It’s such a strong word. And yet we use it so frequently.
I hate broccoli.
I hate running.
I hate chic flicks.
I hate cats!
So is it any surprise that we use it also so frequently on people?
I hate Hilary Clinton. She’s a bitch.
I hate the Chinese. They steal our jobs.
I hate cheerleaders. They’re whores.
I hate Blacks. They’re so ghetto.
I hate Gays. They’re disgusting.
And yet what is it about these people that’s so hate worthy? What exactly have they done to YOU?
Hilary Clinton is a woman with power. She’s very influential in a world surrounded by sexist men. She HAS to be a bitch!
The Chinese are slaves in their own country. Without their self sacrifice, that six pack underwear you buy for five bucks at the good old Walmart, would cost you 50 dollars if it was made here. Not to mention the MILLIONS of other products the Chinese sell to us dirt cheap.
What have cheerleaders done other than boost up school spirit?
Where would this country be without the centuries of slavery that the African Americans endured? White people sure as hell didn’t raise those crops and establish the wealth of this country with their own two hands. Au contraire, it was established with the crack of the whip on a black man’s back.
If it wasn’t for gay men and women, where would your designer purses, coats, jeans, shoes, dresses, curtains, cabinetry, housing etc etc etc come from? Do you REALLY think that straight male designers are sewing up the newest trends? Of course women play a major role too in the fashion industry, but even they face criticism and discrimination in societies around the world.
We don’t choose our sex. We don’t choose our nationality. We don’t choose the color of our skin. We don’t choose who to be attracted to and love.
But hate, now hate is a CHOICE.
No one is forcing you to hate anyone. You choose to hate people out of ignorance, out of cultural traditionalism, and at many times out of boredom, just to give you something negative to talk about or drama to stir around.
So the next time you decide to hate something, tell yourself: this is a conscious choice I’m making. But do the people I’m about to inflict my poison on have a choice in the matter too?