Post By SophicDrippins
Post By jody
Post By Ernest
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.
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?
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.
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.
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....