Robert Evans was the Filmer, Editor, and Actor in this gorgeous look at the retired Uncle Samwala from State Bicycle Co. We got an email from Rob yesterday asking us to check out the video and give our thoughts. I sat down with some of the fixiefamous staff and we gave it a watch. We all fell in love with this film. The artsy angles that Rob was able to pull off are incredible. Especially considering that there was no way for him to see how the shot looked until after he finished filming each shot. Two of our staff members weren’t even aware that Rob shot this himself until after the film and their minds were blown. It’s amazing what we can accomplish all by ourselves. The only comment that was not of praise was Samantha’s. She asked me, ” Do you think people are going to hate on this because he filmed this himself?” I almost lost my shit after hearing this. At first I didn’t know exactly why, but as I sat down that night and thought about it more, it finally made sense …. people are idiots plain and simple. Not all people… you’re cool. Just the majority of people are not. Case and point, the ever so popular line “haters gonna hate.” That is by far the dumbest sentence anyone can ever type or state. Haters Gonna Hate? Are you a fucking retard? EVERYONE HATES SOMETHING, IT’S CALLED AN OPINION!!!!! When did we become a society of little pussies? Remember that saying, “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? Today it’s more like, “sticks and stones will break my bones, and fuck all the haters who throw them cause they don’t know what I’ve been through. They don’t know me! You’re just hating cause you jealous.” These people who state, “haters gonna hate” have no idea that they sound just like the fucking idiots that used to grace the stage of the Jerry Springer Show. In theory, everyone is a hater because everyone has different tastes. We are all different people with different upbringings, therefore, it is only logical that we are for and against different ideas. The stupid part is, we have embraced the idea of so called “haters” yet we still hate on things ourselves. It’s simple. If my wife asks me if I want to go out for Indian food, I say no because I DON’T LIKE INDIAN FOOD. Some people like Indian food. Personally I am not a fan, therefore I am hating on Indian food by saying that I don’t like it? Yes. Some people in this country are anti-abortion, does that mean they are “Hating” on Women’s rights to make their own choices regarding their own bodies? YES. When Abraham Lincoln decided to go to war with the South to free the slaves was he “Hating” on the South’s rights to own slaves? YES. Were the people from the south “Hating” on African American’s rights to live a free life? YES. Do Republican’s “hate on Democrats and vice-versa? YES!!!!! Do Christian’s “Hate” on Muslims? YES!!!! Do Both “Hate on Jews? YES! WE ARE ALL HATER’S! Therefore stating a rhetorical statement like, “Haters gonna hate” is about as dumb as saying: “Rain is gonna rain,” “Wind is gonna blow,” “When it’s hot you’re gonna sweat.” Everyone already knows this shit. They knew this shit when they were 5 years old, so it makes you an idiot. Paying someone retail cost for an item with that statement on it makes you a retard. Posting on Twitter, “Haters gonna hate” is like posting “2+2 = 4.” This is not some pebble of knowledge that you picked up as you traveled on foot through Tibet. The idea of “Hating” is based on jealousy. Either you have something or you do something that makes others jealous. Therefore they “Hate” on you. The issues that may arise however, is how do you determine whether or not someone dislikes what you are doing based on opinion rather than jealousy? There lyes the problem. We have used this “hating” as a crutch for poor self esteem. We as a society have forced ourselves in to believing that instead of someone having a different opinion other than ourselves, they must instead be jealous. Everyone has a different opinion. The question is whether there is a quantifiable way to figure out whether someone is “hating” or just having a different opinion. As all men and women are given the freedom to speak their minds, it seems of low intelligence that we quickly chalk their opinions into nothing more than mere jealousy. Even some of the greatest minds through out history “hated” on something.
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
― Mahatma Gandhi ….”hating” on Christians.
Matthew 19:23-24 “New International Version (NIV)”
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.
24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
– Jesus …”hating” on rich people
“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
– Albert Einstein ….”hating” on people who read too much.
“The pioneers of a warless world are the youth who refuse military service.”
– Albert Einstein …”hating” on the Military.
“I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them.”
– Boris Pasternak …”hating” on people who make few mistakes.
“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”
– Buddha ….”hating” on Atheists.
“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”
– Theodore Roosevelt …”hating” on Non-Believers.
“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
– George Washington …”hating” on the separation of Church and State.
“In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.”
– Voltaire ….”hating” on Government.
“All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
– Voltaire ….”hating” on the Military.
“After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche….”hating” on religious people.
The real question is, can we find a line between jealousy and opinion? I do not believe that the possibility in determining whether one is jealous or merely put off as they are indifferent from the opinions and beliefs of others is easily determined. Since there is no quantifiable way in knowing whether someone is “Hating” or merely stating their opinion, there is never any concrete evidence that allows for calling someone a “hater.” Leading to the only conclusion that just by calling someone a “hater” you are in-turn “hating” on their oppinions. So everyone is a hater. Stating or typing “Haters gonna hate” is as wise as saying “humans gonna speak.”