Near The Sea.
Two days ago I received an anonymous comment on my Dutch blog that told me that I can’t have an opinion about events if I am not there.
I did not spend four years studying Criminology and obtaining my Masters (in Enfield &Tottenham) to have no opinions, which was my response to the anonymous writer.
It’s a strange comment given that is how we operate, we talk, we tell our stories, we all add to the dialogue, we all have opinions.
I am not keen on anonymous comments but I understand not everyone has a Google profile.
What I do not understand is someone saying you can’t have an opinion unless you were there.
Seems they are also advocating a lack of thought, something that is crucial to our society.
They not only said you can only comment if you were there, they also said that even if the story happened as you had experienced it, this does not mean it has actually happened.
I personally support more thinking, more opinions, more community based solutions, more involvement from everyone.
The riots are proof I think of people not being allowed to be involved or to be part of their society and have their own opinions.