Monday, March 14, 2016

It's Hate Time In America

It is unfortunate that this political campaign features an individual who has caught on because he has become a spokesperson for hate, biases, and prejudice.  Many people are voting for that candidate because he is making statements they themselves are afraid to say in public.  This candidate has become the de facto spokesperson for other people's' hatred, meanness, and bully tactics.  It's apparent by the positive response to the candidate that many people in this country are not as sophisticated in terms of feelings on race as they want you to think they are.  People are flocking to political rallies to support someone who expresses the racists biases and dislikes that they have kept under wraps for years.

That co worker of yours who has been trying to be politically correct, now has a spokesperson who can say all the hateful things they can not say at work.  That neighbor whom gives you a fake smile or no smile, now is sending in money or attending campaign rallies for their candidate of hate who looks and sounds like them.  Yes, it's feel good time for those hateful people in America.  The hateful people are fighting back and feeling good about themselves.  Under the banner of freedom of speech they and their candidate are overflowing with all that is bad about our so called freedoms.

Freedom supports the right to be hateful.  There is something about that which doesn't seem correct. We as people are still a long way from being able to express different viewpoints without crossing over into the realm of violence and hate.  If we don't want to compromise and try to understand each other, a second option is to stay away from the element you refuse to get along with.  It's not the best of solutions, but a problem not encountered is not a problem.

If there is an element of life that I do not like, I try my best to stay away from it.  I understand that people do what they want to do.  My likes are not the likes of everyone else in the world.  What I try to do is put my efforts into causes that I support.  Why should I waste energy trying to tear down something when I can easily put that energy into promoting what I believe in?  Of course protesting against the views of others is very good drama as the news coverage attests to.  It makes for good TV and contains the violent acts and confrontation that we as humans seem to like viewing.

My advice is to understand the viewpoints you are hearing and take positive action to support what you believe in.  If someone is just griping about other people but doesn't offer any solutions, what do they really have to offer you?  If you are looking for someone who just supports your hateful views, well you may have found the candidate you are looking for.

No comments:

Post a Comment