These days have been quite difficult in my country because we have been affected by huge forest fires that have raised the temperature and wrapped us in a cloud of smoke. Thousands of people have lost their homes, animals, sources of work. The trees are still on fire and the worst thing is that, apparently, these fires have been intentionally provoked. Social networks have been very confusing publishing malicious news about it with the intention to generate hatred against political parties, immigrant groups and indigenous peoples. The atmosphere is dense, we are worried and sad. Added to what is happening in the United States and the number of people who have been held at airports for hours away from their loved ones. All this weekend I could not stop thinking about all of them and I have to say that I'm afraid of the way the world is showing up. I am afraid of what hatred can cause, of people suffering, of injustice and abuses of power. I do not know what to do, I see the great powers begin to take sides and I feel desolate. In Chile, we had 14 years of hard times of exile, imprisonment and torture. That is why it is hard for me to believe that we citizens can have some kind of voice to change things when the big countries star playing their war games. It is hard for me to believe in the power of people, but I want to believe because I really want all the minorities, immigrants, refugees to be safe. I hope all Mexicans living in the USA are safe, I hope that the wall will not be built and I really hope the actual USA goverment does not hurt their country. I'm terrified, worried. I would like to send a big hug to all who feel this way now, hopefully they can tell me how they see things, how they think we can help and if they have a hopeful vision of what will happen. I really want to help positively and I want to believe that tolerance exists and we can take care of ourselves.
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