Love Above Hate


Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer, nothing is harder than to understand him” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

I am deeply disturbed by the continuing presence of racism in our country today. In particular, I am concerned about the pervasive presence of white supremacist hate reaction to Donald Trump’s Presidency via right wing media, “hostile” Twitter rants and at raucous political rallies. Looking over my Kindle book collection last week, I thus discovered “ The Opposite Of Hate” by Sally Kohn as a captivating reading on this subject. With strong research provided in her book, she presents a stunning picture of America’s current political climate where  white racial resentment runs rampant among Trump supporters.

Yet according to these  findings, many “Trumpies” surprisingly either reject viewing themselves as explicitly biased about race matters in extreme, Ku Klux Klan fashion or are simply unaware of their own hate spewing ways. A logical conclusion surfaces then that as many Trump fanatics fail to “own up” to their own prejudicial views about race, they accordingly deny their responsibility to reject partisan, race-hate propaganda spewed by their President. Thus in response  to America’s hate mongering problem concerning race today, I became motivated to write the following poem.

LOVE ABOVE HATE

Hate

How Much Do We See

Blinded In Fight

By Society’s Ils

When White Scorns Black

Only Paralysis Waits

 

You and I

To Taste Together

Where We Forgive

There I Am With You

Minds Cool As We Go

To Wander As One

 

Whether We’re Rich

Or Poor, We Are

Vanquishing Weary Walls

My Favorite Foe

When Will We Love Again?

You might also be interested then to find out more about how humans prejudge white/black race with bad/good sensations. If so, click on the Implicit Association Test and TED lecture link in capital letters below.

IMPLICIT ASSOCIATION TEST

“TED” LECTURE

Source:

Kohn, Sally. (2018). “The Opposite Of Hate”. Workman Publishing. Kindle Version

4 thoughts on “Love Above Hate

  1. Those who dismiss Trump’s words and actions without a thought for the damage he is causing are equally at fault in my mind. It is the principle of those that standby and do nothing in the face of evil are also guilty.

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  2. Jim – we need to talk more in terms of common humanity. I am human just as you are human. Imagine if the citizens of earth were introduced to beings from different planets, different galaxies. Would they become the new focus to hate, kill, take their land because we’ve ruined our planet? We also need to strongly, vocally, push back against divisive actions from the current administration which are only weakening the United States of America’s. Dan

    On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 5:25 PM Snippets of a Traveling Mind wrote:

    > usfman posted: ““Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer, nothing > is harder than to understand him” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) I am deeply > disturbed by the continuing presence of racism in our country. In > particular, I am concerned about the pervasive presence of wh” >

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