Hatred is the disease of the world. At first glance, it might seem like a form of cancer. But cancer is far worse- it cannot be cured. Hatred can. The cure for hatred is education.
I see hatred being spewed on this website day-in, day-out.
Here are a few quotes on this website which I have seen:
"You need to pick up your weapons and kill some hijabis"
""It's time for we white people to stand up and fight against those fucking invaders. They are the worst!"
"It's time for we: Cherokess, Navajo, Nahualts, Aimaras to stand up and fight against those fucking invaders. They are the worst!"
"THESE BLACK SKIN PEOPLE THEY ARE LAZY AND ALWAYS CRIMINAL NO ONE EVER GIVE THEM JOB THEY SCARED OF JOB APPLICATION SO THEY DO CRIME."
" imho... just kick every alien without a job out of the country"
I could go on forever. But surely by now, you get my point.
I try my best to fight against this hatred, and I try not to let it affect me. But sometimes, it feels like a complete beat down. I've been called a "collaborator" with grooming gangs because I mention all the facts- not just one biased side to it. I have been told that I deserve to be acid attacked by a migrant because I don't agree with locking up children. And at the same time, when I responsed to that "acid attack" threat, I got told that I could potentially have a left-wing "mob mentality" because I mentioned the guy who wished that upon me, could lose his job. I've been compared to a "dog born in a stable" and been told I'm not British despite being born in England and never leaving England my whole life.
I wrote this MyTake: Narcissism and Racism on G@G
And it got accused of being a "veiled hateful attack on White people & White Queens."
I have been told I need to " take a vow of silence about anything other than celeb gossips and Netflix" and that I am a "potential threat to secruity"
And on top of that, my ethnic community, faces so much hate on this website. I get told rape is apart of my culture- when it isn't, I know what is and isn't apart of my culture, and rape isn't one of those things. In actual fact, Pakistani men make up less than 10% of the sex offender register, in the UK.
Then I read vicious posts against Pakistani men, and I think of the good Pakistani men I know, like my father, his brothers (my uncles), my little brother, my cousins, my grandfathers (RIP to my paternal grandfather), some of my previous teachers, my friends, and even some of the new people I've met at college- and I think: "Why do they, who have done nothing- deserve this kind of hate?" "What have they done?" "These people contribute to our society, and this is the 'thanks' they get?"
I try to contribute to society, and this is the 'thanks' I get?
Many people contribute to society and the 'thanks' they get is uneducated hatred towards them for something which they can't control?
The cure for hatred is more simple than you think. Education. Nobody is born with hatred, hatred is driven into somebody- through bias, grooming, misinformation. And one way to fight those three germs which lead to the disease of hatred, is education.
Educating people about different communities. Showing them that different people, are not a threat to one's culture. Telling them both sides of the stories. Showing them good sucessful people within whichever community they hold bias against.
And even after all that, if they still hold hatred- let them keep that hatred for themselves and the hateful circles which also refuse to give up a disease. And that hatred will kill them from within, not literally, but having hatred and mallice for anybody is a negative feeling towards somebody, so that's extra negativity in their lives. Negativity takes up energy more energy than positivity.
I've tried countless times to change people who still hold hatred, and I feel like I am beginning to make myself ill because of that. It makes me feel upset and angry- so why am I making myself upset and angry for hateful people? Why am I putting myself on the verge of tears for hateful people?
At first I didn't want to block anyone, because I wanted to change people, but some people are just too far gone for now, to change. I have hope for them that they will change in the future, all I can say is I've tried- maybe somebody else can change them, and if anyone does change a hateful person, then I applaud you.
Any last words?
Whatever you are, your ethnic background, your gender, your nationality, your religion, your non-religion, your sexuality- or anything else which could make you a minority or majority, remember... We all are one human race. And we all need to stand together, and educate each other to cure the disease of hatred.
Learn about each other, because we are not threats to each other no matter what people who constantly attempt to divide say- we're just a little different from each other. Like there are different methods of multiplication but they all lead to the same answer. There are different ways of life, but we're all human at the end of the day. Not the best analogy, but surely you get my point.
So let's all unite and say #NoMore to hatred! <3 :)
Thank you for reading :) <3