Thursday, April 17, 2014

Revolution of Spirit: Anne

The Revolution of Spirit speech meant the most to me.  I thought that this speech was very moving and inspirational because of how optimistic it sounded, even under circumstances where Aung San Suu Kyi could not present the speech herself.  I thought that in the speech it was made very clear that she was accepting the Nobel Peace Prize for the people of her country.  "Firstly, I know that she would begin by saying that she accepts the Nobel Prize for Peace not in her own name but in the name of all of the people of Burma."  It is made clear many times in the speech that this isn't only for her, and I like that she is recognizing the people of her country.

A country that I am currently concerned about is Venezuela.  About a year ago, their President, Hugo Chavez passed away which was a major loss to all Venezuelans.  Chavez played an important, positive role in what was going on there.  Now, there are riots going on in Venezuela because they are going against their current president.  There is also lots of serious crime going on.  Venezuela currently has a high murderer and robbery rate.  We should care about what is going on in Venezuela because it is getting out of control and worsening at a fast rate.  I hope that the problems in Venezuela can be solved soon.

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