No, it’s not about the Government banning every semi-automatic bigger than a BB gun. It is about something far more destructive to the well-being of community.
I’m talking about the increasing intolerance for voicing any opinions other than the current PC group-think and some people being “triggered” and getting their feelings hurt. Suddenly people have to consider carefully whether they say out loud and discuss what they actually think. Of course we should always have been polite and respectful of others but in the past we have been able to agree to disagree and still be friends. Some people have been rude and not played by those rules of etiquette and that’s when the fights started because they became belligerent.
In the new world, yesterdays oppressed have become today’s oppressors, intolerant of any dissent. Language is being weaponised so those who wander off the accepted path are quickly socially shamed until their thoughts and speech can be made illegal.
Being taught to avoid talking about politics and religion has led to a lack of understanding about politics and religion. What we should have been taught was how to have a civil conversation about a difficult topic” Ryan Fournier
It would be a tragedy if NZ became as polarised as the USA now is, with two deeply divided sides shouting at each other but never listening. Instead of trying to bully others into submission, how about a dose of kindness and agreement to live and let live.
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