I feel indebted. Although I am too busy to blog in these few months, I must say something about this talk.
There are people, especially children and women, who live desperately. That they feel out of hope is not because what they were but what they will. No matter how hard our heroes such as Sunitha Krishnan have worked to save these people physically, it depends on us, all of us, to accept them and welcome them back to our normal society so that they can be really saved in the end. Without our support, our cooperation, and our empathy, what our heroes can do is limited. If we do not do what we can and need to do, we are indebted.
The video lasts about 12 minutes. Please take a look, if you have not watched it before, and share the story with two of your friends (as Sunitha asked). Not only just talk to them, but also convince them that this is what we need to do. It will cost you zero dollar and zero minute. What it demands is only our open heart to sincerely welcome our poor brothers, sisters, and children back when they show up in front of you.
God bless them. God bless our heroes. And may God bless you and me too!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
A recent breaking news on Internet is Google's new approach to China. I admire this decision and the courage of rejecting the temptation of the growing Chinese market. Google determines to stand "on the right side of history", as Rebecca MacKinnon said.
Through Golden Shield Project (GST) China has built a digital Berlin Wall that intends to separate Chinese people from the rest of the world. While the physical Berlin Wall limited the freedom of physical bodies, the digital Berlin Wall prohibits the freedom of mind. What GST truly blocks is indeed not information, but the ability of free thinking. Because of the digital Berlin Wall, the Chinese young generation has become more and more arrogant and blind in recognizing the truth in the world. They are brainwashed not only by the filtered information but also, and more importantly, by the thinking behind which information to be filtered. Enough is enough. Google finally stood up and declared "no more". No matter of the real intuition beneath, the action itself makes Google stand "on the right side of history" because truth can never be defeated.
I must pay my deep respect to Sergey Brin and Larry Page. They show us why Google can become such a great company in human history. There is something that is greater than money and any "strategy"---the loyalty to the truth.
Posted by Yihong Ding at 7:52 AM