Hate rears its head in a story from the Times. A post-grad Upper Middle Class White man takes a knife and slashes a poor cab driver possibly just because he is Muslim. Thankfully, these instances don’t happen too often and that’s why they are news-worthy. But really, after reading this and about this hate-monger bible-thumper who wants to burn the Koran and new findings of proof of murder and violence in New Orleans during Katrina- you have to wonder where all this hate comes from in White males. Pent-up anger and then violence – all towards those with less power than them . Is it fear of the minorities taking over? What really causes hatred?
On a more micro level – I noticed on Die Hipster that even first thing in the morning the commenters get on and write hateful things. When I wake up, I’m happy to be alive and I don’t wish death on anyone. It’s interesting – to figure out what’s in their systems that causes this. And more interesting to me – what percentage of the population is angry? And why is it mostly men? How come, for instance (and going on a tangent) – nearly all the mass murderers are men?