Lefsetz: Time to Put An End to Hate?

Should we blame the Internet or income inequality – the inability to rise above and get ahead?

Every damn day people tell me I’m an asshole online. And let me tell you, if I say something negative about you or your project, it’s open season. It doesn’t surprise me when you reach out and castigate me. But when there’s no nexus – I don’t know you and you don’t know me – why such vitriol?

Used to be society was divided into those who ruled and those who were ruled.

And we kind of liked this, because we had economic mobility.

We thought if we just put our noses to the grindstone we could get ahead. But then mothers were working alongside fathers and bills went up, income stayed stagnant and everybody started to scratch their head and say, “Wait a minute here.”

Now the paradigm’s been blown apart.

The elites think they rule but they don’t.

That  was the story of the presidential election. Those who knew better left behind those who supposedly didn’t, and those on the losing end decided to give the middle finger to the winners of society – the educated, the advantaged – even if it was against their best interests.

Because as the bard from Minnesota once told us, when you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose.

And the artists are a black hole. Chasing a buck too. Anybody with power refuses to go on record in any meaningful way for fear of alienating a potential customer and the nobodies keep clamoring for attention, when they’re not hating online.

But now they’re tipping over headstones.

I want to know why this is the Jews’ problem.

Please tell me what my tribe did to become the most hated. Seems we’re decried even more than immigrants. But that bozo shot those Indians in Kansas and what’s even scarier is the nincompoops have guns. It’s like the wild west, if you feel safe…you aren’t.

What’s funny is those who feel most at risk aren’t.

Those red state denizens where the terrorists don’t go, because there aren’t enough people there. Believe me, they’re going to Oklahoma and Idaho last. But we must beef up the military for a perceived threat that doesn’t exist, when we can blow up the world many times over and we cozy up to the real enemy, Russia.

Makes your head spin, doesn’t it?

But no one wants to accept any blame. Trump wants more facts before he weighs in on Kansas, even though he heard rumors of election fraud and cheering Muslims in New Jersey, and had no problem rushing to judgment and pontificating on those subjects.

Because golfer Bernhard Langer, not even a citizen, is a more trustworthy authority than the media.

If you’re educated, if you’re doing your job, you’re scorned.

How can this be?

I get it. People have been left behind. But does this mean we give up on facts, we give up on truth, we no longer respect those who are educated and informed?

What’s next, rogue doctors performing surgeries after learning their craft on YouTube?

So the elites won’t acknowledge that globalism results in losers who must be helped. And the losers keep telling us we need less government and more guns but we had better not cut their Obamacare.

This is the county we’re living in. One where no one seems to be in control.

We as a society should be excoriating hate. We should be shaking our fists and rallying for truth and understanding.

But everybody’s watching their own news and so much of it is biased and everybody feels powerless so they just yell at each other – over and over again, all the damn time.

But words hurt less than actions.

Once you start shooting people in the name of hatred, once you start vandalizing Jewish cemeteries, calling in bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers, you’ve got a major societal problem. One that we must be led out of.

But who’s leading, who do we respect anymore?

I can’t respect a President who believes everything he sees on Fox News is right.

And I can’t respect a Democratic elite that left the working man behind.

However I do know we’re only human, flesh and blood.

They teach us to be good citizens…

But now Betsy DeVos wants to eviscerate public schools, even though the latest research shows vouchers result in lower test scores. We want to segregate ourselves more. By race, by religion, by income.

And endgame is?

They’re coming for you next. Don’t think you’re immune.

You can pray to your God all you want but that won’t make you safe. Your only choice is to love and understand your brothers and sisters, but this is hard to do when you have trouble making ends meet.

The media has been neutralized. Trump is fanning the flames of discord.

And I’m very scared because I’ve been on this planet quite a while and have never seen it this bad. Where anti-Semitism is legitimized. Where immigrants are the root of all problems. Where truth is for pussies and we make up alternative facts that befit our desired scenarios.

Come on, what kind of coarse society do we live in where every immigrant has to be afraid of being rounded up and kicked out while the poor aliens are picking fruit and the rich aliens are aiding breakthroughs in Silicon Valley?

I’m not saying people should be able to cross borders willy-nilly, but if you think the major issue in this country is immigration, you’re not looking at the real problem.

You and me.

Who’ve been here from day one. We’re standing by as our society fails, feeling hopeless as we yell at each other online, pointing fingers at everyone but ourselves.

A change has got to come.

And it’s got to start with us.

We are America. We make policy. We have power.

And I don’t care who’s in office – who won any election – this hatred’s got to stop.

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12 Responses to Lefsetz: Time to Put An End to Hate?

  1. Kerouac says:

    Destouches ‘Journey to the End of the Night’ and Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’, nod Morrison: ‘This is the end, my only friend, the end’…

  2. Nick says:

    That  was the story of the presidential election. Those who knew better left behind those who supposedly didn’t, and those on the losing end decided to give the middle finger to the winners of society – the educated, the advantaged – even if it was against their best interests.

