You have an opinion and it’s valid, you have a voice and it deserves to be heard. 1DHQ has the power to make your voice heard and they are using it. Please, please, please, make use of this occasion to speak up and get heard.
“Equal rights and social justice are important. LGBT-rights are
important. We pride ourselves on living in free societies, where it’s
not okay to condemn people for features they have no control over. Those
are our values, but we haven’t achieved what we wanted, yet. LGBT*
people are in danger for their lives, and discriminated against, all
over the world, still. Ethnic differences are cause for strife, and
ethnicities erased to ‘fit in’, all over the world, still. And young
teenage girls are taught their opinions, their fantasies, their wishes,
have NO value, all over the world, still.
I am not here to ‘prove’ Louis and Harry are in a relationship. I
already know that they are, and when people have asked me why I believe
such or so, I have been happy to oblige them, teaching them a little bit
about theory of knowledge, and about reasoning, in the process. But
that’s not why I am here.
I am here because I know a free society needs lots of work. Freedom of
speech, the right to privacy, equal rights: you can’t just say “we’ve
said it’s important in our constitution and our human rights covenants,
so have them, it’s fine” and sit on your ass and do nothing and wait for
everything the generations before us achieved to disintegrate again. It
takes special attention to hold up those values in every aspect of our
lives, it takes people speaking up for them when we see they are being
trodden, anywhere, by anyone. The bad guys are not just dictators in
‘developing countries’ and the semi-dictatorial regime in Russia. The
bad guys are everywhere, and we are the bad guys when we don’t say
anything about it, because in the end “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke, British politician)”
^^^^ Probably the most important paragraphs I have ever written on this blog. I wanted to get them out again today to encourage everyone to take part in this FANTASTIC ACTION by 1D by addressing the importance of non-discrimination across the board (LGBTQ+, ethnicity, gender, age,…) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next 15 years. You have an opinion and it’s valid, you have a voice and it deserves to be heard. 1DHQ has the power to make your voice heard and they are using it. Please, please, please, make use of this occasion to speak up and get heard. World Leaders need to hear what you have to say because they never hear voices from people like you. This is so incredibly important. For you, and for people who are left behind all over the world.
All social change comes from the passion of individuals.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) November 1, 2013
Show them your passion about the injustice of social inequalities, and of the importance of tackling climate change for our futures. Infect them with it. The banks won’t, only you can!