Yes, I'm Opinionated

Ask anyone who knows me personally and they will tell you I am the most opinionated person they know.
Pushing my own opinions onto someone else, and belittling someone else's opinion are things I am trying to work on, but it isn't always easy.

The two issues that will always get me ranting?

Racism and immigration. 

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I can't stand racism in any form. I hate racist jokes. My family know not to say anything racist, even if they find it funny, because it just sparks something off in me.
I've always been a fighter for the underdog, and hearing someone hating on something a nothing person cannot change just infuriates me.

We were all put on this earth for a reason, and I know we're not all going to get along, but you have to show respect. As a human race if we don't respect each other, even though it may be hard at times, we have nothing. 

As for immigration. I really am going to get on my soapbox here. I once had a half hour debate with the owner of a fish and chip shop because he said something nasty and I wasn't going to stand for it.

This rant is really for the people who say 'close the boarders to EVERYONE'.

I know something needs to be done about immigration; I'm not that naive. I know we can't let everyone through our boarders, and I respect that, but I've seen the other side. I've sat with children who came to the UK through asylum and have nothing. I mean it. Every single member of their family was killed by a bomb. They don't even know how to brush their teeth because they are used to doing it with a stick. I have seen the pain in there eyes, and the hope for a better life.
The government have just decided, thank goodness, to let the translators who helped our soldiers in Iraq have visas. I just don't understand people who are against this. They helped, no, fought for our country, next to our soldiers. If they stay in their country they might be killed, not granting them a visa doesn't even enter my head. 

Yes there are people who abuse the system, but cutting off those who really need the help is wrong. 
If I was in the situation where I had a apply for asylum, I would be hoping for a better life too.

Really, I could continue, but I don't want to bore you all day with my opinions. Glad you got to see this side of me though.
What are you ranting about?

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champ king said...

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Trin @ ramsaygrace said...

That's heartbreaking. I think most people think of the "system abusers" when they think immigration, and it leaves a bad taste in their mouths. This is such a huge issue in the States right now with so many crossing the borders. I've always thought it ironic but most Americans can trace their roots back to other continents. Wouldn't that sort of make all of us immigrants?

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