What exactly is hatred, why do we hate, and what does it have to do with Philosophy? In a world of increasing political protests, unfounded character assassination, physical violence, hatred of hateful people, and atrocities perpetrated against our fellow man, when is it okay to hate? How, for example, is hatred based on class different than hatred based on race?
When is it okay to hate such things/people as: >George W. Bush
>War >The Rich (and/or not allegedly paying one's "fair share" and/or being "greedy")
>The Banking Industry
>Conservatives (e.g., Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity) and The Tea Party
>Freedom, Individual rights, and Free markets
Should people hate those in industries that provide what people need, but not degrade the what wealthy people provide what they don't really need (pro sports/superstar athletes, Hollywood and its ultra-wealthy movie stars, supermodels, etc.)?
When is it Okay to Hate?