States function a bit like humans; they are after all organized and institutionalized groups of people. To move forward and improve themselves, they set goals that can inspire and mobilize their citizens.
Some people seem to want to relive December. Not the December of 2008, but of 1944. They are already living it through social media. They accuse university professors who freely express their point of view of being “snitches” and “traitors.”
“Who is hiding behind the hashtag?” “Your MP is the one posting this vulgar content.” “Here is what was written on Facebook five or six years ago.” All three of these phrases, along with several variations, were uttered many times in Parliament on Wednesday.
Opposing hatred, violence and terrorism is not a political or ideological act. It is something that requires an unwavering commitment from all of us. Without asterisks, without footnotes, without ifs and buts, without calculations.
On many issues, a head-on political collision, based on party affiliation, is expected and, at times, can be even useful. On others, such as natural disasters, there could be a greater understanding among the different parties.