Everyone has the right to critise, but they do NOT have the right to be intolerant, promote hate and call for violence, writes Abdul Rashid Hanafi.
Small groups along the misguided ethno-religious fringes of society are riding roughshod with impunity over the feelings of others, getting their own way, finding fault, issuing threats and condemning others.
Everyone has the right to critise, but they do NOT have the right to be intolerant, promote hate and call for violence.
Those who issue threats, not logical arguments, not only lack evidence to support their claims, but are also intellectually impotent. They are ethical wimps, who depend on the means of others.
If you accept their irrationality, you are going down a rabbit-hole and you will end up in a Wonderland where everything is nonsense because everything is what it isn’t.
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And by extension, if the majority prefer to see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil, then paradoxically everybody ends up believing in the evil in front of us.
Abdul Rashid Hanafi, a long-time reader of Aliran, is a former teacher based in Kedah.
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