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(18+) A Brief History
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United Kingdom xTheDeadPixel 
[[Trigger Warning]] : (Contains bullying, homophobia, xenophobia, sexual assault) A brief history of my views and why I am now a progressive. I was born in a working/middle-class, predominately white town in the south east of England. Between the ages of 12-17 I saw migrants as invaders and scroungers. Between the ages of 9-13 I saw being LGBTQ+ as disgusting. I was a scumbag as a youngster. I skipped school, started smoking at 9, started drinking at 11 and started smoking weed at 12. My friends and I would go around town looking for German exchange students to "Nazi bash", we bullied a kid that was once a close friend who we found out was gay, we would hang outside the local Mosque and shout abuse at the Muslim attendees. My views started to change as I got older. The Muslims we were abusing were there because they had fled Iraq and Afghanistan due to the ongoing wars, and all we were doing was contributing to their torment. I made amends with my gay friend and apologized for how we had treated him, which is one thing I'll never forgive myself for because we outed him before he was ready. I can remember with extremely vivid detail the day I questioned what I was doing. I was 14, I had just split with my then gf of 1 1/2 years, (cheated on me with best friend) and upon returning home there was a knock at my door. Some old friends that I wasn't too fond of had come to ask if I wanted to go for a smoke. Not caring about how I felt about them at the time I agreed. 3 hours later I'm hiding in the back of my step-fathers mobile phone shop because one of them had attempted to rape me. It took me until 2017 to finally come to terms with what happened that day, but from that day on I vowed to be kind to all, and fight my heart out for anyone that had ever been mistreated. No-one deserves to feel what I felt. No-one deserves to be put through what I had put them through. Every person on this planet we call our home deserves to be loved and respected, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, nation of origin or political views.
2019-02-22 11:17
ok that's very interesting
2019-02-22 11:18
#22
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Denmark reverseee 
i agree
2019-02-22 11:35
ok
2019-02-22 11:21
so you're saying that your teen mom didn't give you a proper education when you were a kiddo and you were a total retard .... and we're supposed to care because ... ?
2019-02-22 11:22
iz tragic story men((((
2019-02-22 11:25
#9
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United Kingdom xTheDeadPixel 
Mother and education are not to blame in the slightest. She was 31 when she had me. I was in the gifted and talented program at school. I just chose the wrong friends and went down a path of destruction. She tried everything in her power to set me right, even got the police to take me to a local prison to show me where I was headed.
2019-02-22 11:26
unless you suffer from some mental illness, education has all to do with it. Your mom probably is one of those "cool moms" that let their children do everything and anything because they're "premature". She should have learnt to say no.
2019-02-22 11:41
#27
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United Kingdom xTheDeadPixel 
Or....my mother had been in an abusive relationship with a drunk, was smaller and weaker than me, and I was angry...all the time. She was terrified of me.
2019-02-22 11:42
weakling.
2019-02-22 11:48
Parents do not have total control of how their children turn out. They can guide them towards the right path, but in the end it's the child who chooses.
2019-02-22 15:34
Loving and respecting everyone isn’t progressive, it’s common sense.
2019-02-22 11:22
+1
2019-02-22 11:25
+1 as if being kind is a recent discovery lmao
2019-02-22 11:25
Exactly! Not to take anything away from what he's been through, but that would/should be expected from most people.
2019-02-22 11:27
+1 -ideology +common sense.
2019-02-22 11:38
+1
2019-02-22 11:45
+1
2019-02-22 12:38
yes rightards are racists that smonk weed at 5 yrs old and cut peopel.
2019-02-22 11:23
personal anecdote =/= painting people with a brush
2019-02-22 11:27
you're defending them? why/
2019-02-22 11:27
0/8
2019-02-22 11:28
nt trumpf fan.
2019-02-22 11:29
oRaNgE mAn BaD
2019-02-22 11:30
orange man bad af. he racist and white.
2019-02-22 11:30
he racist and orange*
2019-02-22 11:31
my bad.
