Sunday, July 10, 2011

If you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.

Lately, I've seen a lot of this malaise, especially in FB. I don't understand why some people have the audacity to impose their opinions on others, when the person is only expressing his view. If you are against what he believes in, don't get worked up too much, and understand that in this world we are as different as snowflakes and everybody is entitled to his opinions. Stalking and harassing his status and wall won't solve anything and will only strengthen his resolve. A docile rabbit would bite the lion that cornered it.

And when you express your views, we get it you’re venting, and we respect it. So we would like the same courtesy from you. Stop espousing your ideology with the naïve thinking that it will change the world. Most probably it will not and never will.

I understand the world that we live in is imbalanced.  What saddens me is that there exists double standards-yes, total fairness and just could never be achieved as we are all just humans, but please, not as visible and transparent as that. Let me illustrate. There are two posters in Face book-one sided with A and the other sided with B. Side A is Napoleon, as in The Animal Farm and side B is Snowball, from the same story. A poster of Side A  could post his vents and escape with it, but another of the other side, posts her vents and is criticized, being called with names and have stones thrown upon her.  The first poster is scot-free and as nobody has ‘lynched’ him, THUS ASSUMES HE IS RIGHT AND ALL HIS ACTIONS COMMENDABLE, when it’s just his opinions. The former has not been lynched like the latter poster because his statements ‘are allowed’, according to the authoritarians of Napoleon and the latter is spurned and burned at the stake for having a different opinion from the general crowd. The great unjust is BOTH VOICES must be heard. You hate Side B poster and what she says? Fine and GET ON WITH IT. That’s what democracy is. Not launch a crusade to ‘kill’ her views and silent her.

Let me end my humble volition by quoting Valerie Page's valediction from V for Vendetta,

Our integrity sells for so little, but it is all we really have. It is the very last inch of us, but within that inch, we are free.

2 comments:

  1. I've been waiting for this post for soo long.
    Huzzah! :D

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  2. You and me are like two peas in a pod, and we have more in common that you'd know...except you're younger and moar gorgeous than me :3

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