It is entirely too easy to hate. Many of us, in our heart of hearts, despite what we may do to curb it, still stubbornly hate something or someone. While resolving personal hatred can be challenging, it is not nearly as difficult as resolving the generalized hatred of humanity known as misanthropy.
Misanthropy makes it impossible to enjoy life correctly; it leaves the misanthrope to seek hope only in material things which of course provide nothing of real value.
“I have seen everything that is done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind” – Ecclesiastes 1:14
When you hate humanity at large, you cannot love anything that matters, like friends, family, and God.
If that sounds a little dramatic, let us reflect upon our thoughts during the scamdemic. I can personally say I was filled with hate for the typical normie masses who willfully submitted to the greatest money-making, freedom-crushing, and demeaning scandal in human history. I am also willing to bet you felt similarly. I cringed with contempt when I heard pro-covid slogans being parroted back like “Trust the science,” and other idiotic arrangements of syllables. It is one thing to love the truth and to hate the false, it another thing to hate the human being who speaks falsely, especially when they do not know any better.
Making Evil Great Again
Here is one terrible consequence of misanthropic leanings: when catastrophe strikes, or even when evil itself afflicts a people, the misanthrope just does not care, or may even consider it some form of karma, as if the misanthrope has any semblance morality. Russia invades Ukraine and put their own people under an iron fist? “They deserve it!”, sputters the misanthrope. Someone is injured by an experimental medical procedure which is conveniently profitable and tied to quite a few very real conspiracies? “Stupid sheep deserved it!”, ejaculates the weak-willed misanthrope.
Whether or not there is hope for humanity via human wisdom (clearly there isn’t and never was), hating humanity is not the answer. Misanthropy is nothing more than animal emotional reflexivity; even worse, misanthropy can be a casual way of tolerating when terrible things happen to entire populations. Instead of hating the sheep (literal victim-blaming), we who are aware of evil’s prescence must do our best to protect them from evil by telling them the truth and hoping they will assent; even if they reject the truth, we still may not hate them. This is only accomplished through love of the Divine.
The old Hebrew law put it thus,
“You shall not take vengeance or bear any grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.” – Leviticus 19:18
While that is a true and powerful statement, it was for the longest time interpreted narrowly, applying only to fellow Jews; Christ’s words are universal and better,
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” – John 13:34
The statements may seem similar but there is a key difference in that Christ’s love is the love of the Father towards His Creation, not simple human love.
Despite what awful things may happen to people or what evil things people may do, whether from their unaccountable leaders, catastrophe or otherwise, we cannot in right spirit hate them because “They deserve it!” Nobody deserves evil, and misanthropy will foolishly tolerate when evil things occur.
I therefore admonish against misanthropy. Nothing good can come of it, and when evil approaches it cheers it along. Instead, dificult as it may be at times, we must love other people even when they do wrong. Hate the false and evil, not the doer of the false and evil.
Say No to Tolerance
A quick note about tolerance: love and tolerance are not at all the same thing; frankly, they are not even related as leftist docrine may insinuate. Just because we love our brother does not mean we should tolerate his ill-doings; he must be corrected. I should hope the same be done to me in order for my betterment. Weak-willed tolerance will give us all free-license to ruin ourselves and not a one will speak up for fear of being intolerant. This is not love.