Why is it that haters won’t, in the end, stand up for what they believe? Why is it that Jew haters are the first to champion Holocaust Revisionism that attempts to prove that it didn’t happen? You’re a Nazi! You hate Jews! Why on earth would you try to erase that history? Shouldn’t you be proud of it? And why do racist southerners so boldly attempt to reframe the Civil War as the War of Northern Aggression claiming that it was their “way of life” that was being attacked? That the Confederate Flag can somehow be washed of the blood, violence and savagery of slavery, over which the South went to war? Shouldn’t you be proud of that heritage? Why do you hide from it?
Because the truth is that your hatred for Jews, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Women and Gays is just a foil for forgetting about the hate you feel for yourself. The hate that someone in your family injected into you. Your hate is a shield from your own shame. It’s a deflective measure that you believe will make you feel loved and secure. But it won’t. There’s only one path to feeling loved and secure. And its through putting down your shields and taking off your armor and making yourself vulnerable to the truth that you know and feel deep within yourself – otherwise it wouldn’t frighten you so much – that there is fundamentally no difference between you and the Jews, the Blacks, the Latinos, the Asians, the Women and the Gays. That’s what you know and what you feel so deep down in your heart, its almost unbearable because its so counter to what you have been taught to believe. But the truth is the truth. The Bible doesn’t and has never taught that White people are better than anyone else. And the reason why it’s a lot tougher to succeed as a white person in our day and age (truth be told, it really isn’t – white men still represent the vast majority of wealth, political and corporate power in this country) is because we have evolved and so has our society. Not against you. Just in leveling the field so that others don’t have to begin 100 yards behind you.
Here’s the thing – I really do have great empathy for you. I know there is only one cause, one emotional response that leads to this kind of hatred and vitriol and that is the deep and powerful suffering you live with. And its awful and I am so sorry it is the illness that has taken over your heart. But my empathy for you only goes so far. We cannot allow it to fester and take over the body politic comprised mostly of good, decent, honest people who understand that all of us are children of the same God. And guess what? Despite your despicable behavior, while like a parent, God may not like you very much right now, God does still love you, just the same. (I know, hard to imagine!) And God will forgive you if you can let go of the hate and allow it to flow out of your heart and into the air. Just let it go. Just let it go. I know its so hard to give up something that is so ingrained but as long as you hold onto it, you’re causing so much hurt, so much pain, so much sadness, and I really don’t believe that that is what you believe will make God smile and make the world a better place. Admit it. Let go of the hatred and you will feel so much abundant love.