Feb 4, 2017
I really did not want to bring up the subject of hate again, but
current events make it unavoidable. And those of us who are
not totally in the mainstream have cause for concern.
President Trump's so-called "Muslim ban" might be just the first of
several acts which will become historically infamous. There
is talk of another measure in the offing concerning the LGBT
communities, and that's cause for more concern.
History proves how wasteful hate invariably is, and how the consequences are usually more than expected and often tragic. And people do not seem to learn from the mistakes of past hate campaigns. All that, and it distracts effort from more worthwhile causes. As an example, where is the federal disaster aid for the tornado victims in Mississippi?
My basic feeling can be summed up if I might please adapt from the masterful words of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He once said "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." I say "The only thing we have to hate is hate itself!"