Hey there beautiful people! How are y’all doing?
I hope life is treating you well!
If you’re as active on social media as I am, you’d notice that every other person is now talking about politics and policies, especially those that affect us and the people around us.
You see, political debates have gone from discussing whether the left or right is the right choice and who to vote for, to discussing every single policy and opinion that covers every detail in our personal life.
This has also determined the way we see and talk to each other. In the past, it was normal having friends and relatives that support different political parties, you could be a democrat and your absolute closest friend a republican, and that was okay.
I, for instance, have friends affiliated with all kinds of political parties in Lebanon (and believe me, they’re a LOT). So, having political debates was normal and okay, so what if one thinks we should pay more taxes and I don’t. It doesn’t make them a bad person. This group of people just believe we should. Those things don’t have an impact on the person as he is, it just affects his policies and how he thinks the government should work.
But when those policies go beyond that, it does matter. In fact, it matters a lot.
Cause today, it’s getting harder to explain to people that they should CARE about others. Yup, you read that right.
I’ve gone from debating whether Hizballah arms are legal or not, to having debates on whether the LGBTQ+ community should have RIGHTS or not, or whether we should respect a transgender person’s choice or not, whether abortion is a right or not.
Those kinds of things matter, and the way one sees them matters.
Quite frankly, “I don’t know how to convince someone how to experience the basic human emotion of empathy. I was eventually unable to have political discussions with these people. Our disagreements weren’t just political anymore, but fundamental divides between what it means to live in a society, how to be a good person, and why it matters.”
The “I’ve got my rights, so screw you” attitude is disgusting. We tend to think that other fellow human beings have rights just because we do. Well let me tell you this, you’re wrong.
If you’re living a normal life because you’re straight, thousands of millions of people out there are suffering because of their sexuality. And don’t even think about telling me; “It’s their fault, no one told them to be gay.” Cause, believe me, I’d kick you right in the face and tell you “It’s your fault, no one told you to be stupid.”
LGBTQ people are harassed in the streets, beaten up, and sometimes killed, just because of who they are and who they’re attracted to.
According to Amnesty.org, Same-sex sexual activity is a crime in 70 countries, and it can get you a death sentence in nine countries. In addition, LGBTQ people are often at risk of economic and social exclusion.
Tell me, how’s that fair?
Everyone should be able to feel proud of who they are and who they love.
What I also can’t understand is people who think refugees are the problem. Honey, it’s your own country who won’t send them back or their own country that doesn’t even want them back that is.
Go ahead, have a decent meal with one refugee family, you’ll end up caring about them because you know what it is that you’re going to realize? They’re human beings. They’re living in a country that is not their own. They can’t hold proper jobs. They don’t have a home. They’re living in a place that doesn’t even want them. They’re poor, and they’re not the problem.
To address another issue that is always brought up to my attention; Feminism. As a great number of my readers know, I’m a feminist, always has been and will always be until “equal rights” is more of a reality than a dream.
“Whatcha talkin’ about Sara? You women have rights! You just want more!” Riiiiiiight…
We live in a society where men are viewed as superior to women. Male privilege is real, and society has convinced us that it should be tolerated. Wanna hear about some male privileges? Be my guest.
Men still make more money than women at the same job. A man’s masculinity will never be questioned if he doesn’t have/want kids, and he if does and doesn’t provide them primary care, nobody gives a damn!
You know who’s taught that walking alone in the dark is scary? Yup, you got that right, women!
Here’s another one for you, you read/hear about a sexual assault incident, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? “What did she do to provoke it.”
We are so concerned with teaching women to be careful, to walk in pairs and to dress appropriately, but what about teaching men to respect women? It’s about damn time we teach men not to attack women, not to make inappropriate comments about them and to know that YES means YES and NO means NO.
I go could on and on giving examples on why we should care about other people, why we should be kind to them, better yet just respect their own existence, but I do know that that won’t make a change.
It’s sad that some people think that because I go all loco on them for such behavior means that I do not tolerate different opinions. In fact, I do, it’s your heartless, inhumane, selfish opinion that I cannot tolerate. And if that makes me a terrible human being so be it. People such as myself, and I know there are a lot of you out there, can accept you being extremely religious, unless you forcefully throw your beliefs on us and let your own religion dictate what we can and cannot do, we accept your political opinions until they become a threat to ONE single human being -conservative republicans, I’m talking to you- You call us emotional and easily triggered, well, we are not the ones who used to go all crazy a hundred years ago because a black man drank from the same drinking fountain as us. (remember that white republicans?)
But you know what I also know? I’m done trying to convince you hordes of selfish, cruel people to look beyond yourselves.