Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bigots are bullies who use words, not fists

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H. G. Wells

Political correctness is prejudice in a tuxedo.

Those who judge others have some motivation for doing so. Mostly, their motive is to prove to themselves that they are better than those they criticize. For underneath their arrogant presentation is a severe weakness, a belief that they are not worthy.

They gain a following because they repeat their accusations frequently, not because they are correct. Others may be more interested in the easy route of following someone who will lead them rather than investigating whether the leader is worth following.

Truth is never at risk when such people are at work because they never get close enough to the truth for it to matter.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to give bigots enough self confidence that they will not need to denigrate others to make themselves feel better.
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