The Love Trumps Hate Challenge

The Love Trumps Hate Challenge

After the US election on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, I went to bed feeling very hurt, helpless and worried for the world. But when I woke up the next morning, the last thing on my mind was to stay in bed and be complacent. I was ready to take action. This past week I have kept myself busy peacefully protesting, volunteering, donating and spreading my love and support to whomever needs it. Now I’m bringing it to my blog as one of my Monday Meme blog challenges.

Here is a list of 15 things I plan to do over the next four years to help me get through them feeling like I did my part for humanity. I hope you take the challenge and do at least a few of them yourself:

  1. Vote!:  We need to make sure we all register to vote and encourage all of our family and friends to do the same. Once we do that, we need to make sure we vote, and vote in every single election. Not just every 4 years but all the elections in between. One of the easiest ways to do it, sign up for mail-in or absentee ballots, they come straight to your door. You just fill them out and mail it in for every election. You can also provide your cell phone number for election text reminders, or volunteer as a poll worker for your next local elections.
  2. Show your support and speak out: If you see harassment or bullying going on in the real world, speak out! Wear a safety pin on yourself and stand up for those that are afraid of being targeted so they can feel a sense of relief if they see it on you. Stop your fellow Americans in the streets, hug them and tell them you support them, you want them there and you are there for them.

  3. Help combat global environmental issues like climate change: The best thing we can all do to combat climate change is to change our eating, drinking, and energy consumption habits. A Global Environmental Scientist shares a list of 3 things in 5 categories everyone can try to do to live a more sustainable life. You can also contribute to Friends of the Earth which is the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, or volunteer with the NextGen Climate Action group which works to fight climate change through political action.
  4. Advocate for immigration reform and social justice:  Donate to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (Maldef) which is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization or Border Angels which is an all volunteer, non profit organisation that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice issues related to the US-Mexican border.
  5. Assist POC in America in the fight for their civil rights: Donate to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense and Educational Fund or the Black Lives Matter Network which advocates for dignity, justice and respect.
  6. Protect Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights: Donate and volunteer at Planned Parenthood.  This is not just about being pro-life or pro-choice, it’s about giving women the opportunities for proper healthcare and education. It’s about saving the lives of thousands of women across the nation!
  7. Help Sexual Assault Victims: Donate or Volunteer for RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) which is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
  8. Support the LGBTQ community: Donate or Volunteer for the Trevor Project which is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
  9. Respond to the Refugee Crisis: Donate or volunteer at the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), which organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons.
  10. Help those that are living in poverty and going to sleep hungry at night: Donate or volunteer at a food bank. Find out how you can get involved on FeedingAmerica.org or United Nations World Food Programme, which fights hunger worldwide.
  11. Support Women in Government: Emily’s List is an American political action committee (PAC) that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office because everyone should have the opportunity to be heard and make a difference. Click over and donate or run for office yourself!
  12. Fight bigotry and educate yourself and your family and friends: I truly believe that education is the key to acceptance and tolerance. If you are uninformed about a community, a religion, a movement, or a cause, educate yourself about them with valid, non-biased resources. Reach out to people in those communities and see if you can do anything to help or understand them better. You can also donate to The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which pledges to fight hate, teach tolerance and seek justice.
  13. Take a break from Social Media: One thing I’ve learned over the years is that sometimes people online just won’t treat you as a human being. They can’t look into your eyes, see you breathing or see the pain that you or your family/community may be going through. They just don’t understand. Now during this political climate I feel it’s best, for our sanity, to either take a break from social media or remove those that just don’t have compassion or understanding for your cause. It’s not worth the effort to fight online, you need to focus on carrying this fight in the real world. Make your online friends and social media your safe place to escape to and continue your fight in the real world. Trying to get trolls or people that lack compassion online to empathize or understand your cause is just not worth the time and hassle.
  14. Be a positive role model online: If you do choose to stay on online, be a positive light. Share a virtual image of you wearing a safety pin to show your support for those that now live in fear. Pen a blog post similar to this to share organizations that you feel people should support. Stand up and speak out when you see online harassment. I speak from experience when I say that you will have such an impact on someone’s life when you stand up for them. I will never forget those that supported and stood up for me when I was harassed for posting a cultural picture on a muslim holiday. Thank you so much for that!
  15. Don’t lose hope: With all of the hate, harassment and chaos going on in the country and the entire planet, trying to live a fruitful and fulfilling life may seem futile. It’s not. The world needs every single one of us to come together and do their part; that’s the only way we’re going to get through it. Hand in hand, we can create the change we need and desire. So smile and try and make others smile by reading and sharing some funny Obama/Biden memes or turn the racist graffitti on the wall into something positive and educational.

