hate can sound eloquent

"Hate Can Sound Eloquent" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Hate Can Sound Eloquent” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

No matter how eloquent the words are, no matter how much emotion or passion are behind them, no matter how good it sounds or feels upon hearing them, if it is hate, it is hate. Period!

Millions have been fooled by eloquent hate speech before. Millions are being fooled by eloquent hate speech now.

When you read or listen to something that sounds really smooth, slick, and syrupy, analyze what’s being said. What is the message? What’s really being communicated? Disregard the package, the wrap, the agent of delivery, the messenger, and figure out what the person is actually saying.

What I’m hearing is the same old discriminatory, hate-filled line told in new ways. That’s all it is.

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2 Responses

  1. Bernardo says:

    Unfortunately, “holy” books like the koran and Torah/OT support the hatred. e.g.

    Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”

    Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”

    : ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed.

    ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon (“larger than Ai”), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. “He left no survivors.”

    ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000]

  2. Ducatihero says:

    You hit the nail on the head David.

    Your cartoon has been timely for m. I recently have finished reading the book “Hitler’s Cross” by Erwin R Lutzer. He gives the example of Hitler and the swastika being present in churches with Hitler’s “Positive Christianity”. He argues that when the state has gone off track, it and the church cannot coexist without difficulty unless the church over compromises. His view is that Christianity has done that in the States with a culture of being a Christian means doing what feels good. Painfully, there is an element of truth in that and therefor an aversion to being loving when loving means to suffer.

    I wonder how any one of us would respond in post WWI Germany when someone having a form of a saviour in Hitler arrives on the scene, establishing political stability and providing employment. Would we be joining in with “zeig heil” at mass rallies like everyone else or not? I’d like to think not but I can’t be confident about that. Hindsight is 20 x 20 vision. What would we do if we knew doing right would probably result in being killed for it? If we were in Martin Luther King Jr shoes and facing death threats, would we back down and save our own skin or would we continue with the cause, come what may? this brings up many questions for me.

    Again this has been touching on something that has been on my mind just as as one of your other cartoons has done recently. With this in mind, I have been thinking about parallels with the Roman empire, the British empire, German nationalism and American “freedom” all having something in common – the violent conquering of others all wrapped up in a misguiding eloquent veneer of loving one’s county.

    A turd covered in gold leaf is still a turd.