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Gotta Hate Somebody

Gotta hate somebody; someone's always wrong. Gotta hate somebody; we just can't get along. If it ain't for the color, it'll be for the creed. We judge the deed by the doer and not the man by the deed. Well, draw the line and pick a side: There's only black and white. We both stand for peace and love; but we can't both be right! You gotta hate somebody. Gotta hate somebody; it's so much easier to do--- to put the blame on another than put the blame on you. Ain't no conversation if it's just one side. Can't be no education with a heart of pride. So draw the line and pick a side: There's only black and white. We both stand for justice; but we can't both be right! You gotta hate somebody. Gotta hate somebody; you can't reason with hate. But if we don't come together it'll be too late. If we both want freedom, it seems simple to me: We'll have to find some middle ground and agree to disagree. Well, tolerance is harder to practice than to preach; but you can't have true diversity if you control the speech. You can't have equality if one side has to kneel; and you can't have compassion if you don't know how they feel. So if you hate somebody, take some time to reflect: Liberty is a two-way street; and so are peace and respect. What you hate in your neighbor you oughta hate in yourself; what you want from another you gotta give someone else. Well, you may want division, and you're bristling for a fight--- but we can't have the USA without both left and right. Gotta hate somebody? We best decide what to do; 'cause whether this nation stands or falls is up to me and you.

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Date: 7/1/2020 2:08:00 PM
Fantastic ink! Wise and apt. ~Maureen
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Date: 7/1/2020 1:46:00 PM
Congratulations on your thinking and composition! Aloha! Rico
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