September 26, 2007

The thing about bigots...

A lot of people are upset this week because the president of Columbia allowed the president of Iran to speak on his campus. I can certainly understand their anger. I know full well that I'd be angry if a major university gave someone like David Duke that type of platform. It's because it's like that university is giving that jerk credibility. But then Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stood up there and claimed that there weren't homosexuals in Iran. (Amongst other amazingly stupid and bigoted things he said.) In short the man proved to the world that they were right in thinking him an idiot by opening his mouth.

That's the thing about bigots. They'll talk themselves right into the hole we'll use to bury them. All Lee Bollinger did was hand Ahmadinejad a shovel. Actually he took the shovel and handed him the keys to a backhoe. And that's my response to Bill O'Riley's latest comments. He's just digging away at that grave by actually saying that he was surprised that Black people could sit down at a fine restaurant like anyone else and have a civilized meal. Granted it's not the first time he's made outright bigoted comments. And it certainly won't be the last. But every time he opens his mouth you can guarantee that hole he's in is just going to get deeper and deeper and deeper.

I try not to worry about bigots because I know they're just going to continue to do what they're going to do. They have the right to say what they want just like the rest of us. And the more they exercise that right, the more the rest of us know to stay away from them. And anyone that agrees with them, well, they'll be digging the hole right next to them.

1 comment:

BlackNine313 said...

"It is better to be silent and be thought of as a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt" -- Ben Franklin.

But seriously, I agree.