Monday, July 28, 2014

On hatred

“Angry people are not always wise.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Reading some of the rubbish that's written online about different groups of people - Jews about Palestinians, atheists about religionists, religionists about atheists, anti-feminists about feminists, employed people about benefits claimants - it strikes me that there's a lot of very angry prejudiced people out there. Hardly any of them actually know what they're talking about and can't even have a reasonable argument, but resort to name-calling when challenged, and not just the trolls. Hatred like that rots the brain, and most of them didn't use theirs to begin with.