Monday, April 9, 2012

Oppression by the Oppressed

It has always been intriguing to me when a person of a certain minority group, be it race or ethnicity, etc, is intolerant of another group. It's mind-boggling, actually! How could one possibly be oppressive and intolerant to another group when she/he knows exactly how it feels to be on the receiving end? To me, it makes zero sense. 
The Kurds have suffered so much at the hands of, well, everyone. They understand how it feels to be judged by simply being you. What sense does it make that they would be intolerant of the LGBT community? 
I know that every society/group has the in-group and the out-group. SOMEONE has to be the out-group, period. That's just how we are wired. But why not focus that out-group energy to ones who deserve it, like the limitless oppressors of Kurds? 

Rest in peace, Ahmet Yildiz. 

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