I hate it when people are too simple-minded to consider historical context for events of the past.
I hate it when people today judge people of the past by today’s standards.
I hate it when people don’t consider how the future might look upon the present day with condemnation, and if today’s people could only speak to those future judges, they would try to explain how we were just trying to navigate our way through the world based on our limited understanding.
I hate it when people think entirely in black and white, either/or, all-good or all-bad.
I hate it when people use excessive foul language.
I hate it when someone has to make the majority of their forum posts something dramatic and/or self-pitying in what seems to be an obnoxious attempt to get attention.
I hate it when someone paints Europeans, whites, or Christians as the only perpetrators of evil in this world.
I hate it when people use the word “rape” to add weight to lousy arguments about how horrible things are without considering the real horror that rape is and how it cheapens its meaning when it is misapplied.
I hate it when those who proclaim to hate haters can still be so preoccupied with hating them.
I like having a place to come and complain, as well as reading others’ complaints, but I hate having to read the rants of individuals who feel the bulk of the thread should be dedicated to their own hyperbolic griping about everything.
I do hate racism and think it has caused a lot of evil in this world. I am deeply saddened by the evil that has been committed in the past by racists, supposed Christians, and so forth, but I also hate the similar crimes committed by other groups throughout human history, such as the Islamic conquest of Northern Africa and the Middle East.
I understand that people are ultimately simpletons, and that only the collective learning of the entirety of humanity over millennia will lead us to avoid the evils of the past. We don’t have to celebrate past genocides and such, but we can also accept that the people of the day didn’t understand all that humans do today, nor do we have to hate those of the past for their ignorance. I understand that most religions (and even atheist societies), peoples, and political ideologies have had extremely militaristic iterations at some point or other throughout history, have conquered and destroyed other peoples and cultures, and that it doesn’t do much good to pin all the world’s evil on a particular group. Such broad strokes are just another form of bigotry, after all. I like to recognize that no one in this world is completely bad, but also that no one is completely good, and that we all have room for improvement. I believe that as humans collectively learn to love and accept one another more, even learning to love those who may have done some pretty horrible things in their past, that we will eventually become a better race of beings and will all live happier lives.
I actually enjoy eating most fish, especially fried filet on a bun from Burger King!