"Wala kayong karapatang lumigaya mga Muslim."
(You Muslims have no right to become happy.)
That statement came out of my mother’s mouth after seeing children hurt from Gaza on the news.
I have never felt this infuriated in a while. Yes, this kind of bullshitry happens a lot. Homophobic slurs, inter religious hatred, discrimination, etc. By now, I guess I’m supposed to be used to it, but I’m not. I will never get used to this.
So much ignorance and bigotry coming from this family, especially from my parents- disappointing. What’s worse is that the little ones, my younger brothers, are most likely to carry on the same set of wrong and absurd beliefs. Such a huge shame and disgrace on my part. I can never tolerate (their) ignorance. I will never stick by them just because they’re my “family”, I will always stand up for what is right, even if it means going against my own roots. Call me a self righteous fucker, whatever.
Sorry, but I’m not really sorry.