Comments: Stop The Hate

I'm not surprised at all, though there was a brief moment or two when I -- like so many other deluded souls -- thought McCain might be different. Ha!

I'm quite willing to believe that "about 1/3 of this country consists of people who are narrow-minded, hatemongering bigots." They're not all after-school-special racists: some of them hate Jews but not Blacks; some of them think liberals are limp-wristed traitors; some of them think Mexicans are nice, hardworking people but won't knowingly shake the hand of a homosexual. Most of them believe "it's us or them" but are still trying to find the right "them."

Posted by Ahistoricality at October 7, 2008 04:26 PM

I had the same McCain Moment myself, but that was before I'd actually bothered to learn anything about him. (I didn't bother during the last campaign - there was no chance he'd win the nomination.)

I don't understand the whole bigotry thing* and it's so deeply intrenched in our culture that I can't begin to imagine when or how we can root it out.

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* Okay, I'm bigoted against stupid people. But I own it--I don't pretend otherwise, and I do try to overcome it. Sometimes.

Posted by Anne at October 8, 2008 08:55 AM