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Hatred is a human flaw

Hatred is a human flaw

To the Editor:

We all probably hate something. It could be a certain vegetable, a hard or distasteful task like doing laundry, going to the dentist, or even some kinds of weather. It is even not unusual to hate a person which in the case of the hate of Donald J. Trump turned into a derangement. 

In 2015, the minute Donald Trump announced as a candidate for president, he was hated. When he was elected president in 2016, that hate escalated to excessive proportions in media, with lefty voters, politicians and especially the bureaucrats known as the “deep state” in Washington, D.C. He was hated to the point of continual attempts to rid the country of President Trump. Many, like me, could not understand such hate. Some hated his personality or style, others hated the fact that he won an election from Hillary Clinton. Besides those reasons, such colossal hate remains a mystery to many.

But the hate of Donald Trump is now over…. it has morphed into hatred a much more dangerous emotion. We have seen hatred often in our world. Hatred of a race, ethnic group, religion, individual, region or countries across the globe has unfortunately been prevalent throughout history. This kind of hatred, still found in our world, is dangerous, vicious, vile and often unexplainable. It brings on acts designed to destroy, hurt, marginalize and harm the subjects of hatred. 

That is what hatred is doing now to Donald Trump. It is revengeful, ruthless, malicious and vindictive. It causes some who we thought to be ordinary citizens, politicians, celebrities, businesses, corporations to turn into nasty, malevolent, rancorous uber-haters set out to use any and all methods to not only destroy a President of the United States but to destroy a man, his family and his livelihood.  

If you have only heard one side of the story, the anti-Trump story, you will probably think all of the above is OK. There is another side of that story. For instance, the latest reason for the rampant hatred is that Donald Trump encouraged a violent breach of the U.S Capitol. The other side of that story is Donald Trump did no such thing. His exact words were for supporters make “a peaceful and patriotic” march to the Capitol. Even before a final investigation of who the Capitol attackers were, a vengeful Democrat majority House of Representatives went right ahead to impeach President Trump. Funding to help those who have been greatly damaged by Covid-19 business closings and lock downs took months …. but not the impeachment of President Trump. They got that done in two days!

Hatred is a serious human flaw that does nothing but harm to the haters and those that receive the hate.

Shirley Slaughter


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