They hate because they are enraged by the good!
They know that they are in the wrong, not just before decent people who stand for what’s really right, but before God!
How enraging it must be to know that the history they wished never happened, that they wish they could forget – no, not President Obama, of course, that too – was there to assault them on the big screen to renew and stoke their hatred again for Jackie Robinson. Probably not brave enough to go see 42 themselves, they cannot but resent and even despise the good people who are getting well deserved validation for being on the good side when it counted. Good people who rightly judged them then, and still do now, for their hatred and vicious behavior.
How enraging it must be to go to see a film, a summer spectacular sci-fi thriller they wanted to see, to find that it is not just an endorsement of Obamacare, but of the full blown single payer health care system. Or, if knowing in advance what the movie is really about, can’t go for the same cowardly reasons that kept them away from 42. Witnessing the right thing!
They can’t really hate Obamacare for what it is, but must hate him, and hate him with a vengeance, because failing to stop or destroy Obamacare, they suffer what for them is a fate worse than death: To live in a world in which they may have to thank a Black man for saving their lives!
And then comes Lee Daniels’ The Butler! – 42 in spades! Not only must they relive the history of a single person who took away part of their world, but the history of the people and their struggles that have brought us to this better place. This place where not just a part of their world is gone, but the whole of it!
So in times like this, when nasty people in their desperation are strutting their stuff and doing a lot of damage, Hollywood is there to help us all out, and we thank them for that, but we must also realize that Hollywood is making them even angrier and more dangerous. Just have to live with that!