there is this guy i know who likes to make generalizations about girls who wear hijab. at one point he was outright dissing hijab-ed girls in the harshest way possible just because a few of them weren't acting too nice in his opinion.
this makes so much sense to me because i once saw an iguana who stole a key-chain from a gift shop and from that day on every time i see another iguana stealing a key-chain from a gift shop i'd be like yeah, iguanas, they're all key-chain thieves! sheesh.
he has a best friend of a different race who seems like a level headed guy. the best friend is sensitive about racism, every time someone says something racist he would be the first to point it out and is not afraid to burn bridges just to get his stance across. but would he burn the bridge he has built for years with this hijab-girls hating best friend of his? because i am sorry to inform you my good man, your best friend, is racist-material.
racism is bigger than racism.
why is the first dude racist-material? because his behaviour is the very same behaviour that fuels racism. of course the dude is not directly racist towards you and you probably value that, but if this is the way he acts, believe me he is more than capable.
like i said, racism is bigger than racism. to be against racism is not just about using politically correct terms in public, or proudly exclaiming that you are not a racist, or avoiding calling someone with a different skin tone names. it runs way deeper than that, it covers more than just a scope related to how you look or what culture you are from. i also don't think we should be against racism, racists and anyone who practice any form of prejudice are the ones who should be against us.
and i guess the best friend wasn't really that level headed afterall, he is actually aware of this behaviour and still couldn't make the connection. either that or he's just accepting of whoever his best friend is, or he just doesn't care because it does not directly affect him. it's disturbing seeing as they are the type of people who wouldn't think twice about putting others down for presumably not being as modern or as civilized as they are.
there is another thing i don't get at all. some girls are so pissed off when they are pressured into wearing the hijab and would be ever ready to lash out if society presume they are whores cause of the way they dress. but they would also be the first to condemn whenever a hijab-ed girl does something indecent as if a hijab-ed girl is supposed to be a decent human being just because she is wearing the hijab.
if this is a behaviour of yours then what right do you have to be pissed off when people judge you because of the way you look in the first place? i'm not saying those people have the right to judge you i'm just saying you're an idiot. and if you are gonna be judgmental just because people are judgmental towards you then i guess this vicious cycle of idiocy will perpetually spin till the milky way pours itself into a cereal bowl of apocalypse.
it's kinda like somebody who would be surprised if they see some arabs behaving badly because arabs are supposed to act all islamic and decent because the prophet was arab not realizing that it was also the arabs that wanted to kill the prophet back in the days.
it's been said too many times don't judge a book by it's a cover, what i wanna say is if you judge a book by it's cover don't bitch when you are judged by your cover.
and i just have to say this, if you are a muslim, just because you know a lot of hijab-clad assholes does not make it any less of a duty for you to cover your aurat. fine, if you don't want to wear the hijab, it's your business, there's no need to get all defensive about it. you just choose to not do some things that your faith requires, i am also as flawed in this respect, most people i know too, no need to get bitchy about it.
those people who start distorting islam just to fit into how they live their lives piss me off even more. some islamic rules not funky and hip enough for you huh? homie, if you don't agree with some islamic teachings then it's simple, you just don't agree with some islamic teachings. islam is about submission, not innovation. it will be however it will be no matter what, you can change interpretations up to a certain point but what's concrete will always be concrete. if you don't agree, then you simply don't agree, don't try to shape something established to your own liking. if you still want to, start your own fucking religion, buy a .org, print corny car stickers, organize gatherings in a neighbourhood far far away from mine whatever whatever as long as you are banished from the proximity of my annoyance radar.
i guess with the rapid advent of social media that has swiped off the cloth blanketing thoughts running through minds i have begun to see just how primitive a lot of people are. and most of these fuckers don't even realize how redneckish they are, they think they are so distant from the close minded ways of a part of the community that they bitch about daily not knowing that they are not advancing from that but merely sidestepping into a different-looking form of redneckism.
you could be the first person to laugh every time racism is parodied in a movie, you could have the most artistic taste in movies and music, you could view yourself as the most liberal personality in your community. none of these in any way guarantee that you are immune from all that negativity which you yourself paradoxically resent.
you could have a lucrative career at a large multinational company, you could own expensive foreign cars, you could acquire a condo unit saturated with ex-pat neighbours. you would probably blend in with the rest of civilization but it wouldn't make you civilized.
a lot of people don't realize just how disgustingly shallow they are. i use disgusting because as a human being i know everyone is in one way or another shallow and hypocritical, but if you have at the very least a little bit of intelligence and common sense you could easily avoid reaching a disgusting level.
a lot of people think that just because they fit the criteria reminiscent of personalities from the culture of a developed country assuming developed countries represent civility gathered probably through mass media or just simply common knowledge they are therefore automatically civilized.
to seem civilized might require a materialistic form.
to be, requires much more.