In light of recent events it got me thinking, when did we as a society become so evil??
Surely the best thing about the human race is we are all unique. Our looks, sexuality, political views. When did we turn on each other just because we don’t agree with somebody’s actions or thoughts?? Do we really want to be carbon copies of one another?!
I hold my hands up and admit I’m not somebody who has a huge knowledge of politics but I understand enough that, most of the time, it is just 2 parties slagging each other off. I saw a picture on social media recently referring to the world wars however, it resonated with me to a degree about the current state our country is in with the upcoming referendum
Remember, it didn’t start with gas chambers. It started with politicians dividing the people with ‘us vs them’ It started with intolerance and hate speech and when people stopped caring, became desensitised, mindlessly obedient and turned a blind eye.
I sometimes feel that is all politics are, whether you agree or not that is my opinion and take on it. I don’t want to get into the ins and outs of it, but it really scares me that because of what Jo Cox said, she was murdered in such a brutal way. Are we really a world in which because we disagree with somebody, we think we can take their life??
As for the horrific shootings in Orlando how is it that people still are made to feel ashamed of their sexual identity, and even more so to see the need to take the lives of innocent people, who were justo it enjoying themselves.
I know that part of the issue for the Orlando shooter was religious and it has been speculated, that he may of been gay himself and couldn’t cope with it and felt ashamed but I have to admit I feel like his religion may of radicalised him as do most religions. I’m not saying people shouldn’t follow a region but I also think we need to remember that times have changed and we as a society have grown and evolved. All religions talk about love, community and peace but it seems they can’t/won’t accept people as individuals.