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“...Whenever we are told to hate our brothers...” When do you think this happens? Why? Who “tells” us? Should we do as we are told, at such times? What does the poet say?
Whenever there is a situation of war; leaders provoke the feeling of enmity amongst people and compel them to hate the other country. They tell people to do so for their personal gains from the situation.
However, we should not become a puppet in their hands and act upon their advice. According to the poet, human beings need to understand that hatred against others will only deprive them of themselves and it is the earth which would eventually be polluted of such impurities. Therefore, the poet persuades people to contribute towards peace and prosperity and always remember that no men are foreign and no countries strange.