One-Liner Wednesday — Politics and Hatred

“Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.”

Henry Adams, American historian, descended from two U.S. Presidents

Henry Adams died in 1918, and I find that this quote from him was incredibly prescient, given when he said it. It’s certainly an accurate reflection of the hatred displayed in politics in America today.

And if that isn’t controversial enough for you, let me suggest that if you were to substitute the word “religion” for the word “politics,” the statement is equally as true.

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

9 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Politics and Hatred

  1. Laura May 4, 2022 / 6:17 am

    Both versions, equally true. It’s insidious how they pit groups against each other so that hatred of “them” rings as more acceptable than the hatred of “us.”

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  2. Nope, Not Pam May 4, 2022 / 1:06 pm

    I totally agree, he’s summed that up perfectly

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Melanie B Cee May 5, 2022 / 3:06 pm

    Given the title of this post I politely passed on reading it. Too much stress already over this way, but good on ya for keeping us informed!! Now my question actually is “Where is FPQ?” I know I wasn’t ‘here’ yesterday but came back with my wits all sharpened and everything to answer one. Inquiring minds.. 😉 Thanks Fandango

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    • Fandango May 5, 2022 / 6:54 pm

      It will return next Wednesday. I did my A to Z Reflections post in its place this week.


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