Hate Is Mounting And It Is Dangerous

A Different World

hateI was born in 1973 and the world was comparatively a peaceful one, going by today’s standards. I saw the world in green. The rain drops were more numerous and cultural blending was more clear than what I see today. Immigration was easier and cross-cultural acceptance was higher than what I see for my kids in near future. As a teenager, I could never envision a world so full of division, cross-cultural obstacles and hate as I see today as a 40 something.

A lot has changed in just two plus decades. I hear of the clash of civilizations in a world that is literally melting away its borders under the auspices of the globalization and a new world order. Yet, I see myself hated and looked down at by others for my beliefs and my ideals.  And the same goes out from my side.

Hate For The Sake Of Hate

HATE is the order of the day. Hate for:

  • skin colour,
  • race
  • religion
  • ideologies
  • cultures
  • languages
  • the sake of hate.

I wonder how can we hate so strongly when we are so aware of its presence all around us?

We love to talk against it and media covers “hate acts” ferociously yet it is rooting ever stronger in our minds and souls.

We unleash our fury upon those whom we are in disagreement with our beliefs. We even talk of nuking those who do not subscribe to our faith. We slaughter those we find to be “infidels” and “non-believers.” We just hate for more reasons than we can find to love.  A world that is so concerned about conserving the endangered wildlife loves to endanger the lives of our own kind for the sake of hate.

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The Genesis

hateIts genesis found in just about anything. We have started hating the person and not hating their acts. We classify and associate innocent humans with hateful and cowardly acts of the minority. For example, we associate radical Islam with all the Muslims irrespective of their stance against such their violent behaviour. We associate all people f colour with the criminal acts of a few among them and marginalize them as a race.

We hate people as a class and ask for a ban on their immigration en-mass when just one of their community commits an act of atrocity. We see this recently when US Presidential candidate Donald trump reiterating his promise to block Muslims immigration to the United States after the Orlando massacre.

We hate nations for what a few in their government does although a nation as a whole may be extremely humble and humane in its national approach.

I envision a world free of it, where we show tolerance towards other’s skin colour, creed, race, beliefs, religion, values, culture, language, ethics and manners. A world where my kids can feel like a “global citizen.” A world where people are not discriminated and hunted down for their beliefs. A world that considers “colour a just skin deep” and a world where humanity can act beyond boundaries without prejudices and hate.

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15 thoughts on “Hate Is Mounting And It Is Dangerous

  1. Hate is scary. So much hatred of one another just because you are being who God made you. As a kid I didn’t see hate. I know it was there, but my world was full of rainbows and unicorns. As an adult I see some form of hatred daily. It’s really scary.
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, it can be scary but what I try to do is to take my attention away from the hate-filled moments as far as possible. Thanks for sharing your perspective.

  2. Hate is the strongest word. I never say I hate anyone, because I really don’t. I might dislike people but that’s completely different from hate and has nothing to do with the way they look.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Good for you GiGi! Wish more were like you! 🙂

  3. I can’t understand why other people hate someone by skin colour or religion. We are same, we are people who lives in this world.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Indeed we are! Flowers for example all have different colours, etc and you don’t see hem revolting against each other, do we?

  4. Elizabeth O.

    I think we’ve come a long way but we still have so much ahead of us when it comes to hate, discrimination, and racism. I don’t know why people can’t just accept what others for what they are and treat each other with kindness and respect.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Indeed we have but it seems that we still have not gotten to the root of the problem – which is recognising and accepting that we are all flesh and blood! Thanks for sharing Elizabeth. 🙂

  5. I really hate that there is hate. In fact, on my own blog I wrote about how to love others when we don’t agree with them. I think the problem lies in that we don’t know how to let other be and love them for who they are regardless. I hope that this world will become a nation of people who hold to what this country was founded on….Freedom.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Isn’t it just ironic Ashley that a country founded on freedom, as you say, is fighting against freedom for many of its citizens and others in the world? Ironic. 🙁

  6. beautifully worded Julie. i being the author of this piece can understand the deep rooted positivity in your comments

  7. I envision a world free of hate, bigotry, racism, and all those negative emotions we human indulge i just for the sake of it. We dont do them for survival or to feed body and soul, we do them because we want to. Then we pass them on to young ones like its fact. I cannot change the world but I can change my little corner of it! And thats all we each can do….If we all dom we will overcome hate and its relatives!

    1. Ms Claudette

      And if we could all take cake of our corner – all the corners of the world would be free of what divides us! Thanks for that Julie. 🙂

  8. So well stated and as a 50 something I know exactly where you are coming from!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thanks for adding you comment and experience Angelina! 🙂

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