The Left Wants You to Be Confused About What Hate Is


Hate has a purpose, and a very useful one as well. 

In today’s society, we’re told that hate is just the absolute worst thing a person could feel. I would argue that the most destructive emotion isn’t hatred at all, it’s indifference. Even in terms of the most motivating of feelings, I wouldn’t hand that to hate, I’d give that award to spite. 

But hate isn’t a bad thing. Like most emotions, it’s a tool that can be used for good or evil. It’s not about the fact that you hate; it’s what you hate that ultimately matters. 

For instance, hating pedophilia is a good and righteous thing. Hating tyranny keeps us free. We hate murder, sexual assault, and violence against the innocent. We hate disease and cancer. Hating these things helps us define our societal boundaries and act accordingly. 

However, the left has a habit of making all hate, no matter how nuanced, out to be hate of a person or people. As I wrote earlier Monday in my first VIP, any action against the interests of LGBT activists is painted as hatred of people who fall into the LGBT category. This isn’t true. A group of parents wanting to keep LGBT reading material or gross displays of sexuality and kink out of places where children frequent isn’t hatred of gay people; it’s wanting to protect the innocence and safety of their children. Acts of defiance against the LGBT activist community, such as that of defacing LGBT flag murals on the road, isn’t a declaration of hate toward gays and lesbians; it’s a symbol of wanting LGBT activism to stay out of our lives. 

READ: They’re Not Leaving Marks on Pride Murals Because They Hate Gay People)

But I’ll give you another example of how a desire by a majority of Americans will be interpreted as hate. 

According to a CBS/YouGov poll, 62 percent of Americans are in favor of a “new national program to deport all undocumented immigrants.” 

Is this hatred of people who come across the border illegally? There’s some nuance here. 

According to American law, every single person who crosses the border illegally is a criminal by virtue of breaking the law to be here when they aren’t supposed to be. We recognize that some of these people really are here to seek a better life for their families and seek refuge from corrupt governments and tyrannies of all kinds back home. 

However, some people are here to commit horrendous crimes and become part of sex and drug trafficking networks. Some of these people are just completely disrespectful to the country they entered illegally. They inflict evil on our own people. 

It’s hard to say we hate the people honestly trying to come here for a better life and mean no harm. However, their presence here is a problem regardless and, as such, they have to go through the proper channels in order to be brought into the country legally and, hopefully, eventually become citizens. I don’t have any ill will toward them at all, but they are here illegally and as such, they have to go. 

We hate illegal immigration because, no matter how innocent the person, their presence here brings problems with it. What’s more, the same illegal immigration that brought them here is the same illegal immigration that brought very real evil into the country, and that evil we also hate. 

This is a black-and-white issue built on nuanced understanding. 

Ultimately, hatred of illegal immigration and the crime it brings with it is a good thing. Hatred of the goals of the LGBT activist community in terms of its domination of society and its intrusions into our children’s lives is a good thing. Hatred of policies that disregard merit and skill in order to focus purely on identity is a good thing. 

It doesn’t mean we have a broad hatred of anyone. It means we want a healthy society built on law, order, and no small amount of liberty mixed in.