Why should we bother ourselves with the comments of Donald Trump? Isn’t he allowed to say whatever he want?.. We have freedom of speech! There is no point of doing politics if you are not allowed to express your opinions despite going against the mainstream of politicians and the media.
Or is it the case that his arguments really hurt the foundation of our society? Is spreading hate and telling people that we are different what is going to solve the problems of the US and the rest of the world, problems like gun shooting in the US, terrorism in Europe and elsewhere..
I think that hate is a very dangerous tool used by some politicians which is not going to benefit the world. I have been a victim for hate myself and I have paid a lot of attention to the debate that has been going on in Norway regarding spreading hate though the social media. The are things that should not be wrapped in the box of what we call freedom of speech especially when their opinions discriminate others by rase, religions, sexual orientation and so on.
I have not always been careful with the way I have said things in my life which has resulted in broken relationships. I believe that some of the incidents from my past has caused some of it. I believe that coming from a working class family in Brazil can lead to some sort of ignorance and looking at the world in a very narrow way. I have learned though that it is very important to think twice before you say something since I did not mean to hurt these persons but I did it because I did not think through how I should say it. There are people that might handle to be confronted in a direct way but that doesn’t mean that everyone is like that. You should study the person a bit before confronting him or her.
If your comment is not to confront to improve a situation rather only to harass then it is better to say nothing at all.
I remember that I have said things that I really regret today. I said bad things to my mother and grandmother without knowing why. I think I was not feeling very well with myself at this point in my life and I believe that many of the people who spread hate have some issues with themselves and in their lives. My comments to my family and my friends led to the fact that I pushed people that cared for me away and I found it hard to really connect with people in a deep way.
The last thing that I believe can lead to hate message is jealousy. I believe that it is easy to harass another person or spread hate about him on social media if you feel that he is more successful or prettier than you are. Maybe you even want to be that other person or have his or her life but cannot and your jealousy make you spread hate.
To answer my thoughts in the beginning about Donald Trump I do not believe that what this man is doing is all politics. Discrimination should not be aloud in politics and he has shocked many people in Norway with his comments and opinions. I must say that I am glad that I am not American these days thinking about that they have to chose between these two candidates when I am not a particular fan of Hillary Clinton either. However, she doesn’t discriminate people in the way that Mr. Trump is doing and I believe that these opinions are dangerous for the world and we do not have to look very long into our history before we find personalities that spread hate and was discriminating others in the same fashion. History has a tendency to repeat itself…
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