It's too bad the left can't imagine a person with a neutral feeling, a slight like, a slight dislike, or any other emotional feeling other than love and hate. If you don't love something, in their eyes, you hate it. If you disagree with it, but don't have much emotional feeling at all about it, they say you hate it.
I try to stay out of big cities during rush hour. I would rather avoid the extra heavy traffic. I don't hate all the drivers in heavy traffic, I just would rather be away from it. In the same sense, I don't hate a group just because I want to avoid them. I don't hate them because I am uncomfortable around them. I don't hate them because I don't agree with their lifestyle.
I don't hate liberals just because they are so narrow minded they refuse to see anything but disdain for any one the least bit conservative, who want to keep some of the conditions we have lived under for generations.
Iddee--you do realize you're doing exactly what you just preached against?
I'm weary of repeating it, but I will again--MOST of the people I love in life are conservatives. I don't disdain them. I don't disrespect them. Of course, they never talk like the conservatives on this thread talk and don't get up in people's faces, so it's easier to maintain love and respect for them :)
I have no idea where all the talk of hate comes from. Or this idea that liberals can't see things on a continuum. This "either/or" "love/hate" thing is something I see from the right all the time. The left is accused of accepting EVERYthing, so where's the hate?
I guess I hate haters. If someone is viciously antifemale, abusive of children, pickets funerals during another's time of intense grief, I could say I hate them, or at least the part of them that is hateful. Doesn't mean I have no hope for them or their soul, but they are someone I would not care to do business with.
I'm not sure if that's right or not, legal or not. I simply would not want to spend ANY time around haters, and wouldn't want to earn money if their business forced me to be around them.
As for sexual orientation, race, gender, age, religion, socioeconomic status, I really don't care. I find those differences to be really interesting and to make life more rich. I would welcome that kind of diversity.