January 22, 2017

Polarisation: Emotions are running high, and it is all to easy to block out voices we dont want to hear or scapegoat people different from ourselves

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:47 pm by aleksan

1 min ·

The election of Trump has not meant that things are now going to cool down btween the various factions. The opposite is happening and I am seeing some really hateful comments from both sides. Polarisation has occured and people are taking more extreme positions than before, and certainly seem unable or unwilling to listen to one another. This is what the Government Elite want – to be able to divide and rule! Revolution is a fine concept but it can me be an excuse for the Empire to fight back and the Empire has the Guns, the Press, the Media and loads of Dosh. If there is to be Revolution take care that it is not being manipulated by one or other of the political factions – it is no use replacing one group of Billionaires claiming to represent the poor and downtrodden with another group – because they are esentially the same people. We must above all keep freedom of expression going, and continue to ask the awkward questions, and speak truth to power, while we can.. The opressive regimes of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union both took place in my life time and in Europe. Emotions are running high, and it is all to easy to block out voices we dont want to hear or scapegoat people different from ourselves. Churchill, like all of us a flawed human being, was speaking wisely when he said Jaw, Jaw is better than War, War. To benefit from Jaw and avoid War we first have to listen to the pain and feeling of unfairness spoken by others not like us, and to acknowelege their right to be understood and valued as much as our own.

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