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I'm So Ashamed Of Our Hate & Ignorance



It’s Not Okay To Hate

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When did it become okay to hate?

I look at the anti-semitism in this country right now and I’m ashamed.

When I was in the news business, stuff like this was unacceptable and a huge story, each and every time it happened.

I’m not in Oregon any longer so I’ll leave it up to those of you who are, to tell us how this is shacking out there.



It’s so dangerous.

I hear reports on the news of death threats aimed at people of the Jewish faith.

There are those who want to make this a Palestine verses Israel debate but they are fooling themselves to think such a thing.

This is Hamas, a terrorist organization, that started it by killing Israelis, it is they who brought it on.

But we have ignorant people on college campus’ all over this country siding with the side of terrorism.



I’m watching a film series on what happened to the family of Anne Frank.

10 years ago I would not even fathom what that would feel like.

But our world is getting awfully close to doing the same thing to people in fact, I’d say we’re already there.

It’s ugly, it’s evil and it’s wrong.


Are we become a world where singling out the Jewish people is acceptable again?

Major universities and ivy league schools have no problem throttling free speech when it comes to issues they disagree with but find hate speech okay to support and protect.

Shame on them.

Maybe the federal government should withhold any funding to school who allow this type of hate speech?


I hope we think long and hard about where we are going as a nation because it’s not pretty.

Yes, people are and should be free to say what they want.

But they must also understand there are consequences to their actions.

You can’t preach non-hate of group X and then call for hate for group Z.

That’s called hypocrisy and it needs to be called out.





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It is of zero surprise that none of Rick's outrage was triggered by the death of Wadea Al-Fayoume.


I share in his disgust regarding the attack by Hamas and the rise in antisemitism, both globally and here in the states. I think my compatriots on the left should be more vocal about that, though I doubt any of that gets through his information bubble.


That said, I don't believe the response to that attack, and I do believe a response was needed, should result in thousands of dead, injured, and starving Palestinian children. Hamas bears responsibility for this, but so does our tax-funded ally and criticizing that action in not anti-Semitic.

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No idea where you read this shit, but no universities are antisemitic. There are many who see what Israel is doing to the PalestinianIan people and want freedom from that tyranny. Thatvis not anti Jew. Stop perpetuating lies.

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I’m not saying that antisemitism isn’t happening. It obviously is. Rick frames it in such a way that makes it look like universities are preaching anti Jewish sentiment, when the real problem is the nation of Israel AND Hamas. You religious zealots are all the same.

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jimjamieson48
jimjamieson48
Nov 01, 2023

Agree with you that hate is too common these days. I have no problem with people uniting around what we like and value, but the disparaging and denigrating and vilifying of others and the over use of superlatives to do the above is crazy. There is too much nastiness towards people we feel are different from us.

When some people (particularly in our domestic politics) teach that the 'others' are and enemy and needs to be destroyed rather than they are opponents, then hate is an easy next step. To me this is not a Christian response.

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Wayne Gilbert
Wayne Gilbert
Nov 01, 2023

Most of today's hate came from trump, the far-right (MAGA), and his cronies. He gave permission to be anti-semitic, bigoted, racist, hateful, devisive, homophobic and just plain mean... I know you republicans won't agree with this, but it is a fact...

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swbmcb88
swbmcb88
Nov 01, 2023

It didn't help things that the Obama administration was anti-Israel and openly supported Israel's enemy, Iran. Biden is doing the same thing. He makes a trip to Israel for a photo-op to make people think that he supports them but then he financially supports Iran and Hamas. Plus, he is trying to control Israel's response to the horrific attacks. Hypocrites!!

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Wayne Gilbert
Wayne Gilbert
Nov 01, 2023
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You are blaming Obama and Biden for Hamas/Iranian terrorism??? Oh please, that's ridiculous...

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