hello – it’s been a minute since I’ve posted on here but I’ve been distracted by personal matters and those that affect all of us.
Last week Manchester suffered an attack on young innocent children leading to 22 fatalities and many more injuries. The healing of that attack is still underway but the immense support of those who could help is what’s making everything more bearable. As someone who regards Manchester as a second home, it hit hard but the sense of community and brotherhood Manchester possesses and displayed last week, made everyone in the country feel the pride and passion for Manchester as a Mancunian would.
Last Night, We as a country suffered again with 3 attacks on London: London Bridge, Vauxhall and Borough Market. It is distressing to watch people have to crawl under tables in a bar in fear of being killed by selfish individuals who know no more than hate. We offer our support it seems over and over again but the rate at which these attacks appear on the news is rising and although we fight through each one together, it is getting no better.
Each attack only spreads more hate among us but we can’t let it take our sense of community. The way many people today regard these attacks are those that are religiously motivated and committed by immigrants (which the scapegoating of has increased since the refugee crisis started and the attacks in Paris in 2015). Muslim people cannot be held accountable for the selfish actions of individuals that inflict pain on our country. Our community is full of Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Atheists, Catholics and people who just don’t know what they believe and we should be proud of ourselves instead of turning on one another as this is a route of the problem.
Terror becomes a reoccurring issue if we choose to use hate to combat each event. political parties like UKIP constantly present immigrants as the route cause to terror but as they preach this hate and their words become recognised by those who choose to listen, THEY are subsequently causing radicalisation of young impressionable people. YOU CAN’T BEAT HATE WITH HATE, YOU CAN’T BEAT FIRE WITH FIRE. By using power and control to scapegoat groups within society you are only making those you target develop hatred towards that power. This only encourages radicalisation as they will turn to alternative for support which may in unfortunate cases be groups whose aims are to inflict pain on others who see differently.
We see it time and time again – in two years I’ve seen more pain and suffering than I have in my whole life leading up to 2015. Since 2015 we’ve had Paris, Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels, Nice, Wurtzburg, Munich, Ansbach, Reutlingen, Berlin, Istanbul, London, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Dortmund, Paris, Manchester, and now London again, in Europe alone. Obviously I don’t believe that attacks are completely avoidable as in many cases they are completely spontaneous like that in Norway a few years back and those who commit these atrocities are clearly a threat but suggesting they are all part of the same group not only endangers innocent people within our society but also endangers those you accuse of being responsible. Attacks on important European countries is becoming more and more frequent and it would help a hell of a lot more if individuals didn’t feel targeted by their governments and felt accepted and didn’t NEED to fall back on the support of radical groups. Being accepting and loving can prevent an increase in homegrown terrorism.
They are part of this world as much as you are.
I’m sick and tired of people’s lives being ripped to shreds by selfish individuals who create hatred among religious groups who weren’t involved at all and create an environment where people are skeptical of everything and trust is virtually nonexistent. WE ARE 16 YEARS OLD BUT WE FEEL OBLIGED TO DO SOMETHING TO SAVE OUR COUNTRIES – which should be the responsibilities of politicians, rather than them, discouraging our multicultural societies, seperating us more than any terror attack ever will, scapegoating the innocent subsequently creating more terrorism, and doing nothing about it. it’s infuriating because as a collective I believe we are more compassionate and more understanding than those who currently have the power to make a difference. As a teenager the only difference I can make is by sharing my opinion and retweeting information in the hopes that is helps somebody in need.
it is CRUCIAL that we stay positive and rather than trying to find an easy target to blame for these atrocities we should come together and offer the help we can give. offer love and aid where you can, strive to bring people together rather than driving people away through hate. Positivity sometime feels like a hopeless cause after a tragedy it rests on us to help those affected and rebuild our communities.
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