Hey Libs: Looking For ‘Hate’ ? Check A Mirror!

Written by John DeGroff on June 23, 2017

Liberals love to use the word “hate” as often as possible. Especially when directed towards conservatives. According to my Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of hate is: “an intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury; extreme dislike or disgust, antipathy, loathing.” So, I guess that when we deplorable normals are confronted by liberals, we should probably feel a little empathy for the poor, widdle creatures because it’s really US causing THEM stress.

Well, actually…no. I personally don’t give an airborne copulation what any liberal thinks of me. While I firmly believe modern liberalism is a mental disorder, is 100% anti-American and against everything that’s decent and wholesome, I really work hard trying not to hate individual liberals.

Having said that, though, I’ve come to the conclusion that you can tell where a person’s moral convictions lie by what they claim to hate.

Conservative speakers on college campuses are being met with shouts of “…we don’t want your hate here!…” And, how many recent protests/marches have featured signs saying “Love Trumps Hate”? These are just two examples of the hate conservatives are being accused of by the left.

But what are these leftists really hating? Do they find simple words from a conservative speaker to be hateful? They’re hating free speech while exercising free speech? They hate the fact that we have free elections in this country? (…and yes, dear lefties, elections really do have consequences.)

Allen West, writing in Townhall.com on June 21st was very succinct about where this mindset can lead.

What we are witnessing is the attempt to demean, denigrate, disparage, demonize, and now dehumanize any opposing viewpoints to progressive socialist ideology. This establishes a dangerous precedent and justification, of actions such as what was undertaken…at the Republican baseball team practice. If the new mantra for the liberal progressive left, and their media accomplices, is to use the tools of coercion, intimidation, and violence in order to advance their ideals, and secure power, this is truly a dangerous avenue.

Dangerous is an understatement. True hating, the type conservatives are experiencing from the left, leads to things like Auschwitz, apartheid, the Armenian genocide, and the staggering death toll of communism worldwide during the 20th century…to name just a few examples.

To keep this fair and balanced, it’s only right to point out that we’ve had some awful moments of government sanctioned hate in our past as well. The Trail of Tears, Wounded Knee and other atrocities against Native Americans are sad examples of hate left unchecked. Jim Crow laws and the civil rights violence of the 1960s are further examples of our seemingly endless struggle with racism.

My point here is that we’ve seen in our own history what can happen when hate is allowed to become an official government policy. We’ve taken steps to change when we can. The left’s constant use of the word to disparage anything that isn’t in the progressive playbook can eventually weaken the ability to recognize hate where it truly exists.

The left has become so focused on hating President Trump and his deplorable supporters they no longer see the real enemies we have. And if you point this out, you’re accused of being Islamaphobic, or of being anti-immigrant, or a bigot, or anti-gay, or even un-American simply because you want our county’s laws obeyed.

We’ve also been hearing “…this is not who we are…” a lot from people who want to control who we are. Well, there are ways to start changing all this. It won’t be pretty, it won’t easy. We’ll look at that in Part 2.

I’d like to close with three scriptures. Take a few minutes to let these sink in.

Proverbs 14:12: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Isaiah 5:20: Woe to those who call evil good and good evil…

Psalms 27:11: Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path because
of mine enemies.

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John DeGroff
John DeGroff is the original bass player for the Christian rock band Petra. He currently plays for the band GHF which is comprised of other original members from Petra. DeGroff has extensive experience as a freelance music journalist and newspaper reporter as well as an on-line music reviewer. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and lives in Warsaw, Indiana where he is employed as a care giver for mentally challenged adults.