This is my new challenge this week which I hope continues on for years to come. No matter who you voted for or what your beliefs are, I am sure you can find many things in this list to relate to or be supportive of. I hope you take the time to do this challenge, either by creating a picture of your virtual self sporting a safety pin and sharing it with words of support or writing a blog post sharing organizations that you think people should support. Then we can continue to focus on our fight in the real world by donating, volunteering, supporting and standing up for those that need us most. Don’t give up, stand tall and make your voice heard!

Thank you and much love! <3

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47 thoughts on “The Love Trumps Hate Challenge

  1. Doesn't matter says:

    Up until today I have enjoyed your posts for a very long time. But can’t tolerate dragging politics into SL.

  2. Standing with you in unity, Berry. Thank you for this well thought out list. <3

    Anyone who wants a free safety pin in-world can drop by Pip's coffee shop at St John: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/St%20John/147/151/23 (there are probably other makers, too, but that's the only one I know of so far)

  3. Magenta DeVinna says:

    You’re amazing Berry. I love you and I support you 100% <3

  4. Blog your support too to stand against the rise of bigotry, hate, greed and really bad orange hair.

    https://mocoscribe.com/2016/11/14/love-trumps-hate/

  5. Thank you for the reminders, Berry. I think your positive and determined attitude is exactly what we need over the next several years. And frankly, always.

  6. Kerena Zhangsun says:

    Thanks for reminding me to find my safety pin and wear it! Excellent post, Berry. Thank you.

  7. Thank you for this wonderful post you amazing, thoughtful brilliant person. I am not American, I am Australian but we are feeling the reverberations from what is happening over here. I don’t want to say too much and detract from your beautiful post but know that even those of us who are not US citizens are watching and hoping and stand with you.

  8. Average American says:

    I love and respect how deeply passionate you are and your courage to step out and stand up for yourself and your beliefs. I believe in an America that gives you that voice. But, I think we also need to remember that just because someone didn’t vote for or doesn’t support Clinton, or doesn’t support the protests, doesn’t mean they’re automatically a well off white guy, a sexist, elitist, racist, or violent promoting monger that hates anyone different. They’re.. or rather, we’re people too. We’re Americans with rights and beliefs and convictions too. The violence against each other, on all sides, has got to stop. Get involved, like Berry said. Stand up for yourselves, and your family, your community, your faith, your beliefs.

    Love each other, folks. Because the White House doesn’t help your elderly neighbor across the street with their groceries, or give you that extra hug when you’re having an off day, or stop to help the kid on the side of the road with a flat tire, or sit with you eating ice cream and watching bad romantic comedies. These are choices we make as people, from all over the world.. to love each other for the human beings we are, including our differences.

    (For the record, I am an American who did vote. But I didn’t vote for either of the two main candidates.)

  9. Duane Spencer says:

    Sad really, one of the greatest things about Second Life is that I can get away from the real life tumult for a few hours here and there.
    Doesn’t matter who I vote for or against…I don’t care who anybody votes for or against…We all do out little parts in trying to make the world a better version of what we want it to be.
    I’m old I’m tired and I’ve seen way to much violence in way to many forms to condone it in any way…what is happening now in the US is two sided, the out in the street protestors….well heck, you lost, regroup and try again next time. The others like the people that have commented here do what you need to do to try to make your portion of the world better…and again, regroup and try next time to get the leaders you want.
    The sad part of this is the fact that now this clash is in 2L and maybe my refuge from insanity has gotten smaller…I’m not saying you’re right or wrong, I’m just saying that it hurts seeing 2L infected with RL politics.

