The stronger you love, the stronger you hate.
It’s inevitable. It’s logical. It’s psychologically necessary.
You love what you value. You love a person. You love your child. You love your pet. You love your home, your car, or whatever it is you value. You love your liberty and freedom. You love your life.
If you really and truly are fully alive, you love with intensity and passion.
It’s impossible to love something without hating anything that threatens it — particularly something or someone that threatens it deliberately.
We’re told today that it’s wrong to hate. But when I hear someone say it’s wrong to hate, what I hear them saying is, “Don’t love too much.” But why shouldn’t I love what (or whom) I love with all the passion I have? And why shouldn’t I hate what threatens it?
People call you “extremist” when you love something too much — in their eyes. The people who call you this undoubtedly love whatever they love with a lot of intensity. They are fully prepared to grant themselves reasonable status when they hate whomever or whatever threatens them. But they won’t grant that for you. It’s a hypocritical double-standard. You shouldn’t be swayed by hypocrites. Aside from being unfair, they are intellectually weak and wrong.
Hypocrites are hiding a contradiction. That’s what makes them weak, and why you need never listen to them. They’re asserting a bad principle they know they cannot live up to, but they’re demanding you live up to it instead. In their hypocrisy, they reveal their own inherent, intellectual weakness.
In our divided society, people are being told they’re extreme and irrational for wanting to uphold the First and Second Amendments, two of the last remaining liberties we enjoy in America and the West with relative consistency.
But there’s no sin, irrationality or injustice in loving your liberty and freedom, and demanding with intensity that you get to keep it.
When someone accuses you of being a “hater”, don’t be defensive. Simply point out, “I hate because I love. My love is more important. But I hate anyone or anything who threatens what I love.”
Condemning hatred as bad and irrational implies an equal condemnation of whatever it is you love. The people telling you not to hate are really telling you not to hate what they happen to love. They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this evasion. They should be out in the open about what they love, and explain to you why you should love it.
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