Created By: Xzenu on August 24, 2011 Last Edited By: randomtroper89 on July 10, 2014

Bigotry Bigotry

When someone is, or is accused of being, bigoted against bigots

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Alice is trying to stand up against bigotry. This causes Bob, or in some cases the narrative itself, to consider her to be a bigot.

So, what is up with Alice, and what is up with Bob? On this sliding scale, four major checkpoints are:
  1. Alice may be doing the right thing, the narrative clearly showing that Bob is flat out wrong. Bob has made a honest mistake, he has failed to understand her, or he has made a dishonest counterstrike. Maybe he is a bigot trying to stand up for his bigotry, or maybe he has Delusions Of Neutrality.
  2. Alice may also be doing the right thing, but in a way that comes across as Holier Than Thou or needlessly insulting or something. Both Sides Have a Point.
  3. Alice is doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. Maybe she's a Principles Zealot for a good principle, or maybe she has forgotten that everyone have prejudices - thus being too hard on other people and failing to see her own shortcomings.
  4. Alice is a bigot, plain and simple. She's trying very hard to convince other people, and maybe herself too, that she's anti-bigotry, but it doesn't really help much.

In some cases, Alice and Bob are both claiming to stand up against bigotry, and they are both mutually accusing each other of being bigots. They may be at opposite ends of the scale, or meet somewhere in the middle. For comedic effect they may even meet at one of the end points.


Examples

Comic Books
  • In Bitchy Bitch, one of Midge's coworkers is driving her and others crazy with her crusade for harassment of homosexuals and non-Christians. If you think that homosexuals and wiccans should be treated with any respect and that it's wrong to persecute them, then you are a bigot against Christians - In the eyes of this Straw Loser Windmill Crusader, that is.
  • Chick Tracts have a lot of characters doing the same thing as the fundamentalist coworker in Bitchy Butch, with the difference that they have the narrative on their side - Such a character is a Soulsaving Crusader, not a Windmill Crusader.
  • One Biller strip feature a gang of smug self righteous people, congratulating themselves to be good people who are free from prejudice - unlike the bigoted scumbags who make up the rest of humanity and are all exactly alike.

Film
  • Parodied in the Austin Powers films as a Running Gag by Nigel Powers
    Nigel: "There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures *beat* and the Dutch. "

Music
  • In Nanne Gronwall's song Prejudice, the protagonist is all about being against prejudice, coming across as extremely prejudiced about pretty much everything. She is self righteous and Ignorant Of Her Own Ignorance.

Theater
  • Tom Lehrer, in "National Brotherhood Week"
    I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another, and I know there are people in the world who do not love their fellow human beings - and I hate people like that!

Western Animation
  • From The Simpsons:
    Homer: New York is a hellhole. And you know how I feel about hellholes!
    Lisa: Dad, you can't judge a place you've never been to.
    Bart: Yeah, that's what they do in Russia.
Community Feedback Replies: 14
  • August 24, 2011
    Xzenu
  • August 30, 2011
    Sol9000
    I'm one. XD
  • August 31, 2011
    CommanderPanda
    • The third Austin Powers film had Nigel Powers do a Running Gag from the previous movies,
      Nigel: "There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures *beat* and the Dutch. "
  • August 31, 2011
    randomsurfer
    I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another, and I know there are people in the world who do not love their fellow human beings - and I hate people like that!
    --Tom Lehrer, "National Brotherhood Week"
  • September 1, 2011
    crazysamaritan
  • September 17, 2011
    Xzenu
    That would be a character. This is an accusation - which is rarely true for the entire character, more often situational or unjustified.
  • November 4, 2011
    crazysamaritan
    Take a look at your examples. They aren't accusations of action, they're accusations of character traits.
  • November 6, 2011
    aurora369
    A common Russian joke: "I hate two things: racism and n***ers".
  • November 6, 2011
    JRoch
    The 'tolerance camp' episode of South Park.
  • November 7, 2011
    ladyofprocrastination
    A common tactic of trolls.
  • November 15, 2011
    HiddenFacedMatt
    Perhaps Meta Bigotry?
  • November 15, 2011
    spideydude
    From The Simpsons:
    Homer: New York is a hellhole. And you know how I feel about hellholes!
    Lisa: Dad, you can't judge a place you've never been to.
    Bart: Yeah, that's what they do in Russia.
  • February 4, 2012
    randomsurfer
    Music: The Capitol Steps song "You Don't Bring Me Floriculturally Diverse Polyfragrant Soilistically Challenged Multipetaled Victims of Pesticidal Food Chain Chauvinism" is about a woman rejecting Dead White Male sterotypes and gender-assigned roles. In the end she realizes that she must emotionally support her (male, chauvanist) duet partner, whom she has been berating throughout, because his is a dying breed.
    This male chauvanist pig I must love and protect
    For to love endangered species is Politically Correct
  • July 10, 2014
    DAN004

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

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