THIS Is Why YOU Should Care About What’s Happening In Venezuela

In a world with far too many serious conflicts expanding the globe, it can become far too easy to overlook specific tragedies. With that said, it’s been very interesting that many major media news sources have failed to report what has been going on in Venezuela. We may have seen allegedly corrupt governments clash with civilians protestors in different countries all over the world, but the government induced media/social media blackout that is occurring down there is making a tragic situation even worse. If you’re not aware of what’s going on in Venezuela RIGHT NOW, watch the short videos below and get caught up.

Also, check this video out:

And to get an idea of what the international media has been reporting in the wake of these tragedies, click here: http://caracaschronicles.com/2014/02/20/the-game-changed/

A lot of times people ask me questions like, “what are YOU doing to help?!” when it comes to social issues, as if the only relevant way to fight injustice is to hop a flight to the country in turmoil, then pick up a gun and start shooting as many people as you can. Well, I agree with the narrator in the first video above: sometimes the best thing you can do is help spread the message so that more people can be aware of a situation, so that the RIGHT people can intervene.

Truth be told, I wish I could be the media presence that bridges the gap in Venezuela, but since I don’t have the means to at this point in time, I’m MORE than happy with sharing the message of the people who are being silenced – and I hope you will do the same.

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.