Part of being adored is that you are almost as equally and unequivocally hated. It doesn’t matter what you are trying to accomplish, how good you are at it and what your intentions are: People will hate. It’s a fact. You can either spend your while life trying to avoid it and hide from it (and risk the chance of never accomplishing anything significant in your lifetime,) or you can roll with it, embrace it and learn to channel it in other, more effective ways.
If you’re Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter you thrive on the conflict and anger directed at you by Liberals like some supernatural goo (that’s right, I used a Ghostbusters 2 reference), on the flip side you can be all Sarah Palin-esque about it and slap on some glassy-eyed smile and fake it. Or you can be like my girl Michelle Malkin and post it on the internet for all to see. Things like this are especially entertaining:
YOU FUCKING NEOCON, AUTHORITARIAN, LYING BITCH. ALEX JONES EXPOSED YOU. HE MADE YOU LOOK LIKE A GUM SMACKING HIGH SCHOOL CUNT. YOU COULDNT COPE WITH ANYTHING HE SAID…ALL YOU COULD DO WAS SMACK YOUR GUM AND TRY THE LAME “TALK TO THE HAND” GESTURE. GO SUCK SEAN HANNITY’S DICK. YOU LOOK LIKE AN ASIAN WHORE FROM SOME TITTY BAR IN MANILA. GREAT SHTICK YOU HAVE…THE “MINORITY” UNCLE TOM WHO THROWS RED MEAT TO THE FOX NEWS IDIOTS! GO COVER UP MORE ANIMAL CRUELTY! GO CALL FOR MORE INTERNMENT CAMPS YOU FILTHY PIECE OF SHIT! GO CALL FOR MORE ISRAELI SLAUGHTER AGAINST CHILDREN! FUCK YOU!
Eloquent. Graceful. The woman must be a real lady in person.
Not that there aren’t crazies on our side- but their rants usualy aren’t as expletive laced and more often that not mention something about Jesus or the middle name ‘Hussein’.
Anyway, as blase as I am about it here, hate mail isn’t nice. Being hated isn’t fun – especially when you don’t get an opportunity to shoot back (or, like me, you feel it is undignified to do so.) You can get your pride back, but never your grace.