Let’s not always defer to movies to determine how we think and feel about other genders, ethnicities, races and religions. Okay?
The stories are from one or a few writers’ perspectives. Madison Avenue in the end decides. What will sell?
Plus within the underbelly of the foundation of all media you will find government forces humming like a bunch of bees on steroids.
If you don’t live among a wide variety of people, then all you know is what you see in the movies or on the internet. And even then, who has the time to take a front row seat to every individual’s life? No one.
Even if the one person of a demographic did you wrong, really wrong, as you well know, not every person in that group would do the same under similar circumstances.
Even within those groups who claim to speak in one voice, privately they don’t. It depends who they’re with and who is listening.
It’s normal to judge the group by one person, when you know no others in the group.
It’s not enough for the group members to say that’s on you for not being our friend.
Well friendship is a fickle thing. Laying down rules of engagement, as in a war, for a future friendship is viewed suspiciously by most people.
Just know you’re not alone and we all make errors in judgment. The optimistic side is that errors can be remedied. Even if not with those who are offended by your views, then at least, and perhaps more importantly, in your own mind where those future views are formed.
Finding that balance for peace means more than having the world on board with who and what you are. Their views are equally scrutinized and at some point they will seek that balance in their own minds, and they, like you, will achieve that success.
Because you all seek it.
Tell Hollywood to go pound sand. It’s a construct after all, a means to control the masses, something all countries, territories and regions and groups are continually attempting to do in a multitude of ways; it’s not a person. So holler your lungs out in your mind and then shut the door.