Love & Hate are not like Black & White

30 Mar

Note: This is part of a ‘three-setter’ on internet morals and what not:

  1. Moral Relativism: I’m better than you
  2. Love & Hate are not like Black & White
  3. Moral Superiority in the face of Hypocrisy

I don’t like telling what our bloggers write about. I do point out mistakes (including logical ones), but by-the-by, they can talk about wherever the wind takes them. That is, except for politics. Talk about a big no-no (do it on your personal blog, not on a company blog)

So I was a little … taken aback when I read about investing in anti-terrorism mutual funds. It wasn’t the general distaste – the idea of investing in such a fund (and the subsequent post about buying into theft insurance) are actually quite smart.

What I wasn’t really happy with was the half-preachy principal. The US government sends people to Syria to be tortured. US companies with large government contracts do business regularly with Iran. If you want to make a change, my opinion is you should fix those holes first. That didn’t settle with me, so I was compelled to post.

I wasn’t happy with the response. Equating not liking someone (which I never even mentioned) to hating something is an old, tired, and cliched argument. And for those that still don’t get it, let me outline it:

The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference

I won’t go any further than that, except to close with this: you reap what you sow.

2 Responses to Love & Hate are not like Black & White



April 2nd, 2007 at 11:26 pm

The opposite of Love is definately not indifference. The old argument about it not being hate is valid – but indifference being the absense of love or hate would not make it an opposite.



April 3rd, 2007 at 8:26 am

Perhaps so – but I would say if you were to NOT my relationship with my fiancee, it would mean I just don’t care for her :)