Hate Me, for who I am; not for what I am or what I believe in.
Like me or dislike me for the same reasons. Judge me not for my race, sex, sexual preferences, my religion or my appearance. Judge me for who I am and how I treat others.
Like or dislike me as an individual not a part of anything else.
In recent times, world events and media and political manipulation of those events have done all the things listed above that shouldn't be done and in so doing, have created or contributed to the culture of fear, and as others have stated; have handed victory to the "terrorists". That is why they are called terrorists....terror is fear; and yes, people can be manipulated through fear but only for so long, until they either break from the fear or hit that limit where they draw a line in the sand and shout, "To Hell with you!" and fight back.
What really empowers people to follow is LOVE. The old adage about feeding a man a fish or teaching a man to fish so that he might feed himself holds true with love as well. Teach someone to love and accept being love and the energy that will fuel them becomes self-renewing.
Hate, like all negative emotions, is inevitably draining. It can sustain, even strengthen you in the short run, like adrenaline in our bodies, or nitrous oxide in an engine, but in the end, it will leave you weak and exhausted.
So, remember, when you hear the bigotry, the vitriol, the ignorance of others grouping all of one sex, creed or religion together, that they are hurting themselves and others and that you, as an individual, can pull away from that grip of self-induced fear and stand strong in the power of love....love of your neighbour, your brother, your sister, your co-worker and by doing so, create a self-renewing energetic that can power the world and our society within it. There is only one society, and all of us, whether we perceive ourselves in the centre of it or on the fringe, are part of it, like one gestalt organism. Like a single white blood cell fighting infection, you can induce others of like structure to fight the good fight as well.