Sunday, October 17, 2010

I Heart Hate (And So Do These Guys, Though They Pretend Otherwise)

Hey! Yo! This video is Not Safe For Work! (And what are you doing, surfing the Internet while you're working?)

This is a cute and very well done video, but it's also smug and self-congratulatory, even self-righteous. Yeah, I like the "Get Over It" refrain, which comes from Queer Nation circa 1990. Why not quit the pretense and admit that hate is a valid human emotion? Why pretend that you love those you hate? The satirist and mathematician Tom Lehrer nailed it in this 1965 song:

... Yeah, I'll bet. Me, I want a "I Heart Hate" t-shirt.