Tuesday, June 02, 2009

An End to Hate

For a few hours today I had up a post that was part of a meme started by Calvin. It detailed 18 things I "hated".

I've made the decision to pull the post.

The bottom line is that I don't really "hate" most of those things. I don't "hate" bands, cities, people, TV shows, etc... I dislike them. I find them unpleasant or not to my taste, but I'll keep "hate" in my back pocket for things upon which I feel a certain passion.

They asked the question "What technology do I hate?" I hate the technology that allows the NSA to listen to my phone calls without a warrant. I hate that we're in a place where intelligent people feel that its necessary to do their job, and that if something akin to 9/11 happened again, they would be held responsible. I hate that. I don't "hate" the little switch box and recorder server farm.

I do, however, hate brussell sprouts. God intended them as food for rabbits and garden moles, but not for people. At least not for this people.

So if you saw the "hate" post here, and you're wondering where it went... I hope its okay that a better nature prevailed.

I think NTT, who commented upon the post, will understand.


NTT said...

You are to be commended young padawan.

Remember, hatred leads to fear, fear leads to anger, anger leads to Lucas, Lucas leads to teddy bears and teddy bears lead to...honey nut cheerios.

Michael Corley said...

I truly hate very few things. Seriously, like, one hand count.

I'm shocked by people who manage to muster up that much energy. It's like walking around doing cardio workouts all day to hate something.

The League said...

Well, I assume most people use the term "hate" pretty casually but don't literally mean "hate". But after writing it over and over... it just left a bad taste in my mouth.

J.S. said...

Well, in general I agree with you, but on the other hand, a little hate directed toward a few appropriate targets (and there aren't many of them) might be an okay thing.
"Nazis. I hate these guys." -Indiana Jones
"All of that hate's gonna burn you up, kid."
"Nah. Keeps me warm." -Red Dawn

The League said...

...mmm. Warm Hatred Cheerios.