Hate: A World With & Without
Hate is something that our world has seen too much of. I often wonder why people hate each other. By hate, I mean that in a multitude of ways. hate has many various forms that are often brought about by a wide variety of emotions and circumstances.
Why do people look upon each other with such discontent? I do not know. Throughout history, humans have evolved into very advanced creatures. We believe that science gives us the power to play god. I believe that from this power, hate is born. Hate is manifested in its ugliest from: greed. It corrupts people and makes them think of nothing but themselves and self preservation.
Will “true” world peace ever be a reality. I would like to believe so but that ultimately comes down to the viewpoints, beliefs and ideals of those in power. If “they” do not wish for such a world to exist, it will not. All will be decided by their desire to have a such a world come to be or not. A peaceful one free of war, hate, crime, viruses, people in need, etc. I believe that if war was to be erased from history, those who profit from it would oppose and reject the very idea of “peace.” If no more wars came to then soldiers would become unneeded. No more bullets or guns would be manufacturers and mass produced as they are today. Hundreds of thousands of people potentially millions would be out of work as society stands upon the precipice of a new society.
Currently, I am and have been studying the concept of hate, in particular “ Why is it that hate exist(s)- in our world? I was researching this question online and I came across an article that caught my attention because it highlighted a serious epidemic that has been present within our society for quite some time. The name of this article is “ Why is the NYPD after me?” by Nicholas K. Peart. Multiple things appealed to me from this article. First and foremost, the title. It speaks of life from a black or hispanics point of view. It makes us seem like nothing more than animals to be hunted and “ put down”, I for one fully endorse the belief in which this titles resonates upon readers. One main part of this article that stood out to me personally was a fragment of a statement made towards the end of the article. The fragment was “ No reason... other than the color of their skin.” I wrote a response to just this segment alone because it seems that because our skin is why we are “ hunted”.
Text from the source: No other reason other than their skin.
Citation: Nicholas K.Peart, (2011). Why is the NYPD after me? The New York Times
What this quote dictates essentially is the rather biased philosophy that the NYPD uses and enforce towards black men- specifically. It seems that being brown is the same as being black. I guess the NYPD must be color blind. When you say the word black, what comes to mind. Night. Darkness. Space. My skin is not that. I am brown. I am Jamaican. When you say “black”, are you referring to the slaves from Africa or the people who live in the hood? What is it- exactly-by your terms? I guess the word “ black” is a general discriminatory stereotype that basically summarizes all dark- toned people as one regardless of race, creed, etc.
I truly believe that people fear something that they have not seen before. World peace is something that many speak of, talk about but has not been achieved yet. When that time- that day come when world peace does exist, people will then see what those before them were fighting so hard to establish: a world free of senseless death, disease and war.