I as a Conservative define bigotry as someone hating another person because of their gender, or race, or religion, or sexual orientation. To me, your opinion of someone should be based upon their actions, behaviors. To me that seems like a pretty succinct definition to me. The Left has a definition of bigotry too. They have a definition that is pretty easy to understand too. The Left defines bigotry as someone who is a Conservative. This hit me while watching this speech by Cory Booker. In the speech he utters this line
At a Tuesday afternoon Planned Parenthood rally outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame, near the Democratic National Convention, Newark, N.J. Democratic Mayor Cory Booker rallied the Obama faithful with a forceful speech about Republican extremism.
Promising to get “controversial,” Booker spoke about watching the Republican National Convention (RNC) last week in horror.
“Then I heard something that is one of the reflections and echo of some of the most insulting things we have been hearing for a long time,” Booker said of the RNC in Tampa. “I heard people stand up and say ‘I love women.’ I heard people stand up: ‘I’ve got a sister,’ ‘I’ve got a mother.’ That’s like saying you’re not a bigot because you have a black friend.”
See, that? It does not matter to the Left that you Actually embrace and befriend and love people of other races, or other religions. What matters is only your ideology. And that means this if you disagree with the Left’s ideals you are automatically a bigot. Oppose abortion? Sexist! Oppose the government (taxpayers) paying for birth control? SEXIST! Oppose anything Obama has done as president? RAAAAACIST! Even if you campaigned and voted for Obama in 2008 you are still a bigot if you do not support him now. RAAAAACIST! And do not dare think being Black, or a woman, or a Homosexual protects you from the Left’s wrath either. The Left has a page in their Book of Bigotry for you too!
Some of the most despicable personal attacks from the Left are reserved for minorities who do not know their place. Women are not allowed to be pro-life, or to oppose government-funded birth control. Blacks are not allowed to oppose Obama. If they do they are accused of being an “Oreo” or “Uncle Tom” or of “not really being Black. Hispanic? Better not speak out for securing our border. Remember the Left is watching you. If you are a minority the left will TELL you what to think, and say, or else!
So, in the end why IS bigotry so ugly to me, and to most Americans? Because it presupposes things about people based on superficial things like their skin color, or their gender. A bigot looks at a Gay person and say you are gay, so you must be. fill in the blank. They look at a woman and say you are a woman so, that means you think this way. They look at Blacks and say, you must act, and behave in this manner. Wow! That sure sounds a whole lot like the Left doesn’t it? Maybe if the Left wants a real dose of baseless hatred and bigotry, they ought to stand in front of a mirror.