Reflecting Allowed

Maha Bali’s blog about education

Tourists and Terrorists


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When you come to our country we treat you like tourists 

When we go to your country you treat us like terrorists

We treat you with open arms

You treat us with arms (as in weapons)

We treat you with hospitality 

You treat us with hostility

I found it interesting how these words, in English, look so similar but have vastly different meanings. I can also totally see a reversed perspective on the us/them in this piece. As in, who the us are and who the them.

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