doubt whom he was looking for. He asked for Malala by name, then pointed a Colt 45 and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of Malala's forehead, traveled under her skin the length of her face and then into her shoulder
And as the late great Paul Harvey would say "that’s the rest of the story"
Gentle reader, even as I write this, three are found dead in Maryland. Shot by what we can only imagine to be the personification of the very face of evil. One would think that dissent allows each person to voice their opinion. But in this 21st century it is not allowed not in the East and not in the West any longer. Here in the United States, those in power are slowly restricting the rights of half of its citizenry the distaff side (ever heard of the ‘war on women’?) What about the minimum wage (mostly women, single mothers 64% live in poverty) how about that? (here in America)
So when a young Pakistani girl stands up for the right ob educated halfway around the world. She is standing up for all women worldwide! If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones. Poverty is the worst form of violence. Once poverty is gone, we'll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They'll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society - how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation and despair.
So Gentle reader our next "Tomorrow person is a little girl who stood up not only for her right to be educated but for the rights of all women everywhere!
You see tomorrow people are not only educated and astute, they not only see clearly in the present but also see what could be in the future!
What the world sees now is hatred, crime and abuse of not only women but children as well. Can one person make a difference? My answer is yes and many tomorrow people can turn this evil around to what it should be. But it will never happen if those who see that they can do something, don’t step forward. One must count the cost but to do nothing makes your life meaningless.
My hope is that there are enough of you who wish not hate and evil but peace and love will step up and do something.
Peace... till next time