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Bigotry Spotting

Bigotry  is defined as intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.

I find it astounding the number of groups that preach acceptance and practice bigotry.  I experience this on a regular enough basis to get fired up and write about it here shortly.

The issue present is that law change comes from social change and social change comes from public shaming.  Public shaming is bigotry, so it takes bigotry to rid society of bigotry.

Take it a step more detailed.  Socially acceptable bigotry, the public shaming of others with socially unacceptable views (racism, sexism, etc), is needed to overcome the socially unacceptable bigotry (racism, sexism, homophobia).

This means that for better or worse our progression toward a more accepting and tolerant society will be wrought with the dirty deed of exacting bigotry of those holding views at the outsides of our society.  I personally prefer the idea of acceptance, and change through discussion and social discourse, but this I am told is not nearly as effective as other means such as public shaming.

So why bigotry discussion and why today?  Well I wanted to discuss some issues and was referred to a group of individuals with whom I should be able to have good discourse with.  Instead of discussing ideas in terms of ethics or business or design they chose again and again to show bigotry towards me.  I held an opinion that I wanted to discuss that was against their own, and all I got back was bigotry, an intolerance of my presence holding views and expressing opinions different from their own.  So whether its an online forum or chat server, your favorite game, or simply your church, look for signs of bigotry, AS DEFINED, and discuss it!

You will be amazed how rare acceptance is.  How common bigotry is practiced.  And how quickly you can be marginalized by trying to open discussions.

My favorite mug.

Yes this is fresh ground beans brewed through a french press and finished off in Keto fashion using some coconut oil and heavy cream.  Though today’s story is not the Keto coffee but the mug holding it.

My best friend is the absolute best at gift giving.  He will listen to a complaint then gift the solution whether you recognized the complaint or that a solution even existed.  I like coffee and I drink a lot of liquid.  I am also rather lazy and would rather have one mug hold two mugs worth than prepare two mugs for drinking.  The reason behind this gift was that it holds a lot of liquid, and it was a throw back to a  Nightmare Before Christmas theme in my early 20’s.

I recently broke the handle off this mug and was disappointed.  I knew I could figure something out, and here it is:  An amputated mug!  I used my Dremel to cut and grind the handle down close, and took the time to smooth out a couple other nicks along the lip of the mug.  I then used some rub-on poly to put many light coats of sealant.  I was nervous but the mug has been holding strong for several months now.

I used to think I had everything figured out.  I still get stuck in my own viewpoints from time to time.  Things like this mug and my best friend remind me that there is a whole world of connectedness that I have yet to understand.

 

 

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