  10. Totally agree with you . All those goals you write about people should be finding those things in their hearts to accomplish, not just because of now, but because we are humans.
    I am in the UK and fight for the rights of LGBT communities, ethnic minorities, women and disabled. I’m a unionist and despite coming across very hard times in that fight I still believe you have to keep pushing in the doors. If you stop, people lose their way. I have seen some good friends really suffer with recent elections both the Brexit and your USA elections. Social media is so powerful and people need to understand it and use it carefully with thought that their reactions can influence and harm. Positive reactions and positive actions result in good . Good on you for saying something positive.
    SL and RL = human beings.

  11. Princesskalika says:

    Doesn’t matter: if you don’t like it, no one is stopping you from removing your self from her blog. i can understand stating your views, but when someone states there views in a respectful way, respecting everyone and fighting for the abused and mistreated in this world: then there is no right to mistreat them. no. right.

    Please strawberry, keep going!! this is the mightiest use of a blog. in my opinion : this is what a blog was made for : to share views that can help everyone to have deep meaningful discussions that really help to change the world for the better for everyone. when i come on line i don’t want to escape the pain only to be met with unfairness and cruelty. and when one speaks up, they are told to shut up :this has happened to me and my family. i am meek compared to who i once was . but yours and others words of strength and compassion is waking me and so many others up from the nightmare we have been suffering under quietly. please, if you can manage it: please keep speaking! blessings to you and your family.

  12. United state is not my country im not living there actually but yes is my sister and brother home. They and their children home actually. Im afraid about them i know there is a lot of nice people like you Berry and those who are speaking out. But there is hate too thats my worries. Thanks for you support guys THANK YOU ALL!!

  13. Mariah Urriah says:

    Thank you for this Berry. Politics affects both first life and second life. The more we stay silent and support the status quo, the more people will suffer. Many of your friends in SL may actually be affected with this outcome; the clubs you attend or the designer who you enjoy may be uprooted and guess what? Less places to hide and less enjoyment of your second life. I’ve never been so afraid in all of my life and to the people that keep telling me that it will be okay, I have examples of my family who were told the same and were systematically denied and are still being denied their basic rights as a human.

    For those who are blasting Berry for using her platform that she pay for hosting to voice her views, you can use your rights and just don’t look at her blog, there are tons of other fashion blog out there with pretty pictures you can view for one day.

  14. Thanks, Berry! I find all your blog posts thoughtful and informative be they about SL or RL. Thank you for having the courage of your convictions to stand up and protest your own way! I will be forwarding this to others.

    Pssst #10, I think you mean poverty instead of property? :-)

  15. Duane Spencer says:

    I’m not sure, but get the feeling I’m being told to leave the blog…for any that would care to comment..go ahead, I stated a personal opinion that all the stuff going on in RL is now here…and I don’t care for that….my youngest daughter has a wonderful and beautiful wife and they have been happily married for almost 12 years. I’m of a different generation and I guess that I see things differently than you guys…so as they say…adios, so long, good bye, and no, I won’t let the door hit me on the way out…enjoy your lives.

  16. Thank you for all the support everyone! I’m so happy to see so many people feeling empowered enough to take action.

    As for those that didn’t like me bringing politics to my Second Life blog, I apologize for the inconvenience I may have caused you. I just figured since it’s my blog and people’s lives are at risk, I should be able to talk about it since it concerns me. Also, I have blogged about politics before on this blog, many times, I guess you guys missed those posts. I will most probably blog about politics in the future again as well because it’s a topic that interests me. I absolutely understand if you choose never to read my blog again.

    Have a great day everyone and remember to share the love and support in the real world as well! <3

  17. […] After the US election on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, I went to bed feeling very hurt, helpless and worried for the world. But when I woke up the next morning, the last thing on my mind was to stay in bed and be complacent.  […]

  18. I feel the same way you do. I grieved all the next few days. In response to “Doesn’t Matter”, We are all real people behind our cartoons in SL. We all have the right to bring with us whatever we choose and for some the social outlet is what we need to help get through this horror show if RL. If you don’t want politics in your SL fine thats your business. The rest of us will carry on with our lives and help others even if its an ear to listen IN SECOND LIFE!

