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I realized that in my whole life, so far, I’ve been exposed to hatred. When I was a kid, I saw the civil rights movement evolve. The riots, the killing s, the marches, the demonstrations, the speeches and the hate that created them. I always believed it would get better, but as I grew up, it never did. Seems we as Americans, always need someone or something to hate. There was commu nism, the Russians, the Arabs, the Israelis, the Mexicans, the Rich, the Poor, t he homeless and the list goes on. We even found a way to hate ourselves and each other. The Democrats and Republicans, the whites and the blacks, the liberals a nd the conservatives, the young and the old. Where does it all end? When do we s top teaching hate and start educating about understanding? When does all of this ignorance end? America’s biggest export lately has become hate. Apparently we have so much of it here, we’ve decided to share it with the world. What’s even more sad, is that these people see how we act by preaching and legislating hatred against each other, th ey do the same or worse to their own, and can’t understand why we condemn them. We like to call what they do, “Human Rights Violations,” while here we refer to it as, “Standing up for America’s Values.” Then on the morning of September 11, 2001; we were sent that hatred right back o nto our shores. It was, “You Get What You Give” in it’s most horrific form, yet we wer e shocked as to why anyone would do such a terrible thing to us. Why have we learned or changed so little since that day? I mean, look what’s going on. We have a government so divided on so many petty issues that they’re willing to destroy the country, our economy, and the lives of so many hard working and h onest people just to be right or to push their own selfish agendas. We have stat es like North Carolina and so many others, amending their constitutions to discr iminate against and exclude a single group of it’s own people the right to marry t he person they have chosen to love. Our own Congress legislating, reinforcing, a nd even promoting the very hatred we suffered from on that morning in September, when we were all so committed to, “Never Again!” If you think I’m being harsh on America’s love of hatred, put yourself on the receiv ing end of that hatred, especially the one you feel inside, I mean really put yo urself out there; then tell yourself it doesn’t bother you. Tell yourself it’s okay because it’s wrapped in the Red, White, and Blue. Tell yourself it’s God’s word or God’s will. Then after you truly know how it feels to be hated, and you can still liv e with it - then you don’t know God at all.