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  •  He was definitely deflecting those supposed views (5+ / 0-)

    onto persons other than himself.  

    But it wasn't only that he dignified those other persons with the description "conventional" as opposed to "benighted" or "die-hard segregationists" or whatever.  

    It was also choosing the term "gag-worthy".   To me, to invoke the gag reflex is alarmingly extreme because it expresses a truly gut-level loathing.  He could have talked about "suppressing a double-take" and still made the point that a few retrograde folks still haven't gotten used to interracial marriage.  Without being QUITE so offensive.

    In other words, not only did he give a somewhate friendly description of extremists, but he did it WHILE emphasizing the intense degree of their extremism.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 02:47:40 PM PST

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