  19. To all of those that oppose the protests or even just the mere thought of people being angry at the outcome, I’m sorry you feel that way. I think we can all agree that we’re exhausted with all of this, but what I believe you should do is stop for a minute and think about what you can do to help others who are affected by this, as Berry has said, instead of disregarding their opinions. To be completely honest, these aren’t just people who feel the need to be angry for no reason. These are people who are angry because their very lives are at stake and not just from vitriol that was bred during the campaign and the proposed policies, but from their neighbors, co-workers, family members, and strangers that now feel as if they have every right to say and do horrendous things because they’re “right”. It hasn’t even been a week yet and I’ve experienced it firsthand as a lot of us have or have seen. Try to have empathy and the will to learn if you don’t understand why people feel a certain way. Unfortunately, equality does not come easily nor peacefully. To quote MLK: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” It may not matter to you, but you are not the only one on this planet.

    Thank you again for being an amazing and informative ray of light in this world, Berry. I hope everyone stays safe and finds the happiness they deserve.

  20. […] Singh has an interesting post up with an interesting meme: The Love Trumps Hate Challenge. The basic idea I took away is to be loving and living what you believe, do something. But… her […]

  21. LifeIsPrecious says:

    I’m just going to leave this here:

    youtube.com/watch?v=GLG9g7BcjKs

  22. As a citizen of both, a NATO allied country and resident of a BRICKS country I must say I’m overly happy not to live in America, not to be in your shoes. I love you Berry, and your courage. And don’t let anyone tell you what you may or may not post in your own fukn blog! I blog stuff that might hurt my blog every day … only it didn’t hurt. Guess my audience is growing. \o/ YAY! \o/

    But back to the topic on hand, I gotta say I can’t care less about who’s your president. Of course Trump is a troglodyte, a primitive bully and a misogynist. But for world peace he’s 100 times better than Hillary. And that’s all that counts.

    As a maybe helpful hint for you and your countrymen: Trump was elected in a quasi democratic vote. Now deal with it. It’s not the end of the world and protest marches like “not my president!” are childish. Of course he’s your president, you fucked up and now you’re fucked. Again: Deal with it. Plotting his assasinination is childish and you’re degrading and lowering yourself to his caveman level.

    Here, read this article by our fellow bloggerista Rose Brightflame: https://rosebrightflame.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/3254/

    That’s the other side of Trump’s triumph and shows the appaently good side in a very ugly light. Jeeze, words can’t describe how much I abhore all those millenials and younger. Yes, I’m biased like that. ;)

  23. @Duane Spencer: You won’t see this, because you’ve already left, but nobody was telling YOU to “leave the blog”. People were telling Doesn’t Matter that they weren’t forced to read it. The reason they said this was that Doesn’t Matter said they “couldn’t tolerate” people dragging politics into SL. Which is ironic, considering this post is all about tolerance and the understanding of that which is different than oneself.

    You’ll only find politics in Second Life if you go actively looking for it. Of course, if you read widely around the subject of SL you’ll find real world events pulled into the virtual world arena on blogs and other social media, such as the Je Suis Charlie movement, or the groundswell of support for the LGBT+ community in the wake of the Orlando shootings, as well as after the landmark victory for marriage equality in the States (which the community might well lose in the light of this election, alongside the very real possibility of women losing reproductive rights over their own bodies, since Trump has said he will overturn Roe vs Wade). But as to actually finding politics within the virtual world of SL? I’ve been a resident for over nine years, and unless I’ve gone specifically to places or events that have a political link, I’ve not seen anything political whatsoever inworld. I think you’ll find that your “refuge from insanity” is still perfectly safe.

    As to your comments about the protesters, which intimate they should give up, shut up, and try again in a few years’ time: when did giving up become the way we should show our frustration and despair? Did Rosa Parks give up? Did Tank Man in Tiananmen Square give up? Change is not effected by sitting down and waiting for the next chance to do something, in a few years’ time.

    If people don’t use their voice, they lose their voice.

  24. Here’s my addition to the pile: http://ahostilemakover.wixsite.com/narcissisticrockstar/single-post/2016/11/15/If-you
    Thanks for the thought-provoking & deep challenge this week, Berry. I have so much more to say on it all, but I think there are more than enough long comments here right now.

