It is the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. While many seem to think the world is a different place than it was back then, I would have to disagree! People seem fixated on problems and allow tension to build and result into something as alarming and detrimental. Yes, nothing “bad” resulted from this crisis, but it could have easily been the other way.
I constantly see the our world escalating (if it hasn’t already) into a Cold War situation. Our kids are going to learn this history in there schooling as a similar situation after WWII. I am tired of our society living in fear and hatred towards the muslim population. The majority of people are good individuals. People need to realize that the radicals are not the mass of the population. Living in fear will get us no where in society. We always seem to need to fear something or someone. If the world just accepted itself and to the time to understand each other, fear would not be such a prevalent and dominating factor in this world. Fear towards communism, Muslims homosexuality, femininity, or other condemning qualities, is not okay. People are constantantly rediculed for being different or evil, when it is not okay. The world needs to educatate itself on what is morally wrong and how this is different than being socially wrong. Having a different religion not morally wrong; having a varied sexual prefernece is not ethically wrong.
For the other side that do see and understand my point, do not hate the opposition. They do not understand, and hatred only causes people to stray away from acceptance. By attacking and demonizing them, we are being hypocrites. Treat others with respect. Listen to their opinion and study their words. This is your way to fight. If you know what they fear, you can show them why they are wrong. Do not viciously attack ignorance; education creates acceptance. Take others for their flaws and all; lead by example. I know this is hard to do, but the choices we take today affect our future. If people begin to accept, the trickle down effect will occur. Let us have a brighter future through acceptance and understanding, by changing the way society views one another.