Sunday, September 6, 2009

Why Are People So Hateful?

News Item: Madonna gave a concert in Romania recently. She paused during the concert and said "It has been brought to my attention that there is a lot of discrimination against Romanies and Gypsies in Eastern Europe. It made me feel very sad." And the result? The cheers of the audience turned to boos and jeers.

News Item: A disabled woman tries to speak in favor of health care reform at a recent town hall meeting. She was met with boos and hisses from the audience throughout her attempt to speak.

When did people become so hateful toward those who are different than they are? Or has it always been this way? Either way, it depresses me to no end to see this sort of thing still going on in this poor world of ours.

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