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Hate Is Not Necessarily Logical

And It Can Be Both Counterproductive And Self-Perpetuating

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I Hate White People

Bonanza (1959–1973): "The Desperado" (Season 12|Episode 19). Here's the storyline: It's a case of reverse racism, as a White-Hating Black couple kidnap Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright (played by Dan Blocker), hold him hostage in the mountains, admit they hate White people and that they have nothing to lose by killing him. The couple is on the run from the law after killing a White burglar (who killed their son in cold blooded murder). Being Black the couple knows and that the law will looks the other way when Whites kill Blacks but persecute with a vengeance, to the fullest extent of the law when Blacks kill Whites. In this scene Liza Walter (played by Marlene Clark) is guarding Hoss who has his hands tied behind him and is weak from days of no food and water. She's tired and has fallen asleep from walking barefoot in the desert on the run from the law with no sleep. As Hoss tries to get up Liza Walter catches him and the following discussion ensues: Top

Here's The Dialogue From The Script

Liza Walter: Hey! What are you doing? You try that again and I'll break your head.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: I'm thristy.
Liza Walter: Ain't wasting no water on you.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: You'd let a human being die for nothing? I mean would ya?
Liza Walter: Ain't for nothing.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Then what's it for?
Liza Walter: I hate White people!
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Why?
Liza Walter: Cause they mean!
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Ah … There's meanness in everybody
Liza Walter: Ain't the same. It's ya'll thinking that you're better. Acting like poor ol' colored folks ain't got no feelings.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Maybe true of some White folks. Maybe even most of 'em, but not with all of 'em and that's for dang sure.
Liza Walter: You see somebody being mistreated. And you don't do nothing to help 'em. How I'm gonna know you ain't with 'em?
Dramatic Music …
Liza Walter: That's the way White folks is. That's why I hate 'em. All of 'em.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Ya I know … What about you … Youes was just fixin to blow my head off.
Liza Walter: We ain't got nothing to lose. We don't care no more.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Then that don't make you no better than the rest of 'em does it?
Liza Walter: That's been the trouble. We been trying to be better. But now Buck and me, we counting on being just like ya'll.
Dramatic Music …

This scene was filmed at Old Tucson and Sabino Canyon in Arizona in October of 1970.

"Hate" or "Hatred" Hurts

"Hate" or "hatred" is an emotion of intense revulsion, distaste, enmity, or antipathy for a person, thing, or phenomenon; a desire to avoid, restrict, remove, or destroy its object. Hatred can be based on fear of its object, justified or unjustified, or past negative consequences of dealing with that object. "Hate" or "hatred" is also used to describe feelings of prejudice, bigotry or condemnation (consider shunning) against a person, or a group of people, such as racism, and intense religious or political prejudice. Sometimes people, when harmed by a member of an ethnic or religious group, will come to hate that entire group. The opposite situation occurs too, where an entire group hates a single person (again consider shunning). Hate is often a precursor to violence. Before a war, a populace is sometimes trained via political propaganda to hate some nation and|or culture. Hatred remains a major motive behind armed conflicts such as war and terrorism. Hate is not necessarily logical and it can be counterproductive and self-perpetuating.

"Love Your Enemies"

Hate is real and must be dealt with love and understanding. Love in the sense that Jesus commands His followers to love in Matthew 5:43-45:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies. Pray for those who treat you badly. If you do this, you will be children who are truly like your Father in heaven. He lets the sun rise for all people, whether they are good or bad. He sends rain to those who do right and to those who do wrong."

"Get Wisdom Get Understanding"

Understanding, then, involves the cognitive, the spiritual, and the moral. While human efforts are called for, the ability to understand comes from God. The final test of understanding is obedience to God. Proverbs 4:5-7 says:

"Get wisdom and understanding. Don’t forget or ignore my words. Hold on to wisdom, and wisdom will take care of you. Love wisdom and wisdom will keep you safe. Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom. If it costs everything you have, get understanding."

So when you meet someone that hates you, how do you resond? Let's talk about this? Top

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