When people speak about the uprising of the Syrian people and the factors involved in causing mass calamity for the nation, people must realise they are speaking about one of the most devastating catastrophes of our time. There is no room here for stupidity, ignorance, and pettiness. I read a quote by Tony Morrison which says, “the very dangerous job of racism is distraction, it distracts you and makes you feel obligated to explain over and over the reason of your existence”. If Syrians could transmit their pain, the world would drown in tears. We will never forget the massacres committed by Assad’s forces. Massacres aren’t a normal occurrence, and we should never become accustomed to them. Massacres are a crime committed against everything sound and natural, we can’t come to accept them as an everyday occurrence. Our suffering should be understood, our anxiety noticed, and our sadness legitimised.