Very soon the debate was going on and Monica, who is really pro-America, found a lot of arguments against the USA’s foreign policies. Even Jocke found believable arguments that were in favor of the Arabs, even though he was thinking of killing all Arabs in the world when he stepped into the classroom.
The lesson was ending and then somebody asked: “Well, Gunnel, who wins? Who has the best arguments?”
I was just about to answer when Monica started talking: “Does it matter? Why do we argue so much? Does someone really have to be more right than someone else? I think that nobody is really right or wrong. Nobody wins and nobody loses. We are all humans and we have to respect one another, but then we have to learn to communicate and understand each other, instead of killing one another!” I was startled by the outburst and everybody applauded. The pupils started to leave the classroom. Smiling, quiet and happy.
“Wasn’t that fun?” whispered one of the Arab girls to the other.
“Hell of a cool lesson!” said Jocke. Lasse, Kalle, Anders, Martin and the rest of the boys agreed.