Skip to comments.Homeless ex-reporter opted for Berkeley streets
Posted on 04/11/2010 6:28:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The Hate Man is probably the most colorfully oddball homeless person on Berkeley's famously oddball Telegraph Avenue. Known as Mark Hawthorne when he was a New York Times news reporter from 1961 to 1970, Hate Man has lived mostly on the streets in Berkeley since opting out of normal society in 1986. For a man whose penchant for wearing cast-off women's clothes and eating garbage seems a tad feral, the 73-year-old Hate Man is a surprisingly gentle, lucid conversationalist about most anything - particularly his philosophy that everyone must acknowledge that they really hate each other. He went over the fine points with reporter Kevin Fagan.
Q: You require people to say "I hate you" before you begin a conversation. Do you really hate everyone?
A: I do. But it's a new way of hating. It's about being straight with people. The dictionary defines hate as hostility, but that's heavy. My idea is to be straight about negative feelings that we all have, which is what hate is, and then you can have a real conversation. Don't be threatening or angry or snotty - just straight.
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One big bowl of fruits and nuts.
Hate Man is right: “Hell is other people,” said Jean Paul Sartre. Let’s stop kidding ourselves, just check out this forum’s hate fests! Dr Engelbert vs the Pope, anyone?
hate... explains liberalism.
opting out of normal society in 1986?
I’d say he started that in 1961!
However in the case of anti Catholic goons (and it is all over the net/news) they are only helping.
I see/hear more and more lukewarm Catholics dwelving into and learning apolegetics/the Cathechism ect...
Just making us a stronger body.
liberalism is a mental disorder