Thanks for all the comment I had so far. Last week Troy Davis died, after the emotional traumatism it has cause in the United States, and it other countries in the world, it seems life has continued, and sadly with time his execution will be forgotten, and no lessons would be learn from his death.
When Obama has been elected in 2008 there was hope that this country will change for the better. Indeed it was the first time in the United States history that a black man entered to the white house. Sadly he remained silent and did not try to take part for Troy Davis. At the same time last week he said explicitly that he will not support the application to the U.N for a Palestinian state. He will support Israel. In my opinion Mr Obama is seeking to be relected next year and therefore he has been advised to not take position in order to gather more votes among the largest possible people.
But how about the people ? The black people who contribute to elected him ? I suppose people have voted for Mr Obama because they had hopes. There had hopes beause he has be able to gather the black and white community. They’re was hope for a better justice system. And for me that is in this kind of situations, that the president should taken a strong positon in favor of Troy Davis.
People would have expected Mr Obama to have convictions and intergrity regarless of his electoral sake.
Mr Obama consider that United States a great country and civilized country. I beleive, Mr Obama have lost credibility when he says that he is seeking justice, because his silence shows that you his interests prime over his convictions.
Here you can see a video of Tim Wise an anti-racist activist doing a plege after Troy Davis execution . His pledge is very interesting and ask a lot of questions about the american system and values. Unfortunately his speech is not complete on the video. I am a European and I don’t know so much of the american history. But I can see that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln had values and morality, and they have contribute to build, the idea the nations of the United States of America. What are the values that nows United States shows to the world ?
In Europe we heard about this Troy David death, people were also shocked. Sadly, because of the economical crisis the media are more concerned about their national debt, the greek bail out, so they have less covered Troy Davis excution news. The death penality have been abolished, and it has been widely accepted by the population that death penality wasn’t right.
One the book which has started to inspired people was “the last day of a condemned man”. I remember to have read this book when I was a teenager, and this book stayed in mind. One particularity of this book is that the reader do not know about the crime commited, by the condemned man. People could argue that they want to know the crime. However Victor Hugo have wonderfully describe the feeling at the first person of the condemned . Whatever he has done, and the condeemn whish to redeem himself. The death penaly is not right and just, because it does not give a chance of the condemn to have hope to changes.
Morever when the case of Troy Davis where they was a lot of doubt of his guilt he was still executed. As Tim Wise have stated in his speech the supreme court judge this at the very last minute of his execution. Why ? How a judgment of man life could be taken in a hurry ? At the same time we see can Apple suing competitors because of copyright infridgment taking a lot of time. I beleive there is a team of lawyers who get enormous royalties if they win Apple case. At the same time there wasn’t hurry among laywers to defend Troy David because he could afford to have a bench of lawyers to defend his case. Yes that is the justice is led by money more than sense of values, morality and human rights.
So for me the Anonymous movement is born to the reactions of this injustice, among many others. If a country does not try to act for a better justice and does not hold values for the people, this movement will grow and grow up to the point where it will be a revolution. I do not wish a revolution but a global revolution is happening. Internet allows to spread information and it’s getting more difficult for the officials to hide some informations which discredit the governements . Any government shoud hold their responsabilty for the people not for the interest of a rich minority. In Europe we are also no better as in U.S. and many injustice happens as well.
What can we do… ?