Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Watched some of the President's heart felt message yesterday.  It seems to me he failed to acknowledge a key point.  While he encourages Koombayah and everyone recognizing that we're all pretty much alike except skin color and we should embrace each other, he missed the fact that bigots enjoy being bigots and it's part of their self image.  It's not based on any delusions that their race is somehow superior.  Or more American.  Or more deserving.   It's just fun and uplifts them.  It probably enables them to let off steam that otherwise would be turned on their families, giving bigotry, arguably, a positive aspect.  It may even be fed by a natural instinct to repel the advances of another race.   All the platitudes in the world ain't a gonna change any of that.  Then you take nutty bigot plus gun and there's potential for a problem.  I think that's just the way it is.  Might as well try to argue the leaves back onto the trees.

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