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 narrtive clearly showing that Bob is flat out wrong. Bob has made a honest mistake, he has failed to undestan 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 hs forgotten that everyone have prejudices - thus being too hard o other people and failing to se 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 hr and others crazy with her crusade for harassment of homosexuals and non-Christians. If you thik 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 chracters 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 selfrighteous people, concratulating themselves to be good people who are free from prejudice - unlike the bigotted 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 selfrighteous 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.
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