[Vision2020] The New Zealand Herald
Tue, 18 May 2004 09:43:11 -0700
Pat Kraut says: "You think the Catholic remark was bigoted...but I have
heard that said about Catholics all my life." Excuse me, Pat? Does that
make it true? By extrapolation then, when someone in the Jim Crow south
defended maltreatment of African-Americans because "I've heard all my life
they're lazy and shiftless", did that make that perception true?
Carl Westberg Jr.
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
>Subject: Re: [Vision2020] The New Zealand Herald
>Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 12:12:03 EDT
>In a message dated 5/18/2004 9:02:16 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
>"You think the Catholic remark was bigoted...but I have heard that said
>Catholics all my life"
>This is of course the kind of justification used by bigots (choose your
>flavor - religious, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation etc. etc. etc.).
>Thoughtful folks don't rely on ignorant generalizations to buttress an
>Kraut. The nice part of your transparent little remark is that we don't
>even consider countering it, thanks for doing our "work" for us.
>Once you lose integrity everything else is easy.
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