I’ve debated for a long time whether I wanted to make this post or not and whether it was worth it. I’ve been debating this since November. For a long time I decided against it for one reason only; I was scared of the possible backlash. Another reason is that I thought what I was feeling was solely applied to me – but I was wrong. Another was that I didn’t know what good could come of posting about something like this. But the point of blogging and expressing your thoughts isn’t to get something out of it. It’s just to experience the cathartic effect of posting about something like this; so here goes.
I read an open letter by the President of Oklahoma Wesleyan university a few months ago it was titled: This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University! I agree, University is not a place where everyone has to agree with you and where people need to tread carefully around you just to keep you comfortable. I am open to debate on my opinions. I love talking to people on important issues and hearing where they stand and why. If you hate England, if you hate my accent, if you hate anything about me or where I am from I would love to know your argument why. If you can’t provide one then your opinion really isn’t valid because you have no reason to feel such a way. The exact same thing would applied to me if I were to say ‘I hate America’ – which I do not.