Is hate genetic?

Is hate genetic?

Where does the venom generated in American politics and hate radio and TV come from? Do we have to be carefully taught to hate as claimed in “South Pacific”? Or is there a hate gene that civilization, education and the arts continually struggle to suppress?

Why do politicians and radio / TV pundits base their arguments on hate and degradation of the other side and little on what they really believe in?

If the most famous peacemakers, Jesus, Gandhi and M.L.King were religious, why do some religion leaders use hate of other religions to promote their own agendas?

Are our hateful tendencies genetic leftovers from our more hairy ancestors? Was hate useful for earlier man’s survival? Or is hate just one form of aggression and dominance that made survival and the opportunity to reproduce an advantage?

Are women less hateful? Not on TV talk shows.

Les

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