Freedom, sexual assault, immigration & diversity.
J. Westenberg
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My question to you would be, are you going to feature all sides of an argument/discussion?

I understand not posting blatant hate pieces toward any one group of people or point of view. Hating for the sake of hating is absurd, unproductive, and does nothing to solve any conflict. I get that.

However, I’ve noticed that a simple “I don’t believe that way” or “I don’t think the same way as you” is often marked as hate speech in this day and age. Racism, bigotry, oppression, sexism, etc., — these are some of the buzzwords floating around on all forms of social media to the point that nobody can have an opposing thought without being labelled in one fashion or another.

There is value in communication. There is value in opposing views. As long as a both sides can keep their cool during the discussion and try to keep the emotional side of the discussion to a dull roar. I say that because if someone is passionate about something, there is a tendency to allow the conversation to become personal. Not personal in that, “I’m on this side of the fence and I stand in unity with those who have the frame of mind.”, but more of the “How dare you say that to me? That’s sexist, racist, oppressive hate speech! Stop attacking me!!” kind of personal…when all the opposing side said was, “I’m trying to see where you’re coming from, but it doesn’t make sense to me.”

I guess what I’m trying to say, if anyone is reading this, is there are those of us in this world who may agree with or may have an opposing view of the current “hot” topics surrounding the world today. BLM, LGBT, millennials, sexism, Apple vs Windows, Apple vs Android, favorite flavor of pie…whatever the case may be. Some of us want to be able to express our views without immediately being written off as some sort of hate-mongering vile spawn of Satan.

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