A Different World
I was born in 1973 and the world was comparatively a peaceful one, going by today’s standards. I saw the world in green. The rain drops were more numerous and cultural blending was more clear than what I see today. Immigration was easier and cross-cultural acceptance was higher than what I see for my kids in near future. As a teenager, I could never envision a world so full of division, cross-cultural obstacles and hate as I see today as a 40 something.
A lot has changed in just two plus decades. I hear of the clash of civilizations in a world that is literally melting away its borders under the auspices of the globalization and a new world order. Yet, I see myself hated and looked down at by others for my beliefs and my ideals. And the same goes out from my side.
Hate For The Sake Of Hate
HATE is the order of the day. Hate for:
- skin colour,
- the sake of hate.
I wonder how can we hate so strongly when we are so aware of its presence all around us?
We love to talk against it and media covers “hate acts” ferociously yet it is rooting ever stronger in our minds and souls.
We unleash our fury upon those whom we are in disagreement with our beliefs. We even talk of nuking those who do not subscribe to our faith. We slaughter those we find to be “infidels” and “non-believers.” We just hate for more reasons than we can find to love. A world that is so concerned about conserving the endangered wildlife loves to endanger the lives of our own kind for the sake of hate.
Its genesis found in just about anything. We have started hating the person and not hating their acts. We classify and associate innocent humans with hateful and cowardly acts of the minority. For example, we associate radical Islam with all the Muslims irrespective of their stance against such their violent behaviour. We associate all people f colour with the criminal acts of a few among them and marginalize them as a race.
We hate people as a class and ask for a ban on their immigration en-mass when just one of their community commits an act of atrocity. We see this recently when US Presidential candidate Donald trump reiterating his promise to block Muslims immigration to the United States after the Orlando massacre.
We hate nations for what a few in their government does although a nation as a whole may be extremely humble and humane in its national approach.
I envision a world free of it, where we show tolerance towards other’s skin colour, creed, race, beliefs, religion, values, culture, language, ethics and manners. A world where my kids can feel like a “global citizen.” A world where people are not discriminated and hunted down for their beliefs. A world that considers “colour a just skin deep” and a world where humanity can act beyond boundaries without prejudices and hate.
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