Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I`m not a racist, but...

I'm not a racist, but everyone knows that black people aren't quite as smart as white people.

I'm not a sexist, but everyone knows that women aren't as good at math as men.

I'm not ideologist, but everyone knows that liberals are irresponsible, profligate, godless, selfish, bed-hopping cowards.

I'm not a religious bigot, but everyone knows that atheists are spiritually impoverished, unemotional drones and Stalinist tyrants.

I'm not a national chauvinist, but everyone knows that the (brown) Islamic nations are out to kill all of us good Westerners.

I'm not a homophobe, but everyone knows that gay people are all irresponsibly promiscuous.

I'm not an irrationalist, but everyone knows that reason and rationality cannot even discuss religion's higher truths.

Do any of these sound familiar? Yes? Then congratulations! You are a bigot! Drop me a line when you've decided to join the rational wing of the human race.


  1. Joe? Joe Lieberman? Is that you?

  2. The bigot is not the man who thinks he's right. Every sane man thinks he's right. The bigot is the man who cannot understand how the other man came to be wrong.

    - G. K. Chesterton

    So, Mr. Bum - how do people come to believe that women are not as good as math as men? Why do some people feel that gay people by and large are irresponsibly promiscuous? Why might some people have gotten the impression that the Islamic world wants nothing less than the utter destruction of the West? Who knows why - people who think this way are just a bunch of bigots. No use trying to understand irrationality.

    You have met the enemy and he is you.


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