Here’s a provocative if somewhat odd piece on hatred from Taki’s Top Drawer. A quote:
According to the old, religious “psychology” of hatred, people controlled by this sin are inherently quarrelsome, because they see slights everywhere. Hate-dominated individuals perceive as snubs actions in which others see nothing, for example a glance, a tone of voice or a lack of attention. Worse still, whenever hateful people believe they have been “insulted,” they regard it as an insufferable affront to their dignity that must be avenged. This thought takes over the mind, creating fantasies that magnify the “insult.” These fantasies are strengthened by the pleasure hateful people feel at revenge—the infamous “sweet revenge.” With time, the obsessive imaginations reinforce hatred and cause it to grow so strong that physical action to “pay back in kind” almost inevitably follows.
So it appears that demands for sensitivity training and speech codes would often be manifestations of hatred. No real surprise there, but it’s nice to have someone lay out the needed analysis, with references to further authorities (early modern religious writings, late medieval Catholic confessors’ manuals). The same writer, Kari Konkola, has another piece at Taki’s on pride, that includes comments on the Bush administration and “Christian values.” The basic point in both pieces is that present-day American Christianity has lost a serious and intelligent understanding of sin.