Of course, there have always been differences between us, but in my lifetime, I just can’t ever remember such hate spewing out, hate to people different to us and much less fortunate than us. Is it the internet that has done this, is it social media (where people seem to think they can just sit there and send out the most awful statements about other people, without fear of any comeback), is it that we have twenty four hour news coverage....??
This, unbelievably, also comes from the very top of our Society, from people who, surely, should be trying to set some sort of example. Whatever side of the political fence you sit on, this simply cannot be right.
Only last week, we had Politicians in this Country saying that our Prime Minister should attend a meeting and ‘bring her own noose’, and these were people from her own Party! I was pleased to hear Politicians from all side of the House condemning such remarks. But since when did it become right to use such language?
Constantly we are hearing of abuse against women - STILL! In 2018. Racial abuse seems to be getting worse. AntiSemitism seems to be rife - what is happening with people? It seems to me that we are almost being dragged backwards, instead of moving forwards.
As I said right at the very beginning. I don’t have answers, but something HAS to happen - otherwise, I feel that we’re all going to hell in a handcart.
I am usually one for saying that all each of us can do is to spread kindness and love in our own little corner of the world, and, of course, I know that all of us do that in our own small way, but, recently, the bigger picture seems to be winning 😟. I just can’t believe that people can carry such hatred in their hearts and think that it is perfectly acceptable to behave in the way that they do.
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