An ex-skinhead discusses how to combat “hate.” While most if not all “far-right” groups would fail to create a better society than the one we have now, a problem with the “anti-hate” outlook is that it is only focused on illiberal forms of “hate.” Left-wing extremism, no matter how malevolent, is typically not considered to be “hate” by the anti-haters. Even worse, supporting the establishment is not considered “hate.” Notice that this book even receives the endorsement of Iraq War fraudster and surveillance state apologist James Clapper.
From a onetime white-supremacist leader now working to disengage people from extremist movements, Breaking Hate is a “riveting” (James Clapper), “groundbreaking” (Malcolm Nance), “horrifying [but] hopeful” (S.E. Cupp) exploration of how to heal a nation reeling from hate and violence.
Categories: Culture Wars/Current Controversies
“Notice that this book even receives the endorsement of Iraq War fraudster and surveillance state apologist James Clapper.”
Clapper was the one who lied to the public and to Congress in May 2013. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clapper
“Testimony to Congress on NSA surveillance, 2013
File:Ron Wyden and James Clapper – 12 March 2013.webm
Excerpt of James Clapper’s testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
On March 12, 2013, during a United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing, Senator Ron Wyden quoted NSA director Keith B. Alexander’s keynote speech at the 2012 DEF CON. Alexander had stated that “Our job is foreign intelligence” and that “those who would want to weave the story that we have millions or hundreds of millions of dossiers on people, is absolutely false…. From my perspective, this is absolute nonsense.” Wyden then asked Clapper, “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?” He responded, “No, sir.” Wyden asked “It does not?” and Clapper said, “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently, perhaps, collect, but not wittingly.” ”
“When Edward Snowden was asked during a January 26, 2014, television interview in Moscow on what the decisive moment was or what caused him to whistle-blow, he replied: “Sort of the breaking point was seeing the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, directly lie under oath to Congress. … Seeing that really meant for me there was no going back.” ” [end of quote from Wikipedia]
Despite this lie, and the revelations of Snowden, Clapper was not prosecuted. Note that the limitations period (“statute of limitations”) for the large majority of Federal felonies is 5 years, which means that Clapper could have been prosecuted at least as late as May 2018, well into Trump’s presidency.
‘Hate’ is rather subjective and in the eye of the beholder.
Further, ‘hate’ is merely an emotion, an opinion. At base, a person who merely ‘hates’ doesn’t inherently violate the rights of somebody else.