Saturday, March 7, 2015
Rationality Does Not Trump Hatred
There is something disconcerting about self-righteous reactions to hatred at its most brutal. Whether it involves desecrating ancient monuments, kidnapping and killing students, or protesting vigorously against the Affordable Care Act for no other reason than not being able to stand the idea of a black President, those who act out of hatred have no interest in listening to reason. Indeed, they are lashing out against conditions that they believe are products of rationality that have done them no good whatsoever, either because they really believe this or they are conditioned to believe it by those skilled in the consciousness industry. Cool heads do not prevail. Even Jesus discovered that. In our efforts to make the world a better place, we have dug ourselves into a very deep hole. Unfortunately, digging is all we seem to know how to do, meaning that the hole will only get deeper.