  25. I am astonished that people would say that they would stop following Berry’s blog simply because she called for all her readers to fight against hate. This post was as far as I can see was merely a call to ‘arms’ to promote tolerance, love, hope and friendship. What’s wrong with that? What’s happening in the US and Europe is reminiscent of what happened in nazi Germany and no I’m not exaggerating. Bad things happen when good people do nothing.

  26. We all came to Second Life to have a break from real life. Politics should not come into this. The world is a mad place right now and all that is going to change this is … CHANGE. Donald Trump might be the odd one out but he is the one that won. He might bring the change that so many of us want to see. No matter how people feel about this, there were more that wanted to see change. Something different and something good. Many countries out there have it much much worse than the USA … so maybe starting to feel grateful will help you all heal and accept that the world cannot go on the way it has been. So accept that there are more people out there that wanted him to be the President of the United States. Stop this childish rioting.

  27. Arrogantpieceofass says:

    Who the fuck do you think you are talking politics on here????? You’re a virtual nothing. VIRTUAL. No one gives a flying fuck, pumpkin. What an utter joke you are. Stick to playing barbie, for the love of Trump.

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  29. Oh boy, well, politics. I hate to post comments, especially when politics is involved, because the written word is so often misinterpretted based on the readers perception but I’ll try. Please picture me smiling and open with no agenda as you read this:

    In America we have the first amendment which gives us protected free speech as long as we are not infringing on other peoples rights in the process. I’m sure everyone knows this and I’m preaching to the choir but I felt it needed to be said.

    This blog belongs to Strawberry Singh not Linden Labs and I think she is the only person who can control the content other than whatever rules her host server imposes upon her. If I’m wrong about that please let me know. I understand not wanting to have politics rear it’s controversial head in a place some consider their escape, I really do, but it is her right to do so. Anyone can choose to read or ignore the post while still enjoying the content they enjoyed before. Or not. It’s all about personal choice. I do know it’s more complicated than that as lots of feelings are involved but the facts support the raw truth of the matter.

    Moving on…

    As a self-proclaimed Independent and a Constitutionalist I support the right of everyone to speak their mind. This applies whether I agree with them or not. The first amendment is for everyone.

    I think it is never a good idea to shut down those who have opinions different from my own by calling them names, shaming them, blocking them, or telling them to just shut up and sit down. This accomplishes a whole lot of nothing other than reflect poorly on myself and alienate others while muddling my original message. I see this happen a lot on both sides of the argument. I can’t call it a debate because I’m not seeing much debate going on at all. I seem to see arguments based on lots of feelings instead of a lot of facts. I don’t mean specifically here on this blog, I’m talking in general terms. I actually liked reading this post and also enjoyed reading the comments as well as the other bloggers posts in support or rebuttal of Strawberry’s post. I like to hear all points of view. I’d love to see more of that kind of thing on all sides of the discussion. I say all sides because there are more than just two, despite what the Democratic party and the Republican party and the Media would like us to believe.

    My question is: Where did our ability to debate, with facts not feelings, go?

    If we have a civil debate supported by facts and not feelings we may discover that our own beliefs are not grounded in fact and we learn something and, perhaps, change our minds or we may persuade someone else to change their mind. We also may just agree to disagree. Minds can be changed in a debate, though, because we are forced to defend our beliefs with verifiable facts in order to win them over to our side. Feelings aren’t facts and, while they are certainly real and should be acknowledged, they should not be the basis of argument for or against something. When we are forced to defend our point of view it educates us and may either reinforce our beliefs, making our own argument stronger or it may shatter our belief and require us to change our mind. That can be scary, but it is something we should all challenge ourselves to do.

    We all need to talk TO each other more, not yell AT each other. We also need to listen. We may find we all have more in common than we initially thought.

    In other news:

    If you are freaking out and thinking this is the end of the world please take some time to re-familiarize yourself with how our Federal Republic government works. We are not a pure Democracy and the reason for this is so that the majority can not rule over the minority. We all have the same constitutional rights as spelled out by the Constitution of the United States.

