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The Circularity of Hating the Hater

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“Timothy Egan, writing for The New York Times, says that Donald Trump is getting the “Hitler vote” (NYT, December 12, 2015), as Trump has become part of the American neo-Nazi campaign to “Make America White Again.” Egan exclaims, “I hate these guys (neo-Nazis),” in ironic parallel with the neo-Nazi hatred toward non-White, non-Christian Americans. This symmetry of emotion might make us wonder whether Egan, and other liberals, are adding to the amount of hate in the world, just as we suspect that the campaigns of Donald Trump, and even Bernie Sanders, add to the amount of global hate by demonizing others—foreigners or bankers. Can there ever be a political campaign based on compassion and understanding, rather than finding subjects of hatred that seduce the most voters?”

Author: Robert J. Gould
Published in: Quad City Times http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/the-circularity-of-hating-the-hater/article_3ee435d7-fb10-51a4-ac20-2eab20d923eb.html
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/01/the-circularity-of-hating-the-hater/
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2016/01/01/the-circularity-of-hating-the-hater/
Date: January 1,3,2016

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