While love may win over hate in the long run, it does not seem to do so in the short term. Hate and fear move us more than love. They release adrenalin, increase energy, and cause frenetic action. Love, on the other hand, is calming, contemplative and causes restraint.
The notion of going high when others go low is uplifting, but falling is easier than climbing.
So where does this leave us? I think we must recognize two things: First, love can win over hate and it can uplift individuals and societies. Second, we cannot rely on love without taking both offensive and defensive actions against hate. We must love energetically and fight vigorously against hate.
Use this link to read other recent blog posts.