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COMMENTARY: What makes a person choose hate over love?

Do you ever wonder what lies in the heart of another human being to make them hate another human being?

It’s not just the hatred of gays and lesbians that I’m talking about here.

It’s this whole group of people who believe that the government is going to show up on their doorstep with automatic weapons drawn to “take away their rights.” It’s been my experience that these are the people who are buying every weapon they can and stockpiling every piece of ammunition they can buy.

These are the people who absolutely hate their government and believe that President Barack Obama is the antichrist and love to call the first lady “Moochele.”

They post things like: “I dream of a day when I turn on the TV and FOX has a breaking news event that Obama has been arrested and his wife has been subdued and gagged ... a man can dream cant he?”

And: “Sexual immorality and indecency flows strong with democrats and they will continue to support sexual deviants and cheaters time and time again.”

And this: “STRICT GUN LAWS ARE FOR COMMIES YOU LIBERAL D BAGS!”

And this one about President Obama: “He is now the DICKtator! He arbitrarily decides what laws he likes what ones he doesn't. When it doesn't fit his narrative ... he just "waives" them! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY YOU SPINELESS F#@KS IN CONGRESS!!!!! GET A SET & PUT THIS POS IN PRISON!”

Not to be outdone – the gay haters are still around in abundance:

“For now the focus is upon Gays and Lesbians, but soon it will be on the real freakshows, the transgender and trans-sexual crowd. You think the gays are militant, when the mutants hit the street...dont say I didnt warn you.”

And finally this gem: “I am asked constantly, how does gay marriage directly affect your life? Let me give you a prediction. Pedophiles will try to ride in on the coat tails of homosexual civil rights. There used to be a time that homosexuality was considered a perversion. I have law school books that tell prospective lawyers not Tobias homosexuals as witnesses if at all possible, the reason cited is that homosexuality was a mental illness that that illness might be used by the other side to impeach testimony. Now there are noted people in the mental health profession that want to declassify pedophilia as a crime and reclassify it as a sexual preference ... sound familiar? I'm not suggesting that gays are pedophiles, I'm merely predicting that the moment gays get official recognition in marriage, the pedophiles are next.”

What is it that makes these people so ignorant, so angry and so hateful? What is it that makes them hate people they don’t even know, so very much? And what is it that makes these folks incapable of looking in the mirror and understanding that the problems start with the reflection they see in the mirror?

I have always been a believer in what you send out into the universe is what comes back to you. If you are filled with rage and hate that is exactly what will come flowing back to you?

These folks who have written all the thing say they love their country – they love their Jesus, and they love their Constitution. Is this to imply that those of us who don’t rant and rave or are gay, lesbian, transgendered or bisexual or Jewish or Muslim or agnostic or atheist do not love our country?

What is it that keeps us at odds with one another? What is it that keeps us from doing what is right and just for every human being?

And finally – what is it that keeps us all from just accepting one another for exactly who we are? You’re a conservative Christian Republican and you vote for a Republican no matter what … OK – I’m a liberal, lesbian Democrat and I vote for the person who I believe will do the right thing. Why can’t we both live with each other’s decisions instead of bashing and ranting and filing some sort of legal injunction to keep one another from living our lives?

Will there ever be a time when tolerance and understanding and love actually win out over ignorance and hatred?

I choose not to have these sort of people in my personal life, and I keep asking the universe to fill the world with light and love.

“You may say I’m a dreamer – but I’m not the only one …”

SDGLN Contributor Barb Hamp Weicksel was born in 1952 in Pennsylvania and moved to California in the early 1980s, where she met her partner Susan. They've been together some 30 years and share the love of Susan's four children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her blog, Barb's Gift of Gab, can be found HERE.