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Posted: Apr 8, 2018 - 1:59pm

The Power of Hate and Fear

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W.J. Astore

Who are we supposed to hate today?  The Russians for allegedly throwing the presidential election?  The Chinese for allegedly stealing our jobs?  The North Koreans for allegedly planning our nuclear destruction?  The Iranians for allegedly working to acquire nuclear weapons?  The “axis of evil” for being, well, evil?

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously told Americans that the only thing they had to fear is fear itself.  However, recent American presidents have encouraged us to fear everything.  Let’s not forget the stoking of fear by people like Condoleezza Rice and her image of a smoking gun morphing into a nuclear mushroom cloud.  That image helped to propel America into a disastrous war in Iraq in 2003 that festers still.

One of the most powerful scenes I’ve seen in any movie came in the adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984.  The film version begins with the “two minutes of hate” directed against various (imagined) enemies.  Check it out.  Doubleplusgood!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KeX5OZr0A4

Especially disturbing is the rant against Goldstein, the enemy within.  Here I think of Donald Trump claiming that the Democrats are anti-military for not rubberstamping his budget, a dishonest as well as ridiculous charge, since both parties support high military spending.  Indeed, high Pentagon spending is the one bipartisan area of agreement in Congress.

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The top tweet is typical of Trump: Accusing Democrats of not caring about “our” troops

This is among the biggest problems in America today: the stoking of hate against the enemy within, e.g. “illegal” immigrants (rapists, gang members, killers, according to our president), Democrats who allegedly don’t support our military, rival politicians who should be “locked up,” protesters who should be punched and kicked and otherwise silenced, high school students who are dismissed as phonies and professional actors, and on and on.

Irrational fear is nothing new to America, of course.  Consider the fear of communism that produced red scares after World Wars I and II.  Consider how fears of the spread of communism led to criminal intervention in Southeast Asia and the death of millions of people there.  Massive bombing, free-fire artillery zones, the profligate use of defoliants like Agent Orange, the prolongation of war without any regard for the suffering of peoples in SE Asia: that behavior constituted a crime of murderous intensity that was in part driven by hatred and fear.

And when hatred and fear are linked to tribalism and a xenophobic form of patriotism, murderous war becomes almost a certainty.  When the zealots of hate are screaming for blood, it’s very hard to hear appeals for peace based on compassion and reason.

Anger, fear, aggression: that way leads to the dark side, as Yoda, that Jedi master, warned us.  Hate too, Yoda says, must be resisted, lest one be consumed by it.  Sure, he’s just an imaginary character in the “Star Wars” universe, but that doesn’t negate the truth of his message.

God is love, the Christian religion says.  Why then are we so open to hate and fear?


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Posted: Dec 13, 2017 - 3:18pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

or Crimbo. Hobo Pudding Pants for all!

 
gotta love the puddin' hammock!  ;^)
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Posted: Dec 13, 2017 - 10:38am

 miamizsun wrote:

or festivus!

 
or Crimbo. Hobo Pudding Pants for all!
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Posted: Dec 13, 2017 - 10:34am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

THERE IT IS! It now feels like Christmas

 
or festivus!
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Posted: Dec 13, 2017 - 10:32am

 miamizsun wrote:



 
i think we are close enough to throw this out there...again

 
THERE IT IS! It now feels like Christmas
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Posted: Dec 13, 2017 - 10:30am




 
i think we are close enough to throw this out there...again


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Posted: Dec 4, 2017 - 5:47am

 miamizsun wrote:
it's the holidays

where's the love, the forgiveness and the ceremonial fruit cack?
 
shameless bump

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Posted: Jun 21, 2017 - 10:18am

hate
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Posted: Dec 21, 2016 - 10:30am

Especially around Halloween, but whenever I'm walking thru the store and see the little mini-candy bars etc., the back of my brain always mutters "Gaint dag of candys."
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Posted: Dec 21, 2016 - 10:29am

 miamizsun wrote:

{#Kiss}

 

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Posted: Dec 21, 2016 - 10:27am

 miamizsun wrote:


{#Lol}

 
awwww
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Posted: Dec 21, 2016 - 10:16am

 JrzyTmata wrote:

no one is getting anything until I see Winter's Big Boy Christmas List.

 

{#Lol}


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Posted: Dec 21, 2016 - 10:16am

 lily34 wrote:

i gotcher fruit cack right here, mister!

