Yesterday I read in a Swedish newspaper that a TV channel decided not to air an episode of a dating show because the host joked and asked the male contestants a question about the women. He asked ; "Who was born a male? In today's society at least in Sweden you can't joke anymore about minority groups and especially not about people who felt they been born in the wrong body and had sex-change surgery, this also includes:gays, lesbians and trans-sex individuals. Personally, I don't see this being spectacular. Why is it made so sensitive? If this is the way it is, so what. Let the person become happy and accept them for whom they want to be, don't make a big deal about it.
This is where the problem is, there are people who like to butt in and decide what is okay and acceptable and what is not.. You have to be mainstream or you're weird, and weird becomes a threat. The threat should be eliminated and it's easy to justify, to blame "they". Throughout history minority groups has been blamed for whatever is convenient for the day. Nowadays we have the extreme rightwing extremists who spreading their alternative facts (hate) and call everything from main media fake news. Have a look who what's going on in Poland, Hungary, and the result of the Italian election which took place in March. All over Europe intelligent and highly educated people is voting and supporting rightwing clowns. This because they feel the politicians has failed and betrayed them. Not a single European country is willing to talk to their fellow members of the European Union and say "Listen, we have these refugees coming and we have to divid them equally between us, how do we do this? And who's going to talk to the two morons in Russia and U.S.? Guys, the war in Syria has to end." No, this apparently makes to much common sense. And no one seems really interested to do this...
Instead we have people like Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon who has travelled around Europe to meet people who shares his opinion and worse... He wants to establish platforms like Breitfart, sorry, Breitbart to spread their messages No, not everything and everyone need to be "in the middle". BUT if you're spreading lies with the intention to brainwash gullible teens and others who don''t no better. you're doing mankind an enormous disfavor. Shame on you! The lies will create hate. Hates leads to war, from within neighborhoods to global genocides. I was exposed to this first hand myself. I had a friend who was/is one of this rightwing extremists. We shared the interest of archery and we hang out for a little less than a year before I couldn't stand his company. He was full of hate and controversy, said all these bad things about immigrants, liberals, basically who wasn't like Trump or worse.. He was an immigrant himself his dad was an immigrant. and he had relatives who died in the holocaust. He had been married to an immigrant from a different culture. Like many of these people he is denying and deflecting. You can't reason with them.
Just the other day I discussed this with a friend who is a professor in political philosophy. We came to the conclusion what happened in Germany during 20s, 30s, and 40s could happen again, and it is actually happening as you read this in other countries, so far in smaller extent but it's going on in: Africa, Middle East, Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia. Everywhere! The lies and hate is spreading and someone needs to be blamed...
What some immigrants bring with them like female circumcisions, honor killings, child marriages, and other culture related female discriminating traditions are areas that the western politicians have failed to address, failed enormously. What we in Western countries have to remember is that 75% of the worlds population have a collectivistic view of life. This mean that the individual him or herself doesn't decide what to do.. A decision is made by the family with influence from the patriarch of the family.
Because of the way politicians have dealt with their countries during the last 30 - 40 years we have seen and seeing a rise of rightwing extremists and also muslim extremists. In Sweden couple of imams are allowed to spread their hate against Jewish people and others without any or minor consequences. Again, this is used by the other side to spread hate about all muslims, and it's goes on and on.
Back to the sexual minority groups we call lgbtq. Personally, I believe that anyone belonging to this group don't want to be treated differently, no, I think most people wants to be treated like everyone else, not better, not worse. I have noticed lately in other situations as well that many minority groups have an association which is suppose to represent them. Yes, suppose to, but they seem to have their on agenda, not represent what the members actually want. Basically they act like many political parties. Unfortunately we're seeing what that is leading to.
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