Watch What Happens When a Man Asks People to Translate a Hate Message He’s Received

I have recently gone back on to Facebook to share and connect. But I can not tell you how many comments and opinions, likes and shares I have seen and had to block from people who are family and friends that are so warped, bigoted and racist. Yet they don’t see it as such.

This is a brilliant social experiment that I wanted to share.

I have been amazed at seeing the so called keyboard warriors who live two lives. One of socially acceptable behaviour when in public to something disgusting and vile when behind their screens.

Something I am always trying to show and tell my kids to be, is to be you at all times. When somebody is watching and more importantly when you think nobody is watching.

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During a social experiment, a man requests help to translate a Facebook message he has received.

The man, who is in Lithuania, speaks English only. He receives a message in Lithuanian and can’t read it, so he asks some locals to translate it for him.

www.svetimageda.lt experiment video

As he asks one person after another to translate the message for him, two things become obvious.

1. He’s received a message full of hate speech.

2. Translating it for him is breaking people’s hearts.

It’s nearly more than these people can bear.

There’s a sudden, powerful connection between the translators and the man they’re translating for. They want to protect him, telling him not to bother with the message.

www.svetimageda.lt experiment video

They apologize for the message.

They look like they want to cry.

www.svetimageda.lt experiment video

Words hurt.

Most of us would never think of saying such horrible things. This video shows people realizing in their gut what it…

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