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Old 08.01.2018, 16:18
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Re: All about Muslims (in the wake of terrorist attacks in Europe)

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Or, rather - let's not move on. Let's talk about Capo's perception. How true is it? If he lives in East London, maybe he's got a point. If he lives in rural Schwyz, maybe he's just got a grudge against Mr Yilmaz upstairs.

I actually lived for a few years in the district shown in Capo's photograph and I loved it. A whole mile of curry and kebab houses, many open till four or five in the morning, and an Irish pub slap bang in the middle of it! What's not to love?
This sort of thing is like a Rohrschach blot. Different people see different things in it. Reactions can range from very positive to very negative with all the shades between.

And just like a Rohsrchach plot, there is no right or wrong. If we go around telling people who see something else than we do, that they must be wrong because we are right, then we have misundertood the essence of the Rohrschach test.

This brings us to the whole issue of taking offence. Before we take offence at something, be it a picture of Muslims celebrating Eid, or be it a statue of Robert Lee, we need to remember it is only a 3-D Rohrschach blot, and that if we need to tell other people what they should be seeing there, we need to think fast so we don't become the fascos in the discussion.

But likewise those creating the picture and holding the event need to think about how it may be viewed by others. This is not saying they shouldn't do it. But if somebody gets upset, hell, what were they expecting?

Only extemists have absolute explanations and absolute interpretations.
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