In the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack, I have been wondering how could somebody be filled with so much hate he was capable of doing something like that? As a migrant myself, this attack really touched me deeply. Why?
Then I started to think, how could we break the hate chain? Firstly it is acknowledging the fact that there are the walls dividing races, beliefs and ideologies. From there accepting the differences and respect them seem a good start. Live and let live, I know I am not alone in wanting this. But then, concrete steps must be taken so that this won’t be left as a thought. And I do not know which ones.
Last Wednesday I watched the famous John Lennon and Yoko Ono bed-in for peace interview. A Dutch tv channel aired this to celebrate its almost 50th anniversary. Then Lennon and Ono plead for peace. 50 years later on today, world peace seems an unreachable utopia. If you care enough to take a look at my post at the beginning of new years in January, I pray for world peace. Yes, I really mean it as I know afterall everyone wants to live their own live peacefully no matter what race they are, where they reside and which belief they practice.
You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one.
RIP to all victims and to the families and friends: I wish you strength. To the Kiwi’s and the country in mourning: I feel you from afar.
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