Thinking of things racial, I found some blogger who, commenting on Jon Stewart said:
The first time Stewart told this joke, the one about the effort it took to be a hater, it was a couple of years ago and he was complaining on his show about casual references to Nazis. I thought it was kind of a glib joke at the time, but shrugged it off. You can’t expect a comedian to be funny and insightful all the time.
But apparently he thought it was a good one, because, he’s expanded this staggering example of Yankee liberal naivete to racism and homophobia.
Let’s take this weird notion – one that should astonish anyone who has actually seen racism in the raw — that the hatred that drives racists and homophobes requires effort.
It doesn’t. Hell, it’s the easiest, most lazy fallback position there is. I’ve known many, many racists and homophobes who did not actually take the trouble to attend rallies, download essays from Stormfront and sit up at a their sewing machine to adjust the eyeholes in their robes. Haters just hate, effortless, casually, and without thought.
You are halfway right. The only way that hatred can become effective is if hard work is put into it. You'd understand this if you ever tried to kill someone.
If I put you in a ring and get you to fight another man, you will be exhausted within 10 minutes. After you've taken about 50 punches and dealt out as many, I pretty much guarantee that you will be as tired as you have ever been in your life. There's some evolutionary biology behind the knockout. If you knock somebody out, you win the fight. But you will also be completely spent yourself.
To cause permanent damage to your opponent, you have to think hard about how to hurt him. You have to bring weapons, you have to have martial training. You can't go in windmilling and pulling hair and otherwise fighting like a girl - all hate and no punching ability.
Wars are not spontaneous.
So if you are to be part of a political agenda that is based on principled racism, or 'homophobic' (which is such an idiotic term - for a dozen reasons I won't go into), then you have to be disciplined and organized.
What is laughable is that somebody carrying a sign with an offensive word is going to take bread off my table. This is how the Left has made duds of their moral ammunition, invoking a history of racist masterminds just a the sight of a flag.
It is not surprising, however that the sort of fancy imbecile who would vote for the sort of man who promises peace through speeches, while defunding the actual armed forces of a nation, would be atwitter about some redneck's placard. As if cardboard and a sharpie were weapons.
Mere contempt does not make an enemy formidable. The quality of the enemy is determined by his skill in combat.