So because my everyday is overwhelmingly positive, it makes me so sad that current happenings here are so ridiculously negative. Specifically, the horrifically hateful right-wing nationalism that has been rearing it's ugly, ugly head in this corner of the world lately. Some flava from recent headlines:
- Bitter Blood Boils Between Neighbors (Budapest Times)
- Slovak, Hungarian leaders Fail to Thaw Icy Relations (Deutsche Welle -- one of my new favorite news sources, btw)
I am so sad and angry about such things. But there is some goodness from a Slovak Spectator editorial:
"Whenever a political leader, not to mention one who leads a party which is part of the government, lets out steam by calling other nationalities robbers and villains, there will always be a handful who will take it as an inspiration and might one day choose to go out into the street and attack people for using a different language or having a different skin colour."The thing is, this is true for everywhere, not just Slovakia. Disaffected white males: quit feeling sorry for yourselves and find something more productive to do -- love will always triumph over hate, so just submit now.