We need to defend free speech even if it’s loaded with hate. If we subvert people’s thoughts we cannot ever hope to change their views.
By blocking, ignoring or name calling all we do is increase the divide that this government and Brexit has widened.
I have friends who have very different views to mine. But without challenge on an intelligent and affable level they will always be different.
I truly have found shouting or name calling makes for them to be more obstinate.
I am secure in my morality. I need no longer try to prove it to others, they see it and if are friends respect it. That is to me an opportunity to begin to change theirs.
Experience forms our views. Nurture truly is more shaping than nature. Time we realised that.
Yes we need to continue to confront organised hate. That cannot be allowed to thrive. But we also need to steer folk to a better path if we are to achieve a fairer society and the better world we all desire.
Discrimination does anger and frustrate me. But I know my stance, I just need to continue sharing it with others.
It’s no good only socialising with those like you, with that you can never change anything.
Thanks for reading.