The groups named by Peter Gottschalk as being responsible for widespread hate in this century are "right-wing politicians, conservative donors and professional Islamophobes." He does not have to come right out and say "Republicans" because people have been primed by the media to associate these words with the GOP.
Gottschalk gives a history of the
Not only were Southern Democrats crucial to the formation of the early KKK, but the late Democratic Sen.
Gottschalk's piece is a cheap shot at the Republican Party.
Hate, intolerance, greed, envy, suspicion, pride, sense of inferiority and sense of superiority are bundled together in the intolerance of other cultures and other religions. It can take place within a community, in a nation or between nations.
Ignorance is usually cited as a major factor, but I have seen hatred in college-educated men and women as well as the un-
educated and the unwashed. It takes place in democracies as well as autocracies. National and international leaders can be just as intolerant and ignorant as the masses — in fact, they are usually leading the masses in their various pet hatreds.
It has been so ever since man developed communities. I doubt it will ever end. Hatred may very well be ingrained within our DNA, either by God's design or evolution's. Take your pick; it makes no difference.