Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
- May 8, 2012
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its interesting about how you express what you see.Great post but I see examples of conflict and hate everywhere:
Europeans slowly losing their majority;
Maori and their loss of cultural identity;
Muslims and the terrorist from their extremists;
Woman/ feminists and ‘me too’ movement;
America and the wall;
Unions vs the government;
Left vs right;
Rich vs poor;
Greens vs capitalists;
Etc, etc, etc
On the day of the shooting kids were protesting about climate change and the organisers admitted some of the kids didn’t really understand why they were there.
Human nature, by its nature, is divisive. One day it’s a nutter assaulting a Green MP, the next this nutter is expressed his grievance
Europeans slowly losing their majority; Not Europeans succumbing to the fear mongering of the national and international press. What majority have they lost?
Maori and their loss of cultural identity; Maoris lost their cultural identity long ago, they are in the process of reclaiming and remaking it. I see these as birth pains not the pains of loss.
Muslims and the terrorist from their extremists; Muslims make up less than 1% of NZers, the number of those that are terrorists - as far as I can see the number is 0. Or are you talking about overseas, and therefore talking about media reports and do you include the war created by America in that or do you classify anyone fighting for their homeland as a terrorist?
Woman/ feminists and ‘me too’ movement; Women have had equality in the eyes of the Law for years, but a very few are standing up and saying they want these rights upheld. This is not a reason to hate, for either side. It is a reason to embrace those around us who we have let down and help them get a fair share.
America and the wall; This is another media beat up and wouldn't even be news in NZ if it weren't for Donald trump being the laughing idiot that he is. Accept it as humour and it all feels better. Its a bit like how Australia goes on about boat people, but in 2017 there were 37 000 people who applied for refuge status from within Australia, not one of them arrived by boat.
Union vs the government; The government is not against unions. If anything i would have thought the conflict should be between Unions and Corporates. And what I have seen since I have been around is far less than the old dock workers strikes that my parents and grandparents used to talk about.
look Ive gotten way to long winded, but the guts is this. Education on a subject often turns that subject into something manageable. Do extreme events happen, damn right they do but you dont have to treat them like they are the norm. The Media makes money on reporting bad shit. I find i limit my exposure to the media and i stop seeing threats everywhere. I realise that people are people and all they want to do is get on with getting on. When I see something that interests me I research it and find out more (i educate myself). Or i treat it as the sick joke it is and laugh or move on. You see hate because you are programmed to see hate. Give up the mainlining news and focused social media reporting and the programming goes away.
TLR read the paragraph above its all you really need.