Hate breeds hate is probably the most bullshit thing I’ve ever heard.
You know what hasn’t changed the world? Simply sitting by and hoping it changes.
You know what HAS changed the world? Revolution, protests, marches anger.
Anger and passion have changed the world and I’m going to bed damned is someone tries to silence me or anyone else by talking about “hate breeds hate”
Shut the fuck up.
No, no, NO.
Hate is not the same as anger. Anger, truly righteous anger absolutely can change the world. Anger and outrage can bring people to act, to take a stand against injustice, to make a change in the world.
But hate? Hate is destruction that doesn’t breed creation. Hate is blinding. Hate leads people to act irrationally, to not think of others in their blind ambition to destroy whatever it is that offends them, that opposes them. Hate leads people to burn, to maim, to kill. Hate is not a teacher, hate is a punisher.
Anger leads people to protest, to stand their ground for what they believe is right, to educate and empower others. Hate leads people to riot, to violently destroy any opposition, to eliminate ignorance not through education, but eradication.
Think of it this way: Someone has done something to upset you, maybe they said something you found offensive. To show anger and passion would be to tell them, clearly and succinctly, why what they’ve done is upsetting and to educate them as to why it has been perceived as wrong. This opens the floor to communication, to education, to furthering your cause in a healthy way. To show hate, on the other hand, would be to tell them they’re worthless scum for their transactions and that they should kill themselves to rid the world of their ignorance. This erases any opportunity for communication, possibly even leading to retaliation, to further hate.
Anger and passion breed change. Hate breeds hate.