HATE was started in 2003. Well before the rancorous political diatribes. Today the media is full of stories that center on hate speech that lead to violence or hate crimes.
HATE’S many storylines can be plucked from the headlines:
Fiction - Two white supremacists kill a bunch of Jewish children at a school. They use AR-15’s.
Reality - An antisemitic gunman kills 11 in a synagogue, using an AR-15.
Fiction - The debate of free-speech vs. hate speech is ratcheted up.
Reality - The debate of free-speech vs. hate speech leading to violent acts is ratcheted up.
Fiction - White nationalism speech and platforms get more airplay.
Reality - White nationalism speech and platforms get more airplay.
Fiction - A bipartisan bill gets introduced to put limits on hate speech that leads to violence.