Whoever reads this at Dow Chemicals
I am writing to you in the hope that my voice will make a difference. I am aware that I am a nameless, faceless entity to you and you don't really care about what I have to say. But I'll say it anyway because I care and I believe in the greater good.
I spent the last couple of days consumed in anger because of the events that unfolded on this very night, 25 years ago. I wanted to blame you and question you for the millions of lives which are affected today. I do not feel the same way anymore for I know that I would be unfair to you if I did.
Someone was careless, someone was negligent, someone was selfish and because of that innocent lives were lost and many more affected. Now I know that you are not that 'someone' and that this is not your battle to fight. But I also know that you will be able to make a difference if you looked past your own needs and comforts and cared about that little boy who eats bones and feces today because of a mental disability cause by the toxins.
You have probably mourned for the death of someone you loved/knew. I have and I know what sort of a feeling that leaves you with. It's not something I look forward to ever going through again. So it would be simpler for me to not care about the people who lost their lives, to be indifferent and take the easy way out. But I choose not to and I beg of you to do the same. This disaster could have happened anywhere, to anyone and that is precisely what scares me the most. If I don't care for the millions who are affected today, who will care for me tomorrow?
I write this letter to you with faith, hoping that you'll realise that it's never too late to do the right thing, to contribute in whatever little way you can, to help the faceless millions who suffer today because of what happened on this very night, 25 years ago.
I do not think you should be held responsible for what happened, but I do believe that you should take responsibility.