Universal human rights include freedom of expression and freedom of belief, even if our words or beliefs denigrate the humanity of others. Yet, while we are each free to believe whatever we choose, we cannot do whatever we choose, not in a world where we protect the human rights of all.
One has an inalienable right to be normal (whatever ‘normal’ is, like the proverbial setting on a dryer), AND a right to be moronic OR even bigoted. It is not illegal to be crazy, but it is sometimes illegal to act crazy.
Me, I prefer to quit fighting anything and anybody. I no longer have the time or energy to hate the haters. Hatred in the human heart, no matter if it is directed against a race or against (someone's perception of) "ugly" (it’s hard to even type such a thing…ugh!), a political party, type of car, someone holding a sign, judges, cops, etc. Only being ugly is ugly, but even that warrants forgiveness.
I’m OK with ‘sounding like a broken record’ by repeating this, but here I go again: "Mean what you say, say what you mean, but don't say it mean” and “Truth without compassion is cruelty.”
Letting go of anger was one of the hardest things I ever did in my life, because I was RIGHT, darn it! We've all heard it by now: “Do you wanna be right, or do you wanna be happy?”
Mary Jo Robinson, a wise old soul (RIP) taught me to, “Never get into a pissin' contest with a skunk!”
KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid (said I to myself with a chuckle).