    I think it is fairly straight forward. In my opinion, it is sometimes made harder when there is government overreach on both the local and national levels.

    I don’t believe the Democratic Party or the Republican Party is suddenly going to fall in line like lemmings behind one hard line ideal. It just doesn’t happen. Even when one party holds a majority in house, senate and the POTUS, they have trouble agreeing on much. We’ve all seen it, usually much to our dismay. I would guess the majority of people in America tend to be moderate with some smaller groups leaning harder left or harder right followed by the usual fringe group of very noisy extremists on each side that make everyone else look bad.

    Let’s try to keep that in mind going forward. We all have a lot more in common than we might think.

    If you want change, the best place to start is on the local level with your local government and your state representatives. Let the constitution be your guide.

    A side note: The Mainstream Media used to be owned by 50+ companies about 30 or 40 years ago, it is now owned by 4 or 5 corporations. There is no 4th estate, there is no free press, it’s mostly very biased reporting with a lot of agenda. Please question everything you read (and see!) and do your own research. Wikipedia, twitter and facebook are not reliable sources either. Get your information from many sources and always try to find the ORIGINAL source so you can make up your own mind based on the facts and not filtered information. Read both sides to the argument even if you hate what the other side is saying. You may be surprised, or not, to learn that there is very little honesty in journalism these days. How many times have you read the title of the article only to discover the content of that article did not support the title at all, or worse, misrepresented the original source? Also, just because you read it on twitter or facebook or anywhere really, doesn’t mean it’s true. Be skeptical.

    DISCLAIMER: My post should not be construed as support for any particular group or party. It’s simply a commentary based on my own personal opinion and experience. I will always listen to reasonable well thought out arguments and always do my best to keep an open mind. Feel free to talk to me.

  30. I remember last year when I told you that I wasn’t going to vote, and you told me to get out there and vote….I have always voted no matter what I say, because since I was 18 it has been my privelege to vote, by doing such I had some power and no reason to bitch. Welllllllll
    I voted for Hillary…..and look what happened!

    Than I found out that 43 percent of the American’s didn’t vote….so now I will not tolerate anyone saying shit about Trump being in office, cause a good majority of the American’s didn’t feel it was worth the effort. Which kinda makes me wonder..why all the protests about President Trump! If that many people didn’t want him in office, how the hell did he get in?

    I am far from super intelligent, and not a political analyst, but even I know most people that are bitching probably didn’t even vote.

    I believe in Karma, and if Mr Trump wasn’t meant to be in office…he would not be. So for now I will support my President and country, and wait four more years.

  31. Arrogantpieceofass says:

    Well said Starved Magic. Finally someone with some intelligence and common sense.

  32. Thank you for speaking about these topics. It is deeply near and above all dear to my heart! I know I have not taken time to get to know you, and shame on me for that. This is above Second Life above Real Life. This is about how we want our future to turn out for human kind. Being awake-vocal-active-involved and strong for each other is an important message. Thank you♥

  33. Brava Berry. And yes I voted, and I wish many others would have too. So for all those 43% that didn’t vote, shame on you. =(

  34. Myra Wildmist says:

    Given the current climate, it’s very brave of you to post this, Berry.

    Love Trumps Hate. (I hope.)

  35. Arrogantpieceofass says:

    And now she’s hiding and whingeing to her little Plurkie friends. What a nice person. Berry Trump.

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  37. In Australia it is compulsory to vote with the first offence being a fine if you are unable to provide an adequate excuse.

    For those who failed to vote you have effectively given your vote to someone who did and to complain about the outcome after the fact is ludicrous (of course this does not apply to those who did vote).

  38. Thanks Berry. Your thoughts were crystal clear and this is what I feel the world needs now.

  39. what is this crap? peoples lives are at risk? This is the type of propganda that scaring people all your doing is spreading it more and adding fuel to the fire…. god dems are such shit loosers

  40. youtube.com/watch?v=BGp_nWAYj6U

  41. Does everybody here realize that POC are standing up and speaking out against the whole “Safety pin” debacle? I’d trash that aspect if you’re looking to avoid hurting minorities.

