The spirit of 2011 caught in a brief video. A year of crisis, tragedies, revolutions and hope. A year to remember and a year to survive.
See how the World Searched with Google's 2011 Zeitgeist:http://googlezeitgeist.comMusic: "Sooner or Later" by Mat KearneyProduced by Whirled Creative with Director Scott Chan "Soldier surprises mom" clip courtesy of the National Geographic Channel, Siskell/Jacobs Productions and Joseph Desira.
VOALearningEnglish brings you news in simple English and subtitles, reading slowly so that you can understand. There is also a transcription of the video if you want to read the text.
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Re-live top events and moments from 2010 from around the globe through digital search, images, and video.
Big, big truth. At last one American president says aloud that American people should learn another language instead of simply expecting everyone else in the world to learn their own language.
Warning: some disturbing images.Personally, I believe in man's responsibility for global warming, but I was really shocked and horrified to see the video some activists made to encourage people to behave more ecologically. I thought it was really gross and shocking and suggests that those who don't agree with them should be physically or socially eliminated. That was two days ago. Today, I'm glad to hear on TV, the video has been removed from YouTube due to the huge negative backlash caused by it. They thought their video was funny (?!!*?), and all they got now is material to undermine their views and make sceptics grow. This TV fragment shows the beginning of the video. Fortunately, the image quality is not very good. As the news woman says, the rest of the original video (not shown here) is even worse.Well, maybe there's a big lesson we must all remember here:THE END DOESN'T JUSTIFY THE MEANS (... never)If we finally learn this, most of the wars, violence, oppression, terrorism, revolts and destruction will come to an end, because most people who pull the trigger believe they're doing it for a good cause, and no good cause can be defended or promoted attacking other people. If a cause needs violence, then it's not a good cause anymore.