> The word hate has become epithetic in the past thirty years as it has been indiscriminately used to replace such common-sense terms as distrust, disgust, aversion, repulsion, caution, etc. until it has been turned into a defensive word which only has approbation when used to describe one's critics.
HATE is an ugly term that is over-used and thus loses effect as a result. HATE digs at the very basest, the lowest of human emotion: it should be reserved for the very, very few rather than applied generally.
Ours is a childish society that "hates" too frequently and too easily, yet fails to HATE the hateful things often enough, consistently enough, passionately enough.
(People "hate" broccoli, fer Petessake!)
People should require a license to HATE. Because most folk do not fully know what HATE means or what it entails. As such it is a dangerous substance not for general-purpose use.
To some extent, the phenonmenon is is a function of reduction and polarization where complex terms are taken at their simplest level and bounced off one another until we see separate sets on opposite sides of the court.
Tradition is set in the foundation of experience while tolerance and equivocation rests on the shifting sands of the never level playing field.