02/07/16 I fucking HATE you

I fucking hate you. What in the name of God made you vote for that bunch of self serving, back stabbing, fucking wankers?
How fucking dare you challenge my hard won beliefs and thoughts. 

Who the fuck do you think you are? What gives YOU the right to belittle my fears? 
You’re misinformed! You’re stupid! You’re a fucking idiot – I mean, how the hell could you fall for their lies? 

Tory!

Socialist!

Corbynite! 

UKIP voter! 

Fascist

Racist

Black 

White

Christian

Muslim

Old

Young

Now remove the word ‘bastard’ from the tail end of your object of hate.

BREXIT!!!

Did you see that Leicester City won the premiership? 

But I’m not interested in football…

But yeah, now you mention it, it was pretty cool that the underdogs..

Did you see those football fans in France though?

English/ Russian thugs…!

I can’t believe the Welsh voted us out of…

Did you see the match last night though? 
They beat Belgium – currently – on paper – they are the second best team in in the world…!

Did you hear their fans singing? 

Personally, I was bubbling….well, I might have had something in my eye…

I was grinning like a…

I went on the Internet to look up ‘I am Wales/ Welsh/ a Welshman…’

Je suis Cymru or some such.

Why? Why would I feel such emotional connection with this hotch potch band of young men chasing what, in years gone by, was a gathering of leather hexigons wrapped around a rubber bladder, around a field? 

I’m a ScotEngBrit atheist, europhile with blue eyes, a mental health problem and a passion for loads of stuff that has fuck all to do with football or Wales. 

What in the name of Ryan Giggs make me feel so passionately about…

It was so easy.

It was as natural as breathing.

No, I didn’t hate the Belgians – I felt an affinity – whatever that was – with the Welsh. 

I know I’m not the only one. 

Stop. Fucking. Hating.

If you find yourself going down that slippery slope of hating someone you know almost nothing about….

STOP!!!

THINK!!

Find out more about them – whoever THEY are…

Not from folk who hate them.

From THEM.

Ask them – whoever they are – don’t tell them what they think or how they feel. 

Don’t belittle them with smart arse comments.

Don’t glory in your difference.

Don’t distance yourself from them. 

Try walking a mile in their shoes.

Better still – try this little trick.

Imagine you’re them. Take a look at the world from that perspective. 

Argue THEIR case. 

Find out how that feels.

It really doesn’t have to be this way.

I quite like you really…

Yes, yes, even you…

I only said I fucking hate you for dramatic effect….

No, really…

Walk a mile

Chris 

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2 Responses to 02/07/16 I fucking HATE you

  1. John Sawkins says:

    Hi Chris. Met you recently at the Scottish Parliament. Here’s an idea for you: Some of us find it hard to make [simple] yes/no decisions – we prefer a more nuanced approach! Others, who have no problem on the yes/no type of question find it impossible to play advocate of the devil. I rest my case!

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