Ignorance is bliss, but only sometimes. It is certainly not a good idea to keep mum when a lot is happening around you. At this juncture, the most common question is: what else can we do and how can we make a difference?
Well, the answer to this question is simple, especially if you have some sort of influence on your friends, family and relatives. Here’s what you can do.
1. Start a conversation: If you seriously want to get rid of this menace, don’t be shy to talk about such incidents with the people close to you. Talk about this subject and ask everyone to reflect on the possible repercussions of such problematic events.
2. Delve deep: Get some quick facts on how such ideology hasn’t helped any country progress but led to its downfall. If you present these facts, the person listening to you will certainly be moved, especially if they love the country and want it to progress.
3. Danger to minorities: Don’t try to put aside the real matter in your conversation. Wherever you can, talk about how these events are actually causing a threat to the minorities. If you have friends from minority communities, engage with them and give them more respect. Lead the way!
4. Save yourself: Now this may sound intimidating, but when you constantly listen to the outside noise and the danger posed by the minorities, you may also start feeling the same and getting influenced. Avoid primetime news and vague stuff and rely on factual and unbiased media.
5. Social media: We know this could be tricky but showing solidarity with those affected by calls for genocide is important even publically. However, it is advised to use social media cleverly because you don’t want to get into the muddy waters. So, talk sense and talk sensibly.
This is only a small insight into what can be done in a precarious situation like this. But these small things from your end can cause a significant impact and lead to great transformation in the long run.