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I think the world has more than enough hate already, thank you very much

SF Chronicle:

Speakers at the rally exhorted the crowd to fight economic inequality. The first speaker, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, took perhaps the most pointed stance, urging the crowd to fight the rich.

"Passionate, organized hatred is the element missing in all that we do to try to change the world," said Ortiz, a retired professor from Cal State East Bay. "Now is the time to spread hate, hatred for the rich."

Thanks for sharing, Professor.

I'm sure this story will end well, and not badly.

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Submitted by tom allen on

You need a villain in order to be a hero. I agree with you, on the whole, but an argument with only one side isn't convincing. You need opponents. Maybe I'm an asshole sharpening you up for real opponents. Or maybe I'm just an asshole.

Either way, keep up the good work. :-)

Submitted by Alcuin on

Limbaugh has become a multi-millionaire who spent $1MM to hire Elton John to play for his wedding by spouting hate. I'm sure he doesn't think there is enough hate in the world. Maybe the professor is on to something - how can you have a class war with love? Tom is right - you need a villain so that you can be a hero. Personally, I've had more than enough of hatred, but that doesn't mean others have been sated yet.

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Submitted by Aeryl on

I know that, as a woman, I've been told many a time to not get angry at some injustice, but then I realized that by denying my justifiable anger, I was depriving myself of the energy to fight those injustices.

Hate, so long as its directed towards healthy pursuits and not left to fester, is perfectly acceptable, necessary in fact.

It should be added, that hate need not be directed at individuals, but instead at their actions. I don't hate Obama, but I hate that he is a bankster-coddling, mealy-mouthed inadequate defender of the underclass, who cares little about what happens to this nation because his future is assured. And I use that hate to educate people about the truth about Obama(which in my case is not taking the stars out their eyes, but instead insist that Obama is no socialist, who in fact has taken the same actions as Pres. Bush, etc).

Submitted by lambert on

Perhaps at the individual level. The history of collective movements fueled by hate is not a happy one.

And at least for me, impacted hate, hate that doesn't go away, has been a huge drain of psychic energy, just like impacted anger. I try to avoid getting into those states.