We are a nation of haters.
Hate actually... is all around.
As Americans, we just don't think about other countries that much. But think of how weird it would sound if someone from another country just told you they were going to visit America. Can I get a city, a state, area code, zip code, something? Visiting Los Angeles and visiting Montana are two different experiences. You can't just visit America. Everything is different here.
So hate is a worldwide phenomenon. Americans hate other Americans and the whole world hates us. It's the circle of hate.
So what can we do to stop the hate?
Ironically, though it is probably our generation of Millennials more at fault than any other for the continued foment of Hater Nation, I think we are the world's last, best hope to end it once and for all.
Our generation is the most open to change of any other and we are also the most optimistic. In a country whose politicians most often define themselves by what they are against instead of who they are for, we were swept up by a campaign banking on "hope" and "change." And although we may have been a bit naive and now have been somewhat disillusioned, it is important to remember that our faith is not in politicians or businessmen or leaders but in ourselves to make the world around us a better place, to recreate the American landscape in our image. The economic, political, and social movements who begin to understand that will capture the hearts and minds of this generation for decades.
But please, just stop the hating. We can all just get along.