Spiral Out wrote:
Thanks for your honest perspective. Did you happen to read the OP? This thread is about the snap judgments that are made in both directions. It's one thing to voice an opinion of dislike or disagreement, yet another to start labeling people with derogatory terms and act to interfere in their right to live their lives as they desire and to speak their mind about it.
This incompatibility means there can be no solution within this chain of events, within this sequence. "A third-party" needs to intervene and say "oi, you are both fools and in need of education, let's go learn things together". The third party acknowledges the fault within the first two parties, but unlike the firs two, it also acknowledges it in itself and as such is trying to deal with it, and do away with it. To surpass what corruption had been inflicted upon humanity - the strengthening of emotions like revenge, hate, and disdain.
Spiral Out wrote:I would hope that it's blatantly obvious by this point that the title of this thread is simply worded to catch the attention of people who might be overstimulated by the sensationalist media.
Also, you and I come from different generations. That plays a part in our individual perspectives.
I get the impression you thought I didn't quite understand the meaning of what you wanted to discuss originally? I think I quite did. The problem in my opinion is the difficulty people have with facing themselves or with building themselves, which often leads them to lash out and tear at others. It's like that "self-righteous" pride angry mobs revel in.
The solution to problems of that origin (when the problem is actually the person) is healthy education (sorry but I will avoid from defining it for now) and a broadening of horizons. Essentially, in teaching both sides to become more "neutral" about something by showing them the human psychology which fuels their opinions on that something, we neutralize the threat of both sides - there is no conflict there anymore, attention is drawn to something else. I think we need to take both the primitive and the "one who thinks he is better than the primitive" past their standing ground, by showing them how they are so very much alike inside and are in fact, standing on the same ground.
What are your thoughts on "my solution"? I hope you understand what I'm trying to say as I guess I'm trying to cut at this from a rather odd angle