Those reading my posts know I’ve made a resolution to be more positive in my writing moving forward. Some of my past posts got a little too negative due to being stuck in the dystopian nightmare that is California.
HOWEVER, a reply to one of my posts yesterday really got me irked. The responding person ignored most of what I said that didn’t support their own beliefs. I’m used to willful blind ignorance though. It thrives on Twitter. What I will NOT tolerate under ANY circumstances in my blog however was the anti-semetic tirade that followed that. Or bigots or racists of any type for that matter.
Let me be very clear regarding my views of the Middle East. I’ve met great people who were Arab / Muslim. My college Algebra, Physics and Statistics teacher was the nicest Iranian (he preferred Persian) man you’d ever meet. Incredibly brilliant too. I’ve met great Jewish and Isreali people as well. I will NEVER stereotype either group… ANY group as evil, genocidal, etc… Everybody deserves to be judged as an indivdual, and every group has good and bad in it.
Isreal has a right to exist peacefully, and so do all it’s Arab neighbors. While I may have issues with the Iranian government and it’s decades long sponsorship of terrorism, I know the Iranian people are intelligent, kind people who simply want to live their lives like the rest of us. Trying to paint me as a genocidal pro-Isreal racist sickens and offends me and really shows just how horrible a person that now ex-follower was. Hitler would be proud of her views.
I could spend some time here de-bunking some of the racism directed at both Jews and Arabs, but this would turn into a runaway post. The bigger point here is that I will not tolerate that kind of crap here. It WILL get you banned from my blog.
Same goes for ANY form of racism or bigotry. I do NOT want to hear that Black, Asian, Indian, Native American, White or any other people are all inherently evil, ignorant or out to screw over everyone else. I don’t care how you try to justify any such hatred either. It has NO place here. Hence there is an absolute ZERO TOLERANCE policy in place here. Any such reply will be deleted and you WILL be banned if you come in here spewing hate.
I could and should include political labels here also. I lean a bit conservative myself, primarily because I live in a state that’s completely screwed up due to EXTREME left wing policies. HOWEVER, I dislike extreme right wing policies too. They’d lead to a corporate run police state. Life is about balance. Left balances right and some liberal polices are needed to prevent people from falling through the cracks. There’s room for all but the most extreme views in my opinion, so long as they’re presented politely.
People are all individuals. They deserve to be viewed, treated and respected as such.