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  • Respect...

  • It's something that I feel has been lost.

  • lately...

  • I even feel like the definition of respect has been moneyed a bit.

  • Because people have a tendency to apply it only to accomplishments that they

  • feel are worthy of praise and admiration.

  • But..

  • I'm talking about respect on...

  • A basic level.

  • Even if you just boil it down to common human decency.

  • It's being lost.

  • The golden rule still applies

  • You still need to treat people, the way that you want to be treated.

  • And you're seeing it less, and less these days.

  • Because people have a automatic tendency

  • to assume that if someone is disagreeing with someone,

  • They are their enemy.

  • and they're inherently bad.

  • and they should be f****d.

  • But you can disagree with someone

  • and still respect them.

  • You can even hate someone

  • You can hate and abhorred their actions.

  • They're doing terrible things.

  • and they need to be "hated"

  • But you still, need to treat them with respect.

  • And that's hard.

  • And you may even be thinking like...

  • How can you do that?

  • That's not possible...

  • If they're a terrible person, they deserve to be treated unfairly.

  • And that's not the way

  • That I want to live.

  • We're all humans.

  • And either, we are all humans that are equal.

  • And, deserve to be treated as equals.

  • Or we're NOT!

  • And I know people are going to think i'm speaking too generally about this..

  • So I want to get specific.

  • I'm talking about this

  • Because of the frenzy that's surrounding Felix.

  • NOT Pewdiepie...

  • Felix...

  • And I want to be very clear about something...

  • Felix is not an Anti-Semitic

  • And Felix does not advocate hate...

  • And I'm not even defending the jokes that he made

  • Because even he has apologised for some of the jokes that he did.

  • But he as a person,

  • as an inherent human being,

  • he's not these labels.

  • Because it's so easy to label someone.

  • It's so easy to do.

  • It's so easy to boil someone down

  • To a single word or a phrase.

  • And that's all they are.

  • Even if you're praising them.

  • I mean, normally it's when you're demonizing them.

  • But even if you're praising them.

  • Even if you're putting someone on a pedestal.

  • Or if you're calling them "human scum"

  • And trash, and garbage...

  • You're inherently dehumanising them in both aspects.

  • And that is something I will never stand for.

  • *YOU GO MARK*

  • Never

  • 'Cause I've said it a million times.

  • Over and over, I repeat this all the time.

  • We as Youtubers

  • Are the exact same as YOU.

  • We're humans.

  • *stutters from humbleness* We're...

  • People wandering this world trying to figure out who we are.

  • Just the same as YOU.

  • And even though..

  • Someone like Felix is being attacked and is a lightning rod for hate.

  • Whether or not that is a fault of his own actions

  • Or the society that we live in.

  • THAT

  • DOESN'T

  • Matter to me

  • Because what i'm talking about

  • Is the most basic human element

  • The one rule, that I know.

  • Very deep down

  • Is that we are all equal

  • and deserve to be treated with respect!

  • We're more than our labels

  • I

  • DON'T

  • GIVE A F***

  • What the color of your skin is

  • I don't care what religion you believe in

  • I don't care where you've come from or where you are now.

  • All I care about

  • Is who

  • you

  • are

  • and whether or not

  • You're free to be able to discover that

  • And i'm not even just talking about Felix now

  • I'm talking generally.

  • Cause if we're EVER

  • Going to be more than we are right now

  • As a society

  • As people

  • As a species.

  • As planet Earth.

  • If we are ever going to be more than that.

  • We need to.. at THE MOST basic level

  • Respect each other

  • And it's hard.

  • It's hard to take the high road.

  • It's a lonely road.

  • No one wants to go that way.

  • Because it's so easy.

  • To seek vengeance.

  • or

  • apply the other rule.

  • An eye for an eye.

  • Or label someone

  • As a simple word or phrase

  • JUST

  • to dismiss them.

  • and

  • I know

  • people are even going to twist my words

  • People are going to say that i'm defending the wrong people-

  • Or i'm defending "bad" people.

  • Or i'm spreading hate indirectly.

  • because I support

  • other people.

  • THAT'S

  • NOT

  • The way

  • I see the world

  • I see

  • Each and everyone of us

  • Not defined by our

  • RACE

  • or our

  • CREED

  • But each and everyone of us

  • a new opportunity.

  • To find ourselves.

  • And in order to defend that.

  • I have to advocate.

  • The treatment of EVERYONE

  • As an equal

  • If you don't have that

  • What's going to become of us?

  • What's gonna happen in 50 years?

  • When the generations that follow us look back, and see

  • That their forefathers.

  • Were too afraid

  • To treat each other with the most basic level of respect.

  • I believe...

  • I believe very firmly.

  • That every single person in the world

  • Has the ability to do something amazing.

  • Or terrible.

  • To spread love <3

  • Or hate :(

  • And whether or not

  • They do one of the other.

  • Depends on us...

  • Depends on US

  • Being strong enough to take the highroad.

  • In the face of the worst adversity.

  • I have so much hope.

  • For people

  • I have so much hope.

  • For

  • This world, and I have so much hope

  • For

  • What we can do

  • To make it a better place.

  • And that is something I will defend

  • To the death!

  • When it comes

  • To dehumanizing someone..

  • Or anyone...

  • I won't stand for that.

  • Because at the end of the day.

  • There's going to be people

  • That follow us.

  • And it's up to you and me..

  • To show them, what respect

  • Really Means.

  • *Drops mic*

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