In recent weeks I was part of a community scapegoated. I’m not going to tell you what or why, because the reason it happened is because I can’t speak up against it due to possible negative ramifications, which is why “we” were scapegoated in the first place.
As far as I know, no one has been harmed because of this, but that isn’t always the case.
We’ve seen the terrible assaults inflicted on Asian people around the world, scapegoated due to the pandemic, with cruel and thoughtless politicians making it worse.
More recently, we witnessed the assault on a lady in Singapore, who was of Indian race and we all know the catastrophic situation in India was the reason for this hate crime. It was because she was Indian and therefore, in the abusers mind, I’m sure he saw her as a risk to him!! Terrible.
Please, please, please, do not get caught up in scapegoating any community for any reason, and please stop others doing it too. Smearing an entire race of people during this pandemic has been horrible, but it’s something that has happened throughout human history.
We too willingly accept this narrative too…. all Mexican’s are rapists and all Muslims are bad! Truly, to bring our world back together, we have to acknowledge that this divisive rhetoric is too prevalent, too many believe it, and we all suffer the violence and hatred out the other side – directly and indirectly.
Like I said, I experienced it recently. I didn’t like it at all, but I only got a taste of what it feels like. I have no experience of how truly horrible and violent it can be, and to be honest, I hope I never find out. Let’s do everyone a favour and stop doing it. All groups of people are not the same. Heck we’re not even the same as members of our own family.
If your media, governments, or leaders in your community are pitting you against an “other” and tarnishing them with hate, it’s time to really start questioning that, as well as the leaders motives. Divided we can be controlled, united it’s not so easy.
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How To Stop Feeling So Stressed my friend Dr. Margie Warrell is a powerhouse. Check out this blog if you are feeling stressed – which wouldn’t be unusual at the moment.
Editorial learnings from an aspiring musician as someone who grew up in a musical family, I really enjoyed reading Howard James piece. It is so spot on!
And I published Employee advocacy – how do I get started? this week, following my guest roles on #SEMRushChat. I hope it’s of value to those struggling to make sense of employee advocacy.
And don’t move on until you think about who you can support right now. Perhaps the World Food Program., UN Refugee Program, PowerOf , Kiva.org, Soi Dog Foundation. I know not everyone is able to do it, but if you can afford to be generous, now is the time to help your fellow human.
If you are interested in feeding those without food in Phuket, we have a #OnePhuket WeBoon account. We’d appreciate any support you can provide.
Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
Singapore launches global voluntary carbon exchange and marketplace tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Israel-Palestinian conflict: False and misleading claims fact-checked tks Steve Johnson
Business and Technology
Jeff Bezos’ $500 million ‘SUPER YATCH’ IS Sickening
When we return to work, it’s nomadic or nothing tks Kevin Cottam
Inaugural Global Forum on Economic Recovery
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
Sex, schoolkids and where it all goes wrong tks Phillipa Edwards
Suicides rise in Thailand as Covid decimates its tourism industry tks Stephanie Costa
Passion, humour, history
Let me know if anything jumped out at you?
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