Well I've finally had to give in to the option of monitoring all comments on my blog, something I have always been hesitant to do because of my belief in freedom of expression and my liberal attitude on censorship. But dear anonymous has forced my hand this morning. A half dozen insane comments on my little list of personal beliefs has led to this reaction. It doesn't make me happy because it means a bit more work on my part by having to monitor comments but I will not have my blog be a forum for someone else's hatred and illogical ranting.
Hatred is based on fear and fear is based on a lack of education. There is a lot of hatred in the Balkans and I won't have it here no matter what it stems from. Anonymous has vented so many types of fears/hatreds that I wouldn't know where to begin to address his/her problem. Agism, sexism, racism, etc- they're all forms of fear. I don't live my life in fear and I am truly sorry for anyone who does. It must be a terrible way to live.
I love my life. I love the choices I have made. I love the things I believe in. I love Albania and the Albanians, but I also love Croatians, Macedonians, Americans, Mexicans and Martians. The only way to bring peace to this planet is through love. Obviously hatred isn't working.
So challenge me if you will, but here I stand.