Hate Man (born Mark Hawthorne) is an American philosopher. His beliefs center on people being honest about their negative feelings. He is locally famous in Berkeley, California, where he has lived since 1973.
Hawthorne was an officer in the US Air Force and a Peace Corps volunteer. He started at The New York Times as a copy boy and worked as a reporter in the Metro section from 1961 to 1970 before he left, divorced his wife, and "started being downward mobile."
Hawthorne created a philosophy he calls oppositionality which is centered around treating people kindly even though you are in a bad mood. He has created his own following, who refer to themselves as "hate campers". He has influenced people to live on the streets. He initiated a nightly "hate camp" on Sproul Plaza where local people released their animosity.
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