On the Pleasure of Hating.

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    "The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbors as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant of others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves." Eric Hoffer

    "Humans universally make Us/Them dichotomies along lines of race, ethnicity, gender, language group, religion, age, socioeconomic status, and so on. And it’s not a pretty picture. We do so with remarkable speed and neurobiological efficiency; have complex taxonomies and classifications of ways in which we denigrate Thems; do so with a versatility that ranges from the minutest of microaggression to bloodbaths of savagery; and regularly decide what is inferior about Them based on pure emotion, followed by primitive rationalizations that we mistake for rationality. Pretty depressing."

    Overcoming Us vs. Them

    Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst' by Robert M. Sapolsky

    "The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together." Hannah Arendt

    What did Hannah Arendt really mean by the banality of evil? | Aeon Ideas
     
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    Philosophically speaking, no one loves to hate.

    People hate because they are angry that their worldview is incorrect. Then, they hate anyone or anything that might "upset" their desired version of reality.
     
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    Walk your talk.
     
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    You must be positively orgasmic, the wallowing in hate you do.
     
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    Don't change the subject. You're the one who started a thread about understanding "hate". Yet you do none of that with me. You don't even try. You hate my guts so much, we can't even have a civil conversation.
     
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    So you lost the will to live?
     
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    See what I mean? You won't even try.
     
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    Nothing is ever your responsibility, is it?

    Not for your type.
     
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    She knows all about hate.
     
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    Troll post.
     
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