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The Politics of Hate
LFET ^ | Russell Madden

Posted on 09/25/2002 5:02:53 PM PDT by Sir Gawain

The Politics of Hate

by Russell Madden

I hate politics.

I hate people who believe they have the right to force me to live as they decide I should.

I hate having to beg for permission to defend myself.

I hate having to pay for a piece of paper that says I am allowed to buy a gun.

I hate having a sheriff deny me the ability legally to exercise my right to carry a weapon.

I hate politicians who claim they pass laws for my own good.

I hate being forced to wear a seat belt.

I hate a policeman pulling me over on the interstate because he thinks I am not wearing a seat belt.

I hate helmet laws that treat me like an imbecile.

I hate random checkpoints that presume I am guilty until I prove I am innocent.

I hate that I cannot simply refuse to be questioned for no good reason and then proceed on my way.

I hate the legal requirement that I must have a State-issued license in order to drive.

I hate having a Social Security number.

I hate having to provide my Social Security number to do anything important in life.

I hate people who pretend that having a Social Security number or showing it is "voluntary."

I hate people who lie and say that the income tax is "voluntary."

I hate having to teach college students who have accepted statist propaganda for thirteen years.

I hate having large amounts of my modest income seized to pay for the "education" of other people's kids.

I hate people who claim that properly calling someone a fascist is worse than being a fascist.

I hate zoning ordinances that raise the cost of housing and deny homes to those who want them.

I hate being more fearful of police than I am of criminals.

I hate the glorification of the collective and the denigration of the individual.

I hate the praising of faith and non-objectivity and the denial of objectivity and reason.

I hate wondering which law I am violating today.

I hate having to live a lower lifestyle so millionaires and poor people can get welfare payments.

I hate paying a thousand dollars more for a new car because of sales tax.

I hate people who think it's wrong to hate injustice...and to say so, directly and without apology.

I hate those who do not have to fight a war or risk death starting wars and drafting others to die for their arrogance.

I hate the death of anonymity by State decree.

I hate the hubris of those who declare I must prove who I am to use my own money.

I hate a government that inflates away the wealth of poor people and makes them dependent on the State.

I hate those who laugh at the gold standard or the idea of private money.

I hate the belief that health care is a right to be obtained at others' expense.

I hate those who tell me I should not take the loss of my own liberty personally.

I hate those who destroy the precision of language and concepts to further their shameful goals.

I hate politicians who rely on the gullibility and greed of voters in order to maintain their power.

I hate voters who rely upon politicians to feed their ignorance and greed in order to obtain what they have not earned.

I hate terrorists who hide behind "animal rights" in order to destroy human rights.

I hate those who ignore facts and logic while pretending to honor them in order to advance their agendas.

I hate pragmatists who insist that "moral" ends justify immoral means.

I hate those who believe that an end can be "moral" if it is achieved immorally.

I hate the cowardice of those who hide monstrous goals behind pretensions of goodness.

I hate so-called environmentalists who would destroy humanity and civilization in order to "save" it.

I hate those who think they are instant experts on everything because they've been elected to political office.

I hate people who believe they have the right to tell me how much water to use in flushing away my waste.

I hate people who forbid others to replace the coolant in their car's air conditioner by themselves.

I hate the imbeciles who dictate what kind of clothes washer I can buy.

I hate those who would force an atheist to listen to others' prayers.

I hate those who would forbid a child from openly praying.

I hate the State monopoly on education that makes either of those situations an issue.

I hate those who burn or murder innocent men, women, and children and get away with claiming those victims deserved it and "brought it on themselves."

I hate anyone who does not know the meaning of the word "is."

I hate those who think the unfit and the disabled have legitimate claims on the lives and property of the fit and the productive... because they are unfit and disabled.

I hate having to pay more for my food because some farmer doesn't want to get a real job.

I hate those who think it is okay to blame someone's property for a crime and to force the "owner" to prove he is innocent of any illegalities when the State seizes that property.

I hate that drug usage by adults is a crime.

I hate that the State is more concerned with punishment and fattening its own coffers than it is with restitution to victims.

I hate those who think that jury members can decide life-and-death matters but are incompetent to judge the law as well as the facts.

I hate having to show an ID to fly on a plane.

I hate being forced to fly without any means of self-defense.

I hate the fact that almost everyone believes that the State has the right to own airports and to dictate "safety" procedures on airplanes.

I hate zero tolerance of common sense, rights, and morality in schools and airports.

I hate those who believe that it is "right" to prevent private citizens from discriminating against others on the basis of sex, race, creed, or for any other reason.

I hate those who are too stupid to realize that it is usually wrong to reject people solely on the basis of their sex or race.

I hate the fact that so many people cannot distinguish between "the right to do the wrong thing" and the fact that "it is not right to do the wrong thing."

I hate those who praise democracy as an end itself regardless of the results.

