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Thread: What we fail to notice about those we love to hate...

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    What we fail to notice about those we love to hate...

    Excellent insights herein;

    "The Age of Anger"

    Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra, reviewed.

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    Having something to hate sure seems to be the only thing that can bring people together or else they will start hating each other.

    "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

    Hate seems to be essential for love like yin and yang n all that. Is it possible to love something without hating its opposite?
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    So much of this hate seems to be media manufactured. So much of this hate has its foundation in lies. If the moneyed people can get half of the non moneyed people to to hate on the other half of the non moneyed people then their work is made easier. They have diverted their attention from the root cause of the problem which is income inequality.

    A prime example of this would be Ronald Reagan denigrating black people for owning Cadillacs while simultaneously receiving public assistance during the 1980's. During the 80's i was in the Army stationed in Ft. Stewart Ga., and yes, if one cruised the slums one would witness an inordinate number of shiny Cadillacs parked in the driveway of a shack. These Cadillacs appeared to be new yet to the astute observer they were actually older models that were well maintained.

    What had happened was that following the oil embargo of the mid 70's is that the resale value of a Cadillac had plummeted. Wealthy folks who were unaffected by the price of gasoline continued to purchase these gas guzzlers, yet they were undesirable for the middle class purchases based on a reasonable cost/benefit analysis. Our African American brothers and sisters found that they could purchase these status symbols at bargain basement prices and that the fuel economy factor was offset by the need to transport their large families. It was simply a passenger per mile equation. Incidentally the size of the family was influenced by the lack of access to adequate birth control.

    The president of our nation used these factors to to direct hate to those who were only applying sound economic principals to improve their situation. The president of our nation used these factors to direct hate to an undeserving sector of our population.

    The hate of our era is unnatural and manufactured.


    We cannot succumb to it.
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    That's interesting how it all interplays like that. The outcomes are what people like to concentrate on while the reasons for these outcomes are what they like to ignore.
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    For those who bother to READ the book or seek out some of Mishra's interviews, you'll find that we've been down this road before with disastrous results.....only about 100 years ago........

    Hate is Un-Natural.....so true....

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    .....as Tocqueville warned us over 100 years ago (and which subsequently came to fruit) 'to live in freedom, one must grow used to a life full of agitation, change and danger, otherwise one moves quickly from unlimited freedom to a craving for unlimited despotism'

    ...or...to put it in another way (thanks Tocqueville)

    "When no authority exists in matters of religion, any more than in political matters, men soon become frightened in the face of unlimited independence.

    With everything in a perpetual state of agitation, they become anxious and fatigued. With the world of the intellect in universal flux, they want everything in the material realm, at least, to be firm and stable, and, unable to resume their former beliefs, they subject themselves to a Master."

    Does this not sound familiar???? Hmmmm?

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    ......its clearly apparent that the Jordan Peterson's (and followers) of this world 'forgot' or never learned how they came into existence...How they came to be in this postmodern culture....Some of them ignore history because of convenience....some because reality restricts one's fantasies about their place in the world........but a few ignore historical facts and/or 're-create' their own (and our own) history for nothing other than perpetuating selfishly motivated, sinister deeds that only help themselves, .....contributing little or nothing to society. Many names come to mind.....sadly....

    They LOVE themselves and assert the lies of individual deeds......forgetting that an individual is generally pitiful without a supportive community.....


    The assertions/opinions (not facts) that are asserted simply to satisfy an individualistic (thus false) mindset/worldview,,,,while denying the bigotry held within such small world ideas......a self professed continuation of one's up-men-ship or separateness over another people (pick any color or ideology)....AKA; the 'I know best' syndrome,,,,,which should really be called......Heck with reality or facts.......'this is what makes me feel superior to you' syndrome....

    ....it should be obvious that Peterson never read any Tocqueville........who gave us such clear warnings so long ago.......Warnings that would cause too much disruption to the apple/snake oil carts they push around.......

    Love ya later......

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