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Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
...So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You Can't Sit With Us☮♥

Today I went to a really squalid looking clinic to get my medical forms sorted for my visa. I don’t understand why the embassy had to choose that specific clinic for people to go to. It was really revolting.

One thing I noticed, which irritated me, was the fact that even in that shitty little clinic, discrimination was noticeable. You had to be blind not to be aware of it… I walked in, NOT wearing the traditional Abaya and Sheila that the natives of this country are intended to wear- just FYI I seldom ever wear it as I don’t believe in it- then again that’s just my outlook on the case. Anyway, I walked in and the nurse at the reception treated me like everyone else, until she found out my nationality. That was when she advised me to wait my turn, in an explicit room. The thing is, she was really sketchy about it so I just asked her why I couldn’t wait in the other room, in which a few seconds beforehand, I saw an Indian lady walk in to. She mumbled something unintelligible and told me I could wait wherever I wanted to. That it was my choice. So I chose to follow the Indian woman into the same room the nurse had disjointedly told me not to sit in. To my surprise I found that the clinic was separating the patients on the basis of nationality. The minority of the country were placed in a room with old paint peeling off of the walls, and orange, plastic, garden chairs. While the other room contained; bulky, indigo, leather seats which were placed around a brightly lit, air conditioned waiting area.

I do not understand the need to discriminate against people, and then segregate them! We are all born equal… Or so they say… I wish to live in a world were favoritism and prejudice of any kind, did not exist. Where people are treated equally and seen and appreciated for who they are and not judged and condemned simply because of their race, gender, sexual orientation… Or even age. This being said, I’m not that naïve. I know that we live in a sickening, irrevocable, sadistic and corrupted world; a place where hatred is the norm, where blackmail is the only way to achieve things. Why do we choose to live like this? Why is it that people always seem to jump to war? - The alleged immediate conclusion to any problem. Why do we fight, and hate, and try to annihilate other people…

There is always another way. You just have to maintain your search for it.

Safe to say, I decided to wait in the room with the peeling walls.

♥ xoxo


Tawni said...

why do you think all people should be considered equal?

and why do you think "we choose to live like this"?

keep fighting "the man."

Tawni said...

Just some questions. i want to know what you think.

why do you think people should be considered equal?

and why do you think people normally choose the aggressive way to respond to a disagreement?

What do you think is the biggest hindrance to ending, or lessening prejudice around the world?

discrimination = fail.