Hate is the sibling of fear. The more fear in a society, the more we look to combat that fear. We look for a target. Something to beat back. Something to feel powerful against. Someone who is less important. Someone who is different.
Look how much fear there is in society now. Terrorism, environmental collapse, economic collapse, spiritual unease.
Hate finds a difference to attack it.
Love finds a difference to grow from it.
Where there is fear there is no love.
As for those screaming for equal rights, by and large they have been the target of hate for millenia and they can see the pendulum swinging back to where its okay to hate Muslims in North America, its okay to hate socialism, its okay to legislate rights away again because of your social choices. Its okay to vent angrily in a political forum because its entertaining to the tv media.
We breed fear in the media because it sells papers and gets hits on YouTube. WE create hate because we purchase it. We crave it as entertainment. We use it to make us feel safe against terrorists. We buy it in mainstream hollywood. We buy it in video games. We buy it everytime we go to the polls.
If we would stop buying it . . .