Read the last paragraph of my original question. I clearly stated that I have a "personal philosophy" regarding this question and clearly asked how it fits in with established philosophy. In other words, what notable philosophers would agree or disagree with me. That was my question.
The only person who even attempted to answer it is Gordon...
Without a doubt Miguel de Unamuno, great philosopher of the Basque territory, staunchly Catholic, anti-fascist, and for our purposes, a lover of Europe's greatest philosopher, Don Quixote of La Mancha.
In fact, the ANSWERS push personal agendas.
It's clear what's going on here. I asked a question that's politically incorrect, a question that no one wants to answer. So if you want to close it, do it honestly. The problem isn't my question, it's the fact that no one can answer it.
When I was a teacher, I was stabbed in the back (to put it politely) by many school and union officials. I went through a period of enormous anger and frustration - as well as confusion.
Should I let my anger at these people consume me, or should I just forgive them?
Here's the catch: I wasn't their only victim. They also abused other teachers as well as parents and children.
I have thus come to feel that forgiving them would be criminal; I have a moral obligation to hate these people and do everything I can to bring them to justice.
Note: On request, I edited my question to include a few details.
By "stabbed" in the back, I'm referring to thinks like harassment, insults and threats not just from school officials but from the media and my own union. They also play games with people's files (evaluations, etc.) and paychecks. They can easily ruin people's careers and reputations. In fact, I know one teacher who was driven out of Seattle, and I know of one or two who committed suicide. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
I actively fought back, creating several political websites and running for public office several times.
Though it's pretty hard to hold the ruling class accountable, I have had some minor victories. I believe I was instrumental in getting several school officials transferred or reassigned, and one "journalist" I attacked is no longer writing about education. I've also talked to a couple public officials face to face who were very irate about "the bad things" I was saying about them on my website. And the best is yet to come. ;)
Unfortunately, it's never been more than a one-man battle, because the public ignorance, apathy (and other things) is simply unbelievable. In fact, that's what motivated me to start studying the cognitive sciences, politics, etc.; I want to figure out what makes people's minds work the way they do.
Anyway, can someone help me plug my personal philosophy regarding forgiveness into the philosophical spectrum? What great philosophers would agree or disagree with me? Is there a term for my belief?