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Scot Wilcox

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Who is the enemy?

I feel like as humans we tend to label a group or a person as "the enemy" and proceed to disagree with everything they say or do regardless of merit. Republicans and Democrats, atheists and believers, pro-life and pro-choice, etc. etc. I mean really, anything the NRA says is instantly ridiculed in some circles and anything President Obama does is destroying America in other circles. I've seen this in families, even.
So who is the real enemy here? Are there such things as enemies in the end? I'm not just talking politically, but in all phases of life. Is there anybody that should be labeled as an enemy?
It would also be interesting if you give examples of kinds of enemies you've seen other than those listed above.

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    Feb 3 2013: i guess everything has two sides ; a good one and a bad one , so we should not label the bad side as an enemy without looking at the good side . for some people the bad side is considered to be the good one and vice verse .
    if someone hurts us physically we should call them an enemy because they showed their hate in a very clear and defensive way , but if they hurt us emotionally , it doesn't have to be a sign of hate ! some people say things they don't mean , we gotta know why they said these things before labeling them as enemies because an enemy is someone who is trying to destroy us , someone who's trying to hurt us on purpose , someone who wanna make us suffer , when someone does that , then that's the enemy .

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