Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ignorance is Bliss

Hate Crimes

Okay folks, Jess here and today's topic is Hate crimes.

Hate crimes a vicious act of violence caused by the discrimination of ones sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background. Hate crimes is an atrocious act that shows the worse in humanity such as the Roman presecution of the catholics, the Ottoman genocide of Armenians, and the Nazi "final solution" for the Jews, and more recently, the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and genocide in Rwanda. Hate crimes have shaped and sometimes defined world history. The circle of hate is perpetual and neither side gains anything from it. Hate crimes are caused by Ignorance, A misunderstanding and misconception of another. But what can be done to reduce hate crimes? Unfortunately I don't have the answer but hopefully some day My generation and I will in order to put an end to this circle of hate.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Hey It's jess and today's topic is about Gays in the Military

Many great men have died for this country to shape it into what it is today, However a great discrimination resides and in fact is encouraged within today's military. The Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy is the most blatant showing of prejudice practice enforced by those who find it hard to tolerate people different from them. The fact that the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy is treated with such high standard, a Rule if you will; Says alot about how homophobic people are today. I ask you blogger what kind of hindrance could it pose on someone for having a different sexual orientation? The same kind of attitude is shown towards Atheist within the military, A famous quote that precedes within the Military is "There are no atheists in foxholes". Tolerance is a big issue in today's society but hopefully one day we can look past the differences and see the heroes that defended this great country.