 
{#Kiss}
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Posted: Dec 21, 2016 - 10:10am

 miamizsun wrote:
it's the holidays

where's the love, the forgiveness and the ceremonial fruit cack?
 
no one is getting anything until I see Winter's Big Boy Christmas List.
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Posted: Dec 21, 2016 - 10:07am

 miamizsun wrote:
it's the holidays

where's the love, the forgiveness and the ceremonial fruit cack?
 
i gotcher fruit cack right here, mister!
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Posted: Dec 21, 2016 - 10:03am

it's the holidays

where's the love, the forgiveness and the ceremonial fruit cack?

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Posted: Jul 8, 2016 - 2:35pm

 meower wrote:

I woke up this morning looking for someone to blame. Someone to hate. Someone who I could make the single target of my fear about the officers killed in Dallas and what happened to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. It was such a desperate feeling to want to discharge the uncertainty and scarcity. Then it dawned on me that this is the exact drive that fueled what's happening right now.

Instead of feeling hurt we act out our hurt. Rather than acknowledging our pain, we inflict it on others. Neither hate nor blame will lead to the justice and peace that we all want - it will only move us further apart. But we can't forget that hate and blame are seductive. Anger is easier than grief. Blame is easier than real accountability. When we choose instant relief in the form of rage, we're in many ways choosing permanent grief for the world.

Brene Brown

 

This is pretty close to how I'm feeling. Exactly how I woke up feeling today. Ive been crying all morning and couldn't really put my finger on why. I think I've been so angry lately about all the hate and it was fueling my own hatred of people who think differently from me and who I blame for the current state of affairs. The truth is, under that hate was/is incredible sadness. My hate broke this morning, when I heard about all of the police who continued to do their jobs as shots were being fired at them. The sadness and hopelessness and helplessness was all that was left.

 

 



 
 

Thank you for this, Meowie.

 

This "History Repeating" song sure has a lot of impact today.


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Posted: Jul 8, 2016 - 8:03am

I woke up this morning looking for someone to blame. Someone to hate. Someone who I could make the single target of my fear about the officers killed in Dallas and what happened to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. It was such a desperate feeling to want to discharge the uncertainty and scarcity. Then it dawned on me that this is the exact drive that fueled what's happening right now.

Instead of feeling hurt we act out our hurt. Rather than acknowledging our pain, we inflict it on others. Neither hate nor blame will lead to the justice and peace that we all want - it will only move us further apart. But we can't forget that hate and blame are seductive. Anger is easier than grief. Blame is easier than real accountability. When we choose instant relief in the form of rage, we're in many ways choosing permanent grief for the world.

Brene Brown

 

This is pretty close to how I'm feeling. Exactly how I woke up feeling today. Ive been crying all morning and couldn't really put my finger on why. I think I've been so angry lately about all the hate and it was fueling my own hatred of people who think differently from me and who I blame for the current state of affairs. The truth is, under that hate was/is incredible sadness. My hate broke this morning, when I heard about all of the police who continued to do their jobs as shots were being fired at them. The sadness and hopelessness and helplessness was all that was left.

 

 


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Posted: May 15, 2009 - 10:43am

 edieraye wrote:


Score one for slugabeds
Night owls stay more alert, longer, than people who get up at the crack of dawn, a new study has found. Previous research has shown that people are genetically hard-wired to prefer either going to bed early and getting up at around dawn, or staying up late and waking in mid-morning. When Belgian researchers tested groups of early and late risers at different times of the day, they found no difference in their ability to focus and react 90 minutes after they woke up. By 101/2 hours after a subject woke up (afternoon for the earlies, evening for the owls), late risers performed significantly better. In early risers, the internal drive to go back to sleep-which scientists call "sleep pressure"-builds up more quickly, dulling their response times and, presumably, their productivity as the day wears on. Sleep expert David Dinges tells Science that the study has "real-world consequences." Identifying the early birds and night owls on any given job, he says, can help employers figure out when workers are most productive and most liable to make mistakes and have accidents.
 - from this week's issue of The Week
 
Wow.

Okay, I just got up. No surprise, right?

This explains a lot for me. But I really wish I could get myself to another pattern. I've got the sleeping late part down perfectly. But it would be nice to have a little more "day" in my day.
Edit: Crap. I'm almost late for an appointment.



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Posted: May 15, 2009 - 10:32am

 PoundPuppy wrote:

Just as I've long suspected ......sleeping until noon is GOOD for you. 

 

{#Hug}

I tried using it as justification for my lifestyle choices - don't think A bought it. {#Lol}
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