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Waves of disease are often accompanied by waves of hate.
Tanya Loretta Dee had the courage a few days ago to speak out, name and challenge an unacceptable hateful behaviour she experienced in her bus in London. Boris Johnson’s own words and behaviour encourage this sort of incident.
Certain groups of people are being dehumanised by politicians and cast as the “other” because of fear. Because of that, hate is being normalised.
Brexit has nurtured the existence of nationalism in the UK’s politics. While one side wishes to return to an imperial Britain ruling the waves, the other believes in a subtle image of a tolerant Britain that never really was. Both are wrong.
A few years ago, someone flicked a switch to turn on a political machine of hatred, extremism, and intolerance. I don’t know who chose to turn this machine on.
We’ve normalized hate in America. That normalization has fostered an environment that makes it fairly easy for a teenage boy to find hate online, find like-minded communities of people, and find that his views aren’t necessarily out of the mainstream.
They gathered at Charlottesville, marched down streets with Nazi flags, and chanted the slogan of killing Jews.