    Jeez, what a buncha specious crap. You DO remember the popular vote was 3 million more people voting against your thesis, right?

    And I don’t care who’s in office – who won any election – this hatred’s got to stop.

    Except when an election turns on obvious foreign meddling, combined with “deep state” interference (think Comey & FBI), for a candidate who spent his entire campaign instigating said hatred (racism & misogyny), you’re just pissin’ in the wind.

    One reaps what they sow…

  3. chuck says:

    “Please tell me what my tribe did to become the most hated. Seems we’re decried even more than immigrants. But that bozo shot those Indians in Kansas and what’s even scarier is the nincompoops have guns. It’s like the wild west, if you feel safe…you aren’t.”

    So far, the only arrests in threats against Jews and the vandalism of Jewish Cemeteries, is, a Progressive, Journalist who hates Donald Trump.

    From the Washington Post-

    “A former journalist allegedly carried out at least some of the recent bomb threats against Jewish institutions across the country, according to the FBI, which described the menacing calls as part of the man’s campaign to harass a woman.”

    Jaun Thompson, is the only person in custody to far and I would wager, that the threats against Jews, are, wait for it, from Muslims.

    Wow.

    What an outside the box premise.

    So, Lefty, your efforts to conflate and dog whistle Trump supporters into the public stocks where you and the MSM want them so very badly and ‘bigly’ is pathetic.

    “Once you start shooting people in the name of hatred, once you start vandalizing Jewish cemeteries, calling in bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers, you’ve got a major societal problem. One that we must be led out of.”

    I guess we all have different definitions of what constitutes a “major societal problem”. Me, I think it has a lot to do with immigration and the racial chasm exacerbated by Obama at every opportunity he had. Ferguson seemed like a “major social problem”. The ongoing unrest and violence against Trump supporters in the streets has very little to do with threats against Jews. The absolute fabrication by the MSM that Donald Trump hates his own Grandchildren, son in law and daughter is so far removed from ANY semblance of reality, yet remains a constant theme in the Main Stream News.

    “So the elites won’t acknowledge that globalism results in losers who must be helped. And the losers keep telling us we need less government and more guns but we had better not cut their Obamacare.”

    Yeah, that’s right, methinks there is a Freudian slip there. “Losers” = Rust Belt folks out of a job, by way of globalist efforts from Elites, Progressives, Academia, Hollywood and the ACTUAL Deep State Employees (Average salary for Fed Employees – $120,000.00. Average private sector – 62,000.) who want their company (The Fed) to get bigger, pay out more money and make them more secure.

    It’s human nature. We all want the companies we work for to insure our employment, give us more money and power with the chance to retire with big cash in the bank. The difference is, Deep State Government Employees, so dramatically politicized (The DOJ donations to Democrats v Republicans. 95% went Democrat) and powerful as to destroy any who stand in the way of the monolith, are a cancer, a Fascist necrosis that has spread throughout Washington DC (The riches county in the country).

    This is cold war and the issue is in doubt.

    Hate is a good thing.

    Ya think Charles Martel didn’t have HATE in his heart that morning in 732 ad when he faced 90,000 Muslims at the Battle of Tours.

    Turn, turn, turn, there is time for HATE and if those folks who believe in the Constitution and an America where everyone has the right to express their opinions, with secure borders and potential for the hoi polloi to succeed, then HATE will be a necessity.

    • Shawnster says:

      Your cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

      • chuck says:

        Beats boring, uninspired, salt of the earth SJW in search of designated-by-democrat Republican windmills.

        • Shawnster says:

          I don’t have time to hate. I’m better than that. I live in the real world not some delusional, dystopian world of my own making. How sad your life must be to pen these comic screeds blaming all the ills of the world on Obama, the left, immigrants, blacks, elites, SJW’s, Jews and anyone else who doesn’t look or think like you. Hate is never a “necessity”. “There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness”-Katerina Stoykova Klemer. Chuck you must be one unhappy fella.

      • paulwilsonkc says:

        You’re

        • Shawnster says:

          That’s the real chuck I know. It didn’t take much to get the hateful, misogynistic, racist to raise his ugly head. Straight to the ugly insults. “Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.”- Jean-Jaques Rousseau. “Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.”.-George Bernard Shaw.

          • Frank says:

            Took only 10 days for the head to rise. His last piece to grace this site had him decrying hate and saying that the white guy at Austins scared him. Of course, maybe Chuck was half asleep when he was listening to reports about the guy, what he did, and what he said, and Chuck woke up and said WAIT, IS THAT ME!!! Yes that would be scary.

  4. Jim a.k.a. BWH says:

    Fear not, Lefty. The Orange stain in D.C. will leave the building in another 3+ years. (maybe less with a little luck) Hopefully, no permanent damage done. We can then get back to “regular’ politics where punches are thrown followed immediately by a cordial dinner. These amateur pot-stirrers don’t know how it’s done. Bull, meet china cabinet.

    Telling people that they lost their jobs to a microchip or technology isn’t sexy. Telling them Juan or Muhammad took it from them? Now there’s an angle the shallow end of the gene pool can get behind.

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