And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make

by davebarclay1954

If only people would care about each other and help each other in any way they could, how much better would humanity be? I know that this seems to be a regular topic for me but I hear it from others as well. I’m not going to try and change anyone’s perspective but my own, that’s the only person I have control over anyway.

The more I look around me at the hatred and bigotry everywhere today the more it hurts to see that this is still spreading outwards from the top of the USA to the UK and beyond. Everyone shouts down someone who has a different view point to theirs. I’m not even proud these days to call myself British because the hate has been allowed to permeate every corner of our society.

I used to consider myself European British but since we’re on our way out, at a very high cost I wouldn’t be surprised, hate has raised its ugly head again. We have reached the point where people who have lived and worked here for more than a decade are becoming frightened to leave home because they are being abused by their neighbours, their children are being bullied and mistreated at school purely because their parents were not born here.

I’m seeing racism rising again but this time it’s not about skin colour, it’s about nationality, religion and religious beliefs. When are we going to wake up and see we’re all human, we’re all together here and if we work together we can conquer most, if not all, of the diseases plaguing us today. If we were to realise that different is amazing and essential for our growth as a species would that not make us better humans?

People are afraid of that which they don’t understand, but why not try to learn rather than push it away? We have all been put here and surely it’s better to support each other than fight with one another? My opinion was learned during the 60’s when blacks in the USA were fighting for the right to be treated fairly. The Beatles and The Stones refused to play to segregated audiences and let those oppressed by the Immigrant White folks know they weren’t alone. Someone once said imagine there’s no country, nothing to kill or die for and no religion too. Only to be shot 8 years later with hollow point bullets designed to destroy every organ in their path, peace is still some way off today but enough of us are changing our perspectives to embrace everyone.