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Labels of Hatred



Why do we feel the need to label people?  Black/white, gay/straight, male/female, vegan/meat eater, Jewish/Christian....  Who the hell cares?  Seriously!  It's just a form of identifying someone else as something other than yourself.  And face it, in today's world, a lot of people see these differences not for what they truly are, which is nothing more than a skin color, a religious belief,or where they are from, but for a reason to think of those people as different or odd.  But in reality, those people were brought into this world just like everyone else, born from a mother onto this planet, where the sun rises in the east and sets in the west no matter where you go.

Creating these labels provides a source for hatred.  Building a wall to keep out Mexicans?  Killing innocent people because they are at a gay bar.  Burning crosses in people's yards.  So much hatred.  All based on labels.

You want to label someone and hate them for a reason?  Hate them because of how they behave.  If you are going to act sub-human and show no value for other human lives, you should indeed be labeled as an asshole.  And all assholes may indeed be hated.  But even then, assholes are people too and we can't just round them up and deport them to Anusville, where we can keep an eye on them and periodically bomb them just because we feel like it.  Rather, if we show assholes some love and let them see what the rest of us see, maybe they can learn to be more like the rest of us.

I can only hope, because this world is a beautiful place and there are too many assholes trying to destroy it.

Just sayin....

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What drives me nuts with anger is that these labels are all social constructs we willingly place upon ourselves and others  and then *teach* people to hate others based on those very labels.  We may all be born with an instinct to be wary of someone/thing we're not familiar with, but damnit, overcoming that is how society works!  I don't know if I'm making sense on this reply, but I know what I mean in my head.  I approve your message :) 


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