It Is Easy to Hate

It is easy to hate someone of a different skin colour

So long as you don’t know anyone with a different skin colour

 

It is easy to insult folks who have a different religion

So long as you aren’t friends with someone with a different religion

 

It is easy to degrade people of the opposite gender

So long as you don’t respect people of the opposite gender

 

It is easy to dehumanize people from another country

So long as you don’t associate with people from another country

 

It is easy to dismiss members of a differing political party

So long as you never speak to a member of a differing political party

 

It is easy to look down on people who aren’t the same socioeconomic status

So long as you avoid people who aren’t the same socioeconomic status

 

It is easy to deride someone of a different body type

So long as you don’t mingle with someone of a different body type

 

It is easy to hate people who are different from yourself

So long as you don’t interact any people who are different from yourself

 

It is easy to hate

One Reply to “It Is Easy to Hate”

  1. I can’t relate to the sentiment in that article (poem?). Is it really easy to hate those with whom you have no contact? Isn’t it more often the case that hate is developed through contact, cultural clash, and ideological incompatibility? Do people hate just because of difference, or is it because difference sometimes causes difficulty and misunderstanding? And aren’t some people taught to hate?

    “It is easy to hate people who are different from yourself
    So long as you don’t interact any people who are different from yourself”

    I think this is exactly wrong. It’s easiest NOT to hate if you don’t interact. The difficulty in difference comes through interaction.

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