Sunday, 24 January 2016

Islamophobia, Racism and Why You Shouldn't Vote For Donald Trump

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See that? Yeah, that happened.

Yes, it was very upsetting. It's frightening because when it's someone on the internet, you don't know what they''re going to do because they are open to all resources. 

Here is a person who's telling me that he would have no qualms about killing innocent people or even his own family. And you can't say that he's Muslim because he has clearly cut all connections with his religion. And I don't have a problem with that because who you choose worship* is none of my business. 

I have no idea what his family life is like, so I'm not in a position to judge him. But if his parents are innocent people, then I find it very unfair that they don't have an inkling of what their son/brother is planning on doing. He needs help. They need help. I fear for their safety because this person is clearly genocidal.

To answer the smart ass who wants to know why I add strangers on Facebook in the first place: You're absolutely right. I shouldn't. But I still do, and that doesn't give me a reason to not be upset about this. It's wrong. You cannot prosecute him because this is so obviously a fake account. The thing is, I can't do anything about it. I have asked Facebook to delete his account, but with the amount of complaints received by them, I don't feel very positive about THAT happening.

My point is, racism is not an okay thing for you to be involved in. Whatever views you have about a certain race or person, KEEP IT TO YOURSELF AND CHANGE IT IF IT'S RIDICULOUSLY WRONG. You're no better than the rest of us because, in the end, you are going to die and there is nothing you can do about it because there is no death cure in existence as of today.

On an entirely unrelated topic (but not THAT different), all of you must know who Donald Trump is. Apparently, he's the leading GOP candidate in the American Presidential race. He wants to send everyone who is not a Caucasian white male, back to their respective countries. He has said that he would ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. And this was met by a thunderous round of applause.

And that is not all. Recently, a harmless Muslim woman who had just come out to one of his rallies to see for herself what all the fuss was about was jeered at by the whole audience and escorted by security out of the audience and all this was done in the presence of Donald Trump who calmly watched the whole proceeding.

Is that really the kind of man you want for President? One who promotes racism, has no respect for women and has a history of bad financing abilities?

Coming back to my original topic, I am aware that there will always be people who just can't accept people for who they are. There will always be a power shift for as long as humanity exists because that's what we're good at, fighting. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't do anything about it.

Ignoring it does not make the problem go away. What I am asking you to do, is to not stay unresponsive to such people.Stand up to them. Tell them that their beliefs are wrong. That it's disgusting and medieval. Report them to an authority that you know, would not take it irresponsibly.

That is all. Because all those people being judged based on their religion, race or sexuality are just like you. And it's time you respect that.

Zoe Summers

*worship- if you don't identify with any religion, I apologize for not having specified that.

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