Editorial

Has Hatred Become America’s New Normal?

Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential running mate in the recent race for the White House, recently asked a question that deserves further attention.

He pondered if “hatred” had reached a state of normalcy in America. We wonder the same thing ourselves. What with a cadre of white supremacists gathering just a few days ago blocks away from the White House, imploring President-elect Donald Trump to institute a 50-year moratorium on non-white immigrants and enthusiastically seeking the formation of their own state – white, of course.

Then there are the unbelievably rapid escalation of hate crimes, with Blacks and Muslims as the primary targets, all of which have occurred since Trump defeated Clinton just a few weeks ago.

Finally, we see the emboldened actions and boisterous chants of those who want our country to return to a more “gentler, kinder, greater” time – a time when America was clearly dominated by whites and when those of other races, creeds, religions and sexual orientations knew how to stay in their places – second-class citizens.

But you can’t turn back time. Neither can America put its head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich and pretend that we are a country dedicated to holding hands, blowing air kisses and forming human circles while singing songs like “Kum Ba Yah,” “We are the World,” or “That’s What Friends are For.”

People have now come out of the woods, exited their closets, emerged from basements and attics and put on faces that they have long hidden from the rest of the world. And they want everyone to know how they feel, who they fear and the extent of their hatred for “the other.”

Perhaps we need to erase patriotic tunes from America’s songbook like “This Land is Your Land,” while also considering the elimination of “God Bless America.” After all, some don’t believe that everyone should have access to the privileges and rights of American citizenship. And given the divisiveness that has invaded and now dominates our country, it’s hard to imagine that God’s blessing is upon us.

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