|I am utterly disgusted by local politics for allowing intolerant bullshit in my town
||[May. 6th, 2015|07:30 am]
So in Belgium there is this anti-Islam group called Pegida, whom I shan't link to because I think these jackasses don't deserve the promotion. They apparently already had anti-Islam manifestations in Antwerp and Ghent, and are now allowed to come to the main town in this region: Heist-op-den-Berg, which is proverbially around the corner from me.
I am utterly DISGUSTED by local police, federal police (who are going to bring in re-enforcements) and especially local politicians for allowing this bullshit to take place (Monday May 18 - church square 8-10 pm).
I'm all for freedom of speech and opinion, as long as it doesn't fucking encourage intolerance and hate, and this is EXACTLY what Pegida is doing. They are coming to a smaller town, and spreading a message of intolerance at best and hate at worse. There aren't many muslims here, and I have to be honest, I have gotten a lot more grief from white people living here (nearly every time I venture out in town on my own) than muslims (once, in which case the douchebag's wife put him in his place). So tell me again, what's my motivation to be ant-muslim/Islam?
Should I suddenly be against them because some fundamentalist idiots?
No, because then I'd have to be anti EVERYONE because there are dangerous, fundamentalist whackjobs in ever culture and religion!
And let me tell you something else, I don't start living in fear because some fuckwads started shooting innocent people somewhere.
But this sort of "protest" makes me get scared for the future, but THAT is what ruins society (amongst other things but it's a big contributing factor of the decline).
They are undermining any attempts of proper integration and different cultures living together that are going on here, by coming an protesting.
So apparently they nearly didn't get permission because of fear of a counter manifestation.
Well, then maybe a counter manifestation should be organised, just to make sure these poor excuses for human beings have to stay home and don't get their chance to ruin this town.
I know I often complain about it and call it the Belgian equivalent of a redneck town, which it is. But it's home regardless, and I would like to see it be LESS of a hick town, not fucking more.
Thank you Metro for at least writing about this, because you can be damned that people that live here get properly informed of this kind of bullshit...