Hate motivates people

December 23, 2017, 12:35 pm

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The debate "Hate motivates people" was started by JoeJeff15 on December 23, 2017, 12:35 pm. 28 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 13 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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JoeJeff15, historybuff, subhasmita, esquire0103, Masonearl, Brynn, ttsacin2, sarahcrlav, NPW, criscap, Fallaciae, chemikilsm0ke and 16 visitors agree.
alba, Niel and 11 visitors disagree.

Sure, hate motivates people but what motivates people is not always hate.

9 months, 2 weeks ago
Nemiroff
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not only did it motivate him, but it also motivated many of the people who followed him. hate can be infectious

11 months, 2 weeks ago

I tend to think of Hitler. Hatred motivated him, and he certainly accomplished most of what he wanted before his death.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes hate can motivate people.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

Hating and comparing yourself to others doesn't make you motivated. Trying to be a better version of yourself does.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

the American jail system is enforcement of homosexual sodomy on people who aren't homosexuals, and reward for those who hate the presence of mothers and newborn infants. The people who hate the presence of mothers and newborn babies have high paying jobs and much power. You won't see them with biological children of their own and they will do everything they can to see the same situation for yourself.

11 months, 2 weeks ago
Nemiroff
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lock her up: it was about accountability. they feel she got away with figurative murder and that the elitist system is protecting her. it's not hate to want to imprison a criminal. just like you want trump to be held accountable.

Mexicans are rapists: he said that, but most of his supporters don't. the base aren't against Hispanics, they are against them coming here illegally. even if legal is nearly impossible. they cheered him on because he promised to secure the borders, not the rapist comment. it was the wall they cheered.

keep going if you like, you know I'm playing devil's advocate and it will be an interesting challenge how many I can defend and how many I won't see any logic in. but I don't think nearly half of Americans (or people of any nation) hate people directly. but because of overblown or imaginary threats, to which if true, their reactions are absolutely logical... but the threats are not true, which is the problem. many Americans fall for the alt right narrative, but very very few are actual supremacists.

Also, I don't think the average liberal is any better. in a polarized nation, your chances of being on the "righter" side is 50/50. especially when political opinion is typically predicted by geographic location and other physical factors, it's very likely most people on both sides are acting on peer pressure and not critical thought.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

how about Trump's rallies where he got them to chant "lock her up"? that wasn't about hate?

or when he said all Mexican immigrants were rapists? or when he said all Muslims should be barred from the country? I can keep going.

trump appeals to people based on hate, fear and ignorance.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

lots of things motivate people. literally everything can be a motivator for someone. so yes. hate can be a motivator.

I don't think most trump supporters are motivated by hate (although a small extreme supremacist base of his is). they were just feed oversimplified logic, and when you dumb things down, you can easily twist the meanings or conclusions, highlight selected factors or ignore other factors.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

Pretty well everyone who still supports Trump is an excellent example of this. it doesn't matter how times he makes sexist, racist, even borderline criminal statements. as long he he attacks the group they hate (blacks, muslims, Mexicans, Democrats etc) then they will continue to support him.

11 months, 2 weeks ago
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