Friday, July 1, 2016
the pig in Bermuda shorts
It's like the old joke about Wyoming. Ask anyone if they know anyone from Wyoming and when you get the odds-on response that they do not, you can crow with certainty, "You see?! I told you Wyoming did not exist!!!"
It's no good trying to dissuade such people. It's no good being snarky about the idiocy of it all. And as long as they don't harm anyone else ... well, what the hell? Of course there is a danger that the same righteousness that can infuse the Ku Klux Klan, or the so-called Islamic State or some other morally-inclined bit of immorality can grow into a movement that has penalties for not seeing things their way.
That's why I subscribe to the pig in Bermuda shorts hypothesis. I want to keep my head.