Shirley Feldman's guest column which ran on the April 6 SV Weekend Opinion pages touched me deeply. We seem to be living in a fearful period of history – one in which we fail to honor reason and respect, but choose to express anger and hate. We seem to know little, yet express it so fluently.
I am reminded of the words of a beloved humorist who said, "I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so."
There is no faculty of the human mind so persistent and universal as that of hate. Let us be aware that hating affects both the hated and hater alike. Those who light the flame of intolerance and hate are lighting a fire under their own loved ones and home.