Sunday, September 4, 2011

Persecution Complex

Science 2.0's Hank Campbell and I have a few things in common:[1]

I often joke, in reference to a black person, woman or gay complaining about some reference or joke in society or in the media about them, that I am all five groups every one of them jokes about, stereotypes and ridicules without any liberal guilt at all; a white, Catholic (not so much these days but you get the idea), Republican (66% of the time), male who was raised in the South. Seriously, when is the last time anyone felt bad ridiculing any of those?

Just replace "Catholic" with "Mormon" and "not so much" with "quite a bit." This could be viewed as worse given our lack of popularity among both the "religious Right" and "secular Left." And if "Mormon" is considered an ethnic group, can I start calling people racist?

How's that for persecution complex?

1. A nice accompaniment to Campbell's article (which is actually about atheists) is Reason TV's interview with Michael Shermer.


  1. That video is lol Oh... and the post. ;)

  2. Walker,

    It's nice to see I'm not the only person who has noticed this. I blogged abotu that back in March of '09. Have a look:

    Great video by the way. :)