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  •  Scratch a racist, find a sexist. Scratch a sexist, (10+ / 0-)

    find a homophobe. They're all prejudices and they all hang together.

    "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." - Hubert Humphrey

    by Killer of Sacred Cows on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 09:40:03 AM PST

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    •  Yes. As I commented in another diary ... (3+ / 0-)

      ... yesterday, about the racism of the writer H.P. Lovecraft:

      (And a very good diary it was: )

      it was almost a given he would despise anyone not of his own class and race.  It was the only thing he felt he had going for him.
      Like all racists, it seems clear that Lovecraft, given his upbringing and subsequent life, clearly had self-esteem about half-a-millimeter above rock-bottom.  ("Rock bottom" being the grandmother of all anxiety attacks.)

      When people are that close to rock-bottom, they desperately need to shove someone under them to act as a cushion -- someone they can feel superior to.  And when you can shove a whole race of people under you, based on a factor that is unchangeable (so there's never a chance they might get the upper-hand) ... well, all the better.

      As you say, they're usually not just racists.  They're looking for ANY group of people they can judge inferior and shove below them as a cushion from their own inner non-stop 24/7 panic attacks.

      And the more groups (i.e. cushions) the better.

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