Why are there so many haters?

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Why are there so many haters?

Postby SLK230 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:34 am

Why are there so many haters among the people that have gained so much by the opportunity this country has given them?

The people you think that would feel the most grateful seem to be the least grateful.

I really wonder why?

Is it an attempt to attract attention?

Thoughts anyone.


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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby broman » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:51 am

Describe the people who should be the "most" grateful?

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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby John Q. Public » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:56 am

Besides Billionaire Hotel Magnates in Chief?
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Wabash » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:04 am

SLK230 wrote:Source of the post Why are there so many haters among the people that have gained so much by the opportunity this country has given them?

Because there are many others who have been denied that opportunity to any number of institutional factors.
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Bick » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:10 am

SLK230 wrote:Source of the post Why are there so many haters among the people that have gained so much by the opportunity this country has given them?

The people you think that would feel the most grateful seem to be the least grateful.

I really wonder why?

Is it an attempt to attract attention?

Thoughts anyone.


Being grateful would require the absence of entitlement.

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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Wabash » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:15 am

That's not true. May of those who are part of the "My country; Right or Wrong" crowd are significant receivers of entitlements and claim to love America.

Much of Trump's base consists of those who believe a good paying job in a steel mill or coal mine are owed to them. Market forces be damned.
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Fordama » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:21 am

SLK230 wrote:Why are there so many haters among the people that have gained so much by the opportunity this country has given them?

The people you think that would feel the most grateful seem to be the least grateful.

I really wonder why?

Is it an attempt to attract attention?

Thoughts anyone.

Well, we have a "President" that has constantly telling us how bad things have been and that he's going to "fix" them.

But you'll probably have to be more specific as to who you're writing about.
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Bick » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:48 am

SLK230 wrote:Source of the post Thoughts anyone.


BTW, you're in the wrong universe if you were hoping for something other than a tie-in to anything negative being a Trump issue.

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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Wabash » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:56 am

Could you or SLK be a little more specific on which group of "haters" you are referencing?

Is it the BLM movment? Or the Nazis that marched in Charlottesville last year?

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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Vilepagan » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:24 am

SLK230 wrote:Source of the post Why are there so many haters among the people that have gained so much by the opportunity this country has given them?


Why do you hate what you hate?
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. - The Dhammapada

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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby John Q. Public » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:34 am

Almost all hate has tribalism at its core and almost no hate is rational, but I think its growth in the last 20 or so years can be attributed to the Pelosi's, Hilary's and Democratic Undergrounds on the left and countless names, networks and talk radio hosts on the right.

Most of the right-wing hate, I think (I hope), can be overcome by time, education or explanation. The hate from the left is harder to figure out, since the left promotes policies to give the flag-waving, pick-up-driving Bubbas a break on their insurance or to give them a hand when they're out of work but then calls them idiots and deplorables instead of trying to win them over or at least trying to convince them that their way really isn't so bad.
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby SLK230 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:04 pm

broman wrote:Describe the people who should be the "most" grateful?


Certainly the football players. The Hollywood gang. The politicians.

Anyone that has made it big.
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Wabash » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:23 pm

I don't see them as haters. I just see them as individuals who appreciate that the US has flaws as well as good points.

Dissent is not disloyalty.

Unlike the rightwing haters who always seem to bring their guns to a protest.
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby MDDad » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:32 pm

SLK, you're smarter than this. How could you have expected anything other than the usual suspects to charge up your butt like the Light Brigade? Using words like "opportunity given to them" and "gratitude" is like throwing raw meat at four angry pit bulls.

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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Tommy Tar » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:33 pm

Boy, you guys took the bait on that one. =D>
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Wabash » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:33 pm

MDDad wrote:Source of the post "opportunity given to them"


What opportunity was given?

I thought everything was earned by one's own merit. Remember the outcry when President Obama said, "you didn't build that?"
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby John Q. Public » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:41 pm

Example of the football players "hating," please?
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Fordama » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:49 pm

SLK230 wrote:Certainly the football players

Well the African Americans are having a little problem with various police departments across the country with getting shot, beaten, or mistreated.

So there's that. Sounds like a good reason to be upset to me.

No clue what you think the "Hollywood Gang" is upset about. The mistreatment of women in that industry? Do you mean that?
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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby Vilepagan » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:49 pm

SLK230 wrote:Source of the post Certainly the football players. The Hollywood gang. The politicians.


In your mind these represent groups of people who all think alike?
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed. - The Dhammapada

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Re: Why are there so many haters?

Postby SLK230 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:18 pm

MDDad wrote:SLK, you're smarter than this. How could you have expected anything other than the usual suspects to charge up your butt like the Light Brigade? Using words like "opportunity given to them" and "gratitude" is like throwing raw meat at four angry pit bulls.


Yes you are correct. I should have known better.

I have been away from here a lot of years and see nothing has changed much.
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