This was the word used by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry to describe a flyover by the organization Save Southern Heritage Florida, in which an airplane carrying a banner that read “Put Monuments Back” flew over a Jacksonville Jaguars game.
How exactly is it “hateful” to argue that people like me have a right to a life worth living?
How exactly is wanting to have a life that is actually worth living “hateful”?
Apparently, only Mayor Curry and people like him are allowed to have lives that are worth living.
And I am not.
Believing that I am actually entitled to the same respect and the same protections as others… is hateful.
Daring to ask that I be treated equally… is hateful.
Apparently, I am required to just put up with everything that makes my life worth living, being destroyed. Other people are allowed to hurt me as badly as they want, with complete impunity, and I am not allowed to defend myself. I am not allowed to point out that actually, destroying everything that makes a person’s life worth living, is bad. I am not allowed to state that I would like the things that make my life worth living, returned.
In the eyes of Mayor Curry, asking for the world to allow you a life that is worth living is “hateful.”
No, Mayor Curry. You are the one who is truly hateful.