America’s New Religion: Hate-ism
I have tried to tell my liberal-minded friends that they are being brainwashed – no differently from the people depicted in the opening scene from George Orwell’s 1984 – where they show citizens screaming with vial hatred at the giant screen of Emmanuel Goldstein, the States #1 enemy, in an effort to divert attention away from their sad and miserable lives, lives constructed by neo-modernist progressives who deal in the dispense of hatefulness and fear.
Here is how George Orwell describes Two Minutes Hate:
The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.
Only this isn’t a movie and we are not run by the State – not yet anyway. But the truth remains: political leaders and media conglomerates like CNN, MSNBC, Disney/ABC, most of the press and others are using Trump as an objectified symbol of everything people despise about conservatism (or what the Left perceives to be conservative principles). You hate homophobes, that’s Trump; you hate racists, well, Trump is that, too. You hate Islamaphobes, well, that’s what Trump is, don’t you know?
Does anyone ever wonder how someone like Trump can possibly hate everyone but white people – and still be as successful as he has been in his life?
On the cable news channel there is a bombardment of so-called experts who swear Donald Trump hates gays, blacks, Muslims, and basically every minority or special interest group they can think of.
In short, Trump is the modern day Archie Bunker (or Emmanuel Goldstein), the guy you despise because he embodies everything you hate.
Trump is the symbolic representation of everything that angers the Left, or gets in their way as they seek to create a make-believe society.
Remember, the neo-modernist Left is convinced mankind can control the temperature of the earth, that people can choose their sexual nature, that Socialism is better than a free-market democracy, and that that you can love everyone who agrees with you, but you should hate people who don’t, including President Trump.
The Left has substituted the principles of a good religion (patience, service, forgiveness, forbearance, eternal realities, self-sacrifice), all predicted on spiritual values, not temporal ones, with an ideology that seeks first, to control, then hate, and finally destroy anything or anyone who gets in their way of achieving what they think should be a godless, socialist utopia where all of humanity joins hands and sings John Lennons’ Imagine while Conservatives are hung out to dry (demonized by political correctness) from the crosses they so valiantly believed in.
Hate is the new watchword. They hate Trump, they hate Christians, they hate free market capitalism, they hate traditional values, they hate the Constitution, they hate cheap energy, but yet they love the technology and the bountiful access to things that are a direct result of all of the things they hate.
Yes, Hate is the new religion for the Left; it is Hate-ism and it’s because the Progressives know that, like the Orwellian depiction of Goldstein, you can control people much better with hate than you can with love. Hate plays to mans’ baser instincts, like greed, envy, jealousy. Whereas Love allows us to grow in wisdom because love commands patience, altruism and dedication to godly ideals, something that has no place in the new world order.
Jim Watkins is a media expert and host of the weekly podcast Candidly Speaking. You can follow Jim on Twitter @candidspeaker