It’s unfortunate that this has to be a discussion about hate – unfortunate because hatred is divisive, destructive, and at the very least unpleasant. It has never been totally gone from us, and now it is in the process of overwhelming an entire side in our political debate.
During times of war between countries, hatred has always had its way to one degree or another. Many people from the U.S. and other allied countries hated Germany and Japan during WWII. The converse was true as well. During the current war against radical Islam, it is clear we are hated, and many of us return that toward the ideas of jihad. That’s not surprising.
What is surprising has been the hatred, and the degree of it, from the left-leaning leaders and citizenry of our own country toward their own domestic political and social opponents