  42. Madeline blackbart says:

    I don’t normally speak on blogs but…. Honestly the implications that the safety pin has is just so insulting. The idea behind it is racism masked as “helping and caring”. It’s not like there’s a magically increase in racist white men that hate minorities. A lot of these people who voted for Trump voted for Obama. You think those people voted that way because they hate minorities? The answer is no they did not. A lot of people voted for Trump because they’re hoping for someone with a conservative economic view. Another reason would be because of the fact that Hillary was willing to send us into a cold war with Russia. Another I’ve seen is because frankly social justice warriors and professional victims have been allowed to become the media voice for left wing ideals and people don’t want to listen to it any more. It’s generally not a race issue for most of the Trump voters. To me (and a lot of people leaning more toward the right) the pin comes off as more a statement of how racist and evil we supposedly are especially if we’re white. And this isn’t just in my head as I’ve been called racist simply for being white both online and in person.
    I am a bit sad to see politics on this blog but it’s not just this one that is doing this. Posting unrelated and (to there viewers who voted for Trump. One of which surprisingly or not I am not.) Alienating content. I think it’s a bit shoving it down the readers throats.
    All that said, and my disagreemebts with your views aside, I appriciate that at the very least your using this as a platform to encourage people to vote more and to make positive changes. It’d something that regardless your view point, right or left, is a great idea. At the end of the day we may disagree but we need to learn to get along and your ideas are a good way to do it.

  43. Heyyy, I’m a radical lefty of the left side of Socialism, and I don’t wanna have anything to do with fukn SJWs. In fact I’m the last bastion of humanity against millenials … and corporations … and Trump … and Clinton … and the USA … and and and … oh, and did I mention you must never buy Apple products! Neither anything Microsoft.

  44. If you’re a woman, and you are not safe at home, complaint
    If you’re blonde, believe me when I tell you you that you are smart and clever,
    If you’re french, look carefully to what is going to happen soon in USA, and VOTE!
    If you’re german, look carefully to what is going to happen soon in USA, and VOTE!

    I am sure that many and even most of the american people who voted for this man are not racist or fascist, though some are. I do think that they are just blinded by the sadness they have to see their employment flee away, by hate they have of the “establishment” people who constantly lie to them or steal them without the smallest feeling of shame. I am not trying to give lessons to anyone as we experience exactly the same in Europe.
    BUT, the fact is that they elected a billionaire who belongs to exactly the same class of people that brought the actual crisis to all of us, and by all of us I mean, USA and the other countries in the world. The first weeks after the election already show how fake are some of his promises. The bad is that the easiest among them he can realize are those which concern the poorest and weakest among american people and foreign countries.
    To those who have nasty words towards Strawberry: If anyone had had just a tenth of the words he had during the campaign, there is no doubt that he would have been banned from every sim, or likely from SL.

    If you are different, Then I love you

    Strawberry you have my full support, and I’ll do my best to avoid that such a nonsense happens in France next spring.

    Eriko

    P.S.: a French TV channel showed us an excerpt of an US interview in Trump’s apartments, showing the scary accumulation of golden bad taste. the fun part was that the reporter (Fox?) politely compared it to Versailles, thus made the whole France laugh at her. I sincerely doubt that The Rotschild Family, Thanks to them, would have spent a single cent to rehabilitate such an horror, even if golden. It should be forbidden that such ignorant and tasteless people can be president and buy their election.

  45. […] had mentioned a couple of these organizations in my Love Trumps Hate challenge a few weeks ago. I am so happy to see that now there is a way to donate and support these […]

  46. I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that has taken the time to read my post and offer your comments of support, along with the suggestions and constructive criticism. I have read it all and will definitely take it all to heart. I appreciate you guys sharing your thoughts with me.

    I will continue to do my part by donating and volunteering in the real world, especially in the coming years. Now there is a way for all of us to donate in Second Life as well. The #UnitedAndKind fundraiser has started today and will run till December 11th. Click over to my blog post about it for all the details:
    https://strawberrysingh.com/2016/11/28/unitedandkind-fundraiser-in-second-life

    Thank you and don’t forget to keep spreading the love and support in both worlds. <3

  47. […] Places to donate: ACLU – The American Civil Liberties Union More places you can donate: The Love Trumps Hate Challenge […]

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