“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” (Martin Luther King JR.)
This speaks for itself and there really isn’t anything that I could add to it.
I watch this presidential election with absolute disbelieve. I follow the news in Europe and the rest of the word and my disbelieve turns into sadness.
Has this world gone mad? Haven’t we learned anything from the past? Haven’t we all seen what hate will do?
How can we in the civilized world be so uncivilized? Whether they are fans of Donald Trump, supporters of Brexit or Marine Le Pen voters in France, all the “angry voters” have one thing in common, they are outraged and full of hate and fear.
The outrage is directed against elites in politics and in the business community; it is directed against the established political parties, against the mainstream media, against free trade and -of course- against immigration.
Fueled by hate they march the streets. “Take back control” was one of the main slogans used by Brexit supporters in the United Kingdom; “make America great again” is a slogan we hear here from Donald Trump.
75% of the youth in Great Britain didn’t support Brexit, they wanted to stay in the EU. 75% of the youth here in the United States of America doesn’t support Donald Trump. Will they be heard?
Many of the older voters want to go back in time (like that would be even possible). Life around them has changed and they don’t like it. The future of the youth is at stake; I hope we will not force them into darkness. I hope history will not repeat itself.
Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love… Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man, but to win his friendship and understanding.
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy, instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.