I didn’t really want to write about this, and maybe I won’t even post it, because when it comes to certain topics, people aren’t open to hear what others have to say. But still I have lots of thoughts in my head, that I’d love to share. So if you see this posted, please put a little effort to actually understand what I’m trying to say.
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you probably know about everything going on in USA. If you don’t, here’s a little rundown of the recent events: a police officer killed an Afro-American man called George Floyd, and after that the citizens in different states began massive demonstrations and riots. The logo for this whole situation became “black lives matter“. And I totally agree with that, black lives do matter… as well as all the other kinds of lives. People have been fighting against racism for a long time now, but they haven’t noticed, that sometimes what they do is also another kind of racism, which some people call a positive racism. What happened to that man is terrible and this kind of things shouldn’t be happening at all, but sadly they do, and they happen to people of every color. But people seem to not care or notice when a bad thing happens to white people, or people belonging to smaller communities and nations. I know that, because I myself am from a small, not famous country. And people from my country have also been brutally murdered throughout years, but who talked about that? No one. Please don’t think that I am a racist, I’m against all that artificial things that people or whoever created to separate us: race, religion, gender, nationality etc… These things do exist, but it shouldn’t be something to make us enemies, or make someone higher or more important than the other one. Who cares what color you are, or how you call your God, you’re just a human, just like me, just like anyone else. And we don’t need to treat someone bad just because of their origins. But here’s a little counter-attack: we also don’t need to elevate someone because of the same reason. So instead of saying “black lives matter“, I want to say “ALL lives matter“, because we’re all the same, the same souls, same blood and flesh, same mind. Again, what happened recently is really sad, and unfortunately such sad and terrible things happen all the time. I sometimes hardly believe that people can do something to stop the evil, but maybe, if all get united as one, set aside all the differences, we can eventually put an end to all the violence, all the wrong prejudices and discrimination. Maybe one day we’ll understand, that we’re all just humans with souls, and with no other labels. Treat others the way you want to be treated, try to see their souls and characters instead of their color. If someone’s is a great person, does it matter if he doesn’t look the same as you? And if someone’s a bad person, it also shouldn’t matter how they look, or what they believe in. If people judge someone because of their race, it’s called discrimination. And when people praise someone also because of their race, it’s also a discrimination. People should be judged, praised and be appreciated only due to their talents and their actions, whether good or bad. Nothing is one-sided in this world. Equality is the answer to everything. And to finish this up, let’s remember one of the wisest quotes in HP universe, said by my favorite Sirius Black:
“The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”