I saw this initiative on CNN yesterday and thought I should share it, call it another form of slacktivism, desktop activism, social diplomacy or whatever label you put on it – There is a strong opinion on an issue and someone is doing something about it. Basically this dude Ronny from tel aviv in Israel is showing Love to Iranian people through an online campaign to show the decision makers that the people on the ground are not cool with the conflicts going on.
This is his message:
To the Iranian people
To all the fathers, mothers, children, brothers and sisters
For there to be a war between us, first we must be afraid of each other, we must hate.
I’m not afraid of you, I don’t hate you.
I don t even know you. No Iranian ever did me no harm. I never even met an Iranian…Just one in Paris in a museum. Nice dude.
I see sometime here, on the TV, an Iranian. He is talking about war.
I’m sure he does not represent all the people of Iran.
If you see someone on your TV talking about bombing you …be sure he does not represent all of us.
I’m not an official representative of my country. I m a father and a teacher. I know the streets of my town, I talk with my neighbors, my family, my students, my friends and in the name of all these people …we love you.
We mean you no harm.
On the contrary, we want to meet, have some coffee and talk about sports.
To all those who feel the same, share this message and help it reach the Iranian people.
Ronny, tel aviv