Friday, December 28, 2007

and on earth...peace...

I'm not a very political person. Most of the time, I have trouble following what is going on in the world. But I know enough to know that yesterday's assassination of Benazir Bhutto is a horrible thing for the long suffering Pakistan. She cared about her people and fought hard to bring peace to her nation. And now she is gone. Who will stand up for the people of Pakistan?

Every time something like this happens in a far corner of the world I am thankful that my father emigrated to Canada. I can't imagine what my life would have been like if he had remained in then communist Yugoslavia. Everything I have now is because he was brave enough to leave his homeland. I am proud to be Canadian and even prouder that my father was brave enough to leave the comfort of his family for a better future. I only wish that the rest of the world had the same opportunity for a better life.

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