not aCCEPTING THE uNACCEPTABLE

Accepting and tolerating unacceptable behavior and hate speech as normal is a slippery slope.
It changes behavior, destroys kindness and compassion and gives permission to hate.
If hating entire groups of innocent people becomes acceptable, then hating people for no reason is acceptable.
Accepting hatred as a way of life provokes violence and tears people apart.

It has divided our country.
We don’t talk to each other anymore.
There is no more exchanging of ideas and having meetings of the mind. Instead we have no more communication.
The hatred that is acceptable in the United States ignites hatred in Chemnitz, Germany, in Brazil and many other parts of the world.
It allows journalists to be killed.
It permits thousands of people to be persecuted.
It wipes out the dignity and respect we ought to have for our fellow humans, nature, animals and the planet.

Nothing good comes out of accepting the unacceptable.
Apathy, passivity and silence in the presence of hate speech is taken as acceptance by the haters.
LET’S NOT ACCEPT THE UNACCEPTABLE AND SPEAK UP.
Our survival as a democratic society depends on it.

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