2019-02-22 11:32
#23
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Denmark reverseee 
nO. oRaNge mAn bAD
2019-02-22 11:37
YES oRaNgE mAn bAd
2019-02-22 11:37
i used to be progressive but after actually having to deal with the migrants from middle-east i'm not progressive anymore.
2019-02-22 11:26
Damn how bad is the immigrant problems in European countries?
2019-02-22 11:34
I mean, in Finland it's not THAT bad, but there are still some places where the migrants all concentrate into a small area and those places are absolutely disgusting. I'm not really against immigration per se, as long as we stop getting people who are actively harmful to our society. As a kid I had a few Iraqi friends and it was all fine and good, the problems with them only really start once you grow up, by the time we were teenagers it already felt like they didn't belong here even though they were born in this country. The thing that annoys me the most is that this is a problem that "we" chose to have. We could have just chosen to not get refugees. Most of the people that advocate letting all people in the country are the kind of people who don't have to deal with them every day, I feel. Mostly because my experiences are so drastically different from what they claim it will be. I have nothing against work based immigration where the immigrants actually make an attempt to integrate, and learn the language. For example, I don't expect a grown man to become fluent in Finnish, that's ridiculous, but I expect them to at least make an attempt to learn.
2019-02-22 12:32
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United Kingdom lr1015 
fully agree, but that doesn't mean we just all open our borders and sing kumbiyah
2019-02-22 11:28
#28
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United States flybywire12 
I salute you sir. Its never too late to change. I too once walked that ugly path.
2019-02-22 11:43
#29
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Russia Gresskaret 
"Every person on this planet we call our home deserves to be loved and respected" No, you as a younger didn't deserve it. If you break the nonverbal agreement of mutual respect, people have a right to treat you the worst. Respect others and yourself to achieve happiness and productivity. And it doesn't necessarily exclude xenophobia Now tell how you haven't got stabbed after shouting at Muslims
2019-02-22 11:45
#33
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Sweden currycurry 
I have never seen this copypasta before
2019-02-22 12:34
[[Trigger Warning]] : (Contains bullying, homophobia, xenophobia, sexual assault) A brief history of my views and why I am now a progressive. I was born in a working/middle-class, predominately white town in the south east of England. Between the ages of 12-17 I saw migrants as invaders and scroungers. Between the ages of 9-13 I saw being LGBTQ+ as disgusting. I was a scumbag as a youngster. I skipped school, started smoking at 9, started drinking at 11 and started smoking weed at 12. My friends and I would go around town looking for German exchange students to "Nazi bash", we bullied a kid that was once a close friend who we found out was gay, we would hang outside the local Mosque and shout abuse at the Muslim attendees. My views started to change as I got older. The Muslims we were abusing were there because they had fled Iraq and Afghanistan due to the ongoing wars, and all we were doing was contributing to their torment. I made amends with my gay friend and apologized for how we had treated him, which is one thing I'll never forgive myself for because we outed him before he was ready. I can remember with extremely vivid detail the day I questioned what I was doing. I was 14, I had just split with my then gf of 1 1/2 years, (cheated on me with best friend) and upon returning home there was a knock at my door. Some old friends that I wasn't too fond of had come to ask if I wanted to go for a smoke. Not caring about how I felt about them at the time I agreed. 3 hours later I'm hiding in the back of my step-fathers mobile phone shop because one of them had attempted to rape me. It took me until 2017 to finally come to terms with what happened that day, but from that day on I vowed to be kind to all, and fight my heart out for anyone that had ever been mistreated. No-one deserves to feel what I felt. No-one deserves to be put through what I had put them through. Every person on this planet we call our home deserves to be loved and respected, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, nation of origin or political views.
2019-02-22 12:37
You came to the wrong conclusion. People = shit.
2019-02-22 15:27
amazing story everyone should be treated with respect. the world is so full of hate but people like you and i and many other people could change it. 'Be the change you want to see in the world.'
2019-02-22 15:33
#40
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Germany Shadyy89 
i rate one out of eight
2019-02-22 15:46
#41
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United Kingdom xTheDeadPixel 
Funnily enough "Be the change you want to see in the world" is in my Twitter bio XD
2019-02-22 17:55
worst copypasta i've ever seen
2019-02-22 15:39
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