In case you haven’t noticed it there is a lot of hate in this world.

I mean we see and hear it everywhere from our own communities, state and country and of course across the globe.  It comes in all shapes and sizes, is spewed by people who pretend to be leaders and impacts just about all of us in one fashion or another.

Some of it comes from those who get a perverse feeling of power by flexing their vocal cords or using social media to insult and ridicule others, especially when it comes to sex, race, religion, education, politics, even the football team you root for.  People are singled out not as men and women but rather whether they’re from the right or left, rich or poor, sloppy or neat, almost anything that can be used to separate them by the hatemongers of the world.

At times it seems we are wagering a class warfare that should have died with Karl Marx but seems to be alive and not-so-well.

Look I’m not advocating peace and love (although it would be nice) but it’s time to rail against those who just hate for the sake of hating.  I guess their parents never told them “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all” or “treat others the way you would want to be treated” because so many people today seem to get their kicks from kicking others.

I clearly believe some of the blame has to be aimed at our so-called “leaders” who if they lead are taking us down a bad path but really do more following then leading.  Where is the example of true leadership that we can point to?  When you find it let me know.

We live in a world in which debates are often waged in short sentences and emoji’s on Twitter and Facebook and often reduced to personal attacks and insults instead of intelligent dialogue.  Don’t look for TV and radio to provide intelligence either. The way to make your point is to shout down the other side when they don’t agree with your opinion which of course is the only one which counts.

Why is it that so many just want to hurt others.  Sure you can have strong opinions but shouldn’t you at least respect the fact that not everyone feels like you do.  The world really would be a better place if nice guys finished first.