I'm not here to whine about a particular instance of this, but I feel like there's a great mass of people out there who are irrationally hate many things that they do not understand. This seems to go as far back as at least the early 20th Century when pre-Bolshevik Russian pogroms would vandalize, loot and burn Jewish stores within places like Petrosgrad (St. Petersburg) and Moscow.
After Pearl Harbor, there was an irrational hatred of Japanese-Americans as well.
After 9/11, there was one of Muslims.
Those are just the two most known examples in our country (the United States.) I'm falling asleep here, so my sentences are not coherent, but why do people fall for this blatant idiocy? What does a little Japanese kid have to do with the Empire of Japan attacking Pearl Harbor? It makes no sense, so why would you antagonize that kid and his family who are just trying to make ends meet?
I don't understand. I am not willing to say that thus is how human nature is and that we are resigned to it because that's not how I am, and that's not how at least some others are as well.
When will people start using their brains?