I've had great cause to think about the phenomenon of hatred. I've danced with that devil many times, been the focus of it a number of times and have spent quite some time considering it. So - apparently have others. These are my reflections, based on the quotes of others.
Love may be blind, but this I'll state — it's eagle-eyed compared to hate. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
I have watched many intelligent people fail to separate the argument of a person from that person making it. It's embarrassing for me to watch a person I respect get twisted into a ball of contradictions because they hate the person who happened to make a point they agree with.