“Hate” is a popular and often-used word by those who advocate and promote multicultural diversity and racial inclusion at every level. Those who disagree with those ideals are the targets of the label “hate.” And people who “hate” are to be denounced, disenfranchised and discriminated against as despicable and disgusting.
Hate in North Idaho
Throughout America and other historic White countries, the “human rights” organizations, like the Bonner County Human Rights Network and Task Force, are well-known for liberally hurling the “hate” word around. Perhaps you have noticed, like I have in various businesses particularly in Sandpoint, Idaho the openly displayed placards with the cute saying: “Too great for hate.” That word “hate” is meant, of course, for White folks who resist the diversity and inclusion program.
Hate Not Defined
As often the case, however, the word “hate” is not defined, but is used as a word of impression directed at White people.
To be labeled as a person who hates labels you as one who hates other non-White races or other cultures. The word “hate” leaves such a powerful, repelling impression used for the purpose of attacking those with contrary views of diversity and tolerance in order to cause them to retreat, whimper away and cower in a corner. And what is the most common response of someone who has just been blasted with this “name and shame” tactic? Whatever self-justification that one can offer to escape the dreaded tag of “hate.” But again, it’s just a word of impression to cause White people to back off and go silent.
So, in the interest of achieving understanding through intelligent reasoning, let’s define “hate.” First, from Merriam-Webster.com: “Intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger or sense of injury; extreme dislike or disgust.”
This is a pretty broad definition that could be applied in a wide variety of situations. Could “hate” be applied to the pro-diversity and tolerance people regarding their response toward those who disagree with them? Could they feel intense hostility or aversion from anger toward those who want to protect their neighborhoods and communities from foreign immigrant refugees and gangs, for example? Could they, therefore, hate those who resist their integration movement? I think “hate” could be applied to them as well. What’s good for the goose … Let’s be reasonable, no one is immune to “hate” no matter how lovingly inclusive and fair they may pretend to be. To not admit this is hypocritical. So, get off your self-righteous “high horse” you Marxist “Human Rights” types. Stop using the weapon of the “hate” word because others disagree with you and your liberal ideas.
In the next blog I will review what the Bible says about “hate.” How it is defined and used in Scripture will help us discover the proper and improper ways “hate” is to be understood and applied.
Lawrence Blanchard, ND, MDiv