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  •  Funny thing is...bigots really really don't like (7+ / 0-)

    being called bigots!.They consider it the worst thing to be called. They hate hearing the uncomfortable truth as much as they hate minorities. It's like they know that it's immoral to be a bigot but they just can't help being bigots themselves.

    •  There are some blatantly obvious (5+ / 0-)

      conservative pundits like Ann Coulter who wear their bigotry as a badge of honor. However, I increasingly have difficulty finding a clear line between conscious deliberate bigotry and people who are in various stages of denial.

      I see a lot of people on Daily Kos who call themselves progressives who are making an effort to deny the pervasive presence of racism in American society.

    •  Which actually is something to celebrate (5+ / 0-)

      In the past, people would be proud and open about their bigotry. Nowadays, as you said, people will go berserk and go into denial if you call them on their bigotry. Open bigotry is not tolerated anymore, which must really suck for bigots these days. Hell, they can't even insult gays anymore. What are they to do?

      •  I halfway agree with you. (0+ / 0-)

        It is great to celebrate the ones who realize their bigotry is anathema...as long as they are trying to overcome it, y'know?

        But the ones who revel in their bigotry...the Rush Limpbows among us...I don't seen anything to celebrate when they have a bunch of Dittoheads going

        "uh, yeah, good, kill dah muthahs."

        God, I miss the Fairness Doctrine.

        Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

        by Youffraita on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 01:07:28 AM PDT

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