I hate those who think that everything is simply a "matter of opinion" and yet it is wrong to say that one thing is wrong and another is right.

I hate those who place security above liberty.

I hate the irrational, the altruistic, and the mystical.

I hate that I have to be concerned with politics as a central factor in my life.

I hate that I have to waste so much of my life fighting unjust laws when I'd rather just live my life.

I hate being treated as a slave.

I love being free.


See Russ Madden's articles, short stories, novel excerpts, and items of interest to Objectivists, libertarians, and sci-fi fans at http://home.earthlink.net/~rdmadden/webdocs/.



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1 posted on 09/25/2002 5:02:53 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: AAABEST; christine; Darth Sidious; fporretto; Free Vulcan; Liberty Teeth; Loopy; MadameAxe; ...
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2 posted on 09/25/2002 5:04:05 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Sir Gawain
geeze, what a cry baby.
3 posted on 09/25/2002 5:06:49 PM PDT by That Subliminal Kid
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To: That Subliminal Kid
Apparently, too, he hates well written prose.
4 posted on 09/25/2002 5:11:57 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Sir Gawain

5 posted on 09/25/2002 5:13:12 PM PDT by South40
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To: Sir Gawain
Bmpu
6 posted on 09/25/2002 5:16:49 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Sir Gawain
He's always so negative.
7 posted on 09/25/2002 5:18:36 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger
I hate that I wasted the time to read all that hate speech.

I can sum it up in one line.

I HATE IGNORANCE!

8 posted on 09/25/2002 5:27:13 PM PDT by Lower55
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To: Sir Gawain
I hate columns like that.
9 posted on 09/25/2002 5:34:04 PM PDT by RAT Patrol
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To: Sir Gawain
Sounds angry to me........
10 posted on 09/25/2002 5:37:56 PM PDT by pgobrien
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To: Sir Gawain
I loved it. And i love being called a "hater" because I love freedom and hate its antithesis.
11 posted on 09/25/2002 5:38:04 PM PDT by kcar
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To: Sir Gawain
"I love being free." - Russ Madden

Carefull Sir, -- or those who hate what Russ loves will get you banned.
13 posted on 09/25/2002 6:27:26 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: Sir Gawain
I hate the mental rigor mortis that hates any part of this article.
14 posted on 09/25/2002 7:00:40 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: Sir Gawain
Sounds like Russ hates just about everybody.

I hate those who would force an atheist to listen to others' prayers.
I hate those who would forbid a child from openly praying.

How do you reconcile these two statements. Let the atheists leave the room while the other kids pray? But Russ probably hates anyone who would do that too.

15 posted on 09/25/2002 7:09:51 PM PDT by x
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To: x
'Force & forbid' are the key words that could give you a clue as to how to reconcile the common gound.
But probably not, as you seem to want to be clueless.
16 posted on 09/25/2002 7:17:42 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: x
That statement is easily reconciled. The key is freedom. The atheist isn't forced to listen to the prayer - he can leave or just keep playing chess and ignore it - but the religionist can chant whatever they want unless it's "fire" in a crowded theatre.
17 posted on 09/25/2002 7:32:45 PM PDT by kcar
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To: Sir Gawain
I hate this all too. Hope to take a big step in rolling it all away this November 5th.
18 posted on 09/25/2002 7:34:35 PM PDT by kcar
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To: tpaine
If you got down off your high horse long enough to read the court decisions you'd realize that this question is by no means as easy as you want to make it. Given the way that the parties define the situation, there will be a winner and a loser. Someone will have to concede. But apparently you'd rather just throw out zingers.
19 posted on 09/25/2002 7:48:54 PM PDT by x
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To: x
How do you reconcile these two statements.

With the statement that immediately follows: "I hate the State monopoly on education that makes either of those situations an issue."

20 posted on 09/25/2002 8:03:12 PM PDT by MadameAxe
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To: MadameAxe
Well, that's an answer, though I'm not sure he uses the word "monopoly" correctly.

I'm sure Russ will have more things to complain about once all public spaces are privatized and owned by those who do more than complain.

21 posted on 09/25/2002 8:22:04 PM PDT by x
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To: x
You seem to want to read a lot more 'zing' into my remark on your silly comment than was intended.
The white horse you THINK you rode in on is not an issue with me, or with the courts. It was decided over 200 years ago.
We have religious freedom in this country, 'moral majority' be damned.
22 posted on 09/25/2002 11:34:09 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: Sir Gawain
bump
23 posted on 09/25/2002 11:47:05 PM PDT by niki
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To: kcar; Sir Gawain
I loved it. And i love being called a "hater" because I love freedom and hate its antithesis.

i loved it too ;)

24 posted on 09/26/2002 7:46:17 AM PDT by christine
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To: Sir Gawain
One of Nugent's best!
25 posted on 09/26/2002 7:48:32 AM PDT by JohnGalt
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