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When I was 15 I got to take advantage of the FOM in the EU and travel to the then Czechoslovaika on a student exchange. Before calls of liberal elites etc I come from a normal working class family. I went there just after the fall of communism. 1.
There was a 5 hr queue for the new MacDonalds which was at the top of the square where the revolution happened months before. I saw a sculpture of hands coming out of a wall depicting those who died. That image has never left me. 2
I saw the Jewish cemetaries where they were buried upright to save space. I went to holocaust museum and saw the horrors of that. At 15 I decided that this should never happen again and I would never take my life for granted again. Yet here we are in 2018 24 years later. 3
Alt right taking over. The alt left full of the same hate. I can not live in a world where hate overcomes hope. The girl I stayed with in Prague came to Yorkshire and she lived it. She couldn't believe what we had. I have never forgotten that. 4
She emailed me tonight (we are still friends to this day) she wanted to know why the UK, the country she has since she was 15 held as a beacon of hope has gone so dark. I have no answer for her.

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