I'm not one to name names, I'm better than that. I was going over some information regarding some behavior from an individual that I find backhanded, hypocritical, and hateful and wanted talk about it. Beyond that though, the point I'm going to try and make is one that everyone could benefit from, and this is a problem that persists beyond this sole individual.
There's something that needs to be understood. I fully support the rights of every man, woman, and child on this planet because my moral code is a simple one that says the only thing required to be a good person is not bringing unjust harm to another(just in this casem just would be an act of protecting yourself and others). It should also be known that I'm equal opportunity in pointing out stupidity, I would gladly turn to my own side and ream their asses for being morons if the need arouse(and believe me, it has and I have).
That being said, I also try to understand people and work out if maybe there's a reason for the way they're acting. I know all to well that you can't always judge a book by it's cover and people may full well say hurtful things without realizing it or even registering they're saying something wrong. That's why the first step in dealing with people is to always pursue the line of thought and see what the logic behind it is.
But I guess I'm rambling barely related things to my main point to avoid it, so I should get on with it.
There's one thing I've learned in my life, and that's the fact there's some people who like saints, martyrs, or even helpless victims on the surface, but hide something ugly and hateful beneath the surface, and this is where my point lies. It's one against hypocrisy.
You see, there's a thing called practicing what you preach, and the reverse of that could be called "hating the sinner, loving the sin". One of the ways I see this happening is preaching about not being ashamed of who you are, and how hating someone for how they were born is wrong(two points I fervently agree with) and then proceeding to spitefully insult, demean, and hate others for being born into a social majority. This action is doing nothing but reflecting poorly on your own cause, and stomping your own message into the dirt. Whether it be racial minorities looking down on whites, homosexual people looking down on heterosexuals, transgendered people looking down on cisgendered people, or any supporters of these people doing the same. It's pure hypocrisy and it needs to stop if this world is ever going to find peace.
The other very prominent form of this is atheists looking down on religious people. I know full well how stupid fundamentalism is and I've jabbed at myself(and I'm a Christian), but to dismiss all people of belief that way is short-sighted and extremely ignorant to the nature of faith and what it can mean to people. It may mean hate and Dogma for some, but not for me and quite a few others. I've lost both grandparents and my sister already(and now my Dad is doing bad) and for me my faith means that I don't have to say goodbye to them forever. it means they're in a better place and I'll see them again someday at the end of the road. Even beyond that it means love, it was faith that opened my own eyes in the end and taught me that the God I believe in wouldn't allow someone to be born a certain way just to hate them for it. It taught me that he wouldn't condemn two people for loving each other.
I just wanted leave that message, and say that no-one should be made ashamed of who they are, be they minority or majority. Peace guys, I have to go dig myself out of the bottomless pit I managed to sink into.