Why do people brag about being a bigot?

“A bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, and animosity toward those of differing beliefs.” [Wikipedia]

Here’s Scott Adams:

“Full disclosure: I don’t agree with anything that comes out of Rush Limbaugh’s mouth, but I have a great appreciation for his entertainment skills.”

The recent Limbaugh fracas provides a good counterpoint. Instead of being intolerant and expressing “animosity” towards one of a differing believe, his labels were very specific and very well defined about one person’s specific testimony. Much of the response lambasting Limbaugh, in contrast, is like that of Scott Adams. It is a matter of animosity towards the person and generic in nature. On examination, much is fundamentally dishonest.

What you have, in the anti-Limbaugh’s especially, is people bragging in public about being a bigot. What is it about being a bigot that makes one think it is worth bragging about? It tends to smell like projection.

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