In South Africa, one of the words that most inspired the truth and reconciliation process (TRC) after the end of formal/political apartheid was “ubuntu”: I am who I am because of you. We are who we are because of each other. Every single one of us is unique. All of us are affected by what effects each of us. When we are able to glimpse the beauty in this concept…it will help us in truly building a movement which embraces and is embraced by people all across the country.
Why the real question isn’t ‘Who are you?’ but ‘Who are we?’
A reply to someone who asked “Who are you?” to the many Romanians who’ve not yet come out to actively take part in the country’s largest environmental and civil rights movement in history….
“Captain Planet I deeply appreciate and respect your questions. They’re questions being asked by many of those taking part in activities and events across the country and around the world in support of Salvati Rosia Montana. They’re questions that deserve answers – but also tell us as much about ourselves, the movement, our country, and this moment, as they try to discover about those you’re asking them to.
Is it unusual that people aren’t becoming active and involved in the movement? Of course not. Is it strange that perhaps the majority of the country still don’t really know what it’s all about and what’s happening?…
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