THIS HATEFUL, MURDEROUS IGNORANCE
The thing about bigots is that often, they have no idea what they’re talking about. Sometimes that’s because they’re stupid. But all too often it’s wilful stupidity, where the information is widely and easily available but they either don’t look for it or refuse to believe it.
Here’s an example from this morning. Over on Mumsnet, aka Prosecco Stormfront, the anti-trans lot are appalled at the idea of trans women being able to change the gender marker on their passports without having to present medical evidence, report to a panel and so on.
The thing they’re concerned about has been law for 49 years.
Not only that, but the law simply codified something that’s been happening since at least 1942.
“You know what, I’m not sure the law’s right about these blackamoors you know…”
“Mr. Wilberforce, it’s been the law in Virginia for a 100 years now and that’s just a codification of something some 170 years old. When will you stop this hateful, murderous, ignorance?”
The idea that protesting about what the law currently is constitutes either bigotry or ignorance is a pretty good one, no?