Here is a list of all the groups that I receive hate mail about. Most of it admonishes me for defending members of these groups. Most are also quite reductive in their sentiments. It makes me wonder if we, as Americans, pride ourselves on how many different groups we can hate. To wit…
.Mexicans are invading our culture and taking our jobs. They want what we got.
.Blacks are invading our culture, filling our jails, raping our women and destroying our music. They want what we got.
.Muslims and other Non-Christians, (except in some cases, Jews) are invading our culture, trying persuade us to face Mecca on our knees 5 times daily or some other weird religious traditions (unlike Baptists who drink snake blood and kill live chickens) such as grow beards and make our women cover up with hijabs and force us to follow Sharia law, secretly planning to launch terrorist attacks from within the country and want to convert us all to Islam. They want what we got.
.Communists are invading our culture and want to subjugate us to their failed system of government and make us all allegiant to a dictator. They want what we got.
. Gays are trying to convert us to their lifestyle and have sex with our children. They want to subvert our religion and destroy our families. They don’t want what we got, they got their own, thanks.
Please let me know if I’ve missed anyone.
The point is that when taken in context, we’re some hatin’ sumbitches, aren’t we? But we tell the world that we’re the peacemakers. I know that they don’t believe it, which is why so much of the world is perfectly willing to hate us right back, and we wonder why…
Are we that special, or that stupid?