Friday, December 31, 2010

Stopping hate (1)

An illustrious campaign is in the offing and is going on with no end in sight – yet. It is a campaign to threat each other fairly, equally and justly, a campaign to look at each other as children of God, a campaign for oneness, a just and morally upright cause to stop hate.

So what is hate? Why are some people, institutions and states going to kill or hate other people on the basis of their sexual orientation? And why should hate, in fact beyond gender identity and sexual orientation, be stop?

Just recently, with the prodding of the US, anti-hate advocates the world over succeeded in eliminating a UN General Assembly's human rights committee approved an Arab and African proposal to cut the reference to killings due to sexual orientation from a resolution on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions

It was a victory for all. I was a victory for common sense. But the proponents of the now hated UN General Assembly’s human rights committee proposal cried pink.

"We will not have it foisted on us," said Zimbabwe's UN ambassador Chitsaka Chipaziwa slammed the US amendment, added, “there was no need to refer explicitly to sexual orientation.”

The inclusion of killings due to sexual orientation should be banned in all walks of life. We asked, given the advancement of human understanding, why should countries adopt such a policy killing people by virtue of their sexual orientation which they did not in fact decide on?

Killing people due to their gender identity is actually a product of the current socio-economic system eliminating individuals whose existence deviate from their imposed male dominance. Still, the deciding factor, no matter what their sexual category is their hold to power and influence.

For until now, we may succeed in eliminating sexual and gender hate in world’s statutes and laws, but so long as the people, most of them are deprived in their day-to-day struggle to survive, remains subject to massive economic exploitation, a much deeper hate remains. In fact, a significant portion of the pink community are actually oppressed and exploited.

How we are going to eliminate a deeply rooted socio-economic and political hatred which divided people since the beginning of countries and states is a challenge even to the pink community.

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