Why do people always feel the need to tell me how tolerant they are before they make incredibly intolerant statements? E.g.:
"You know, I'm all for religious freedom, but I think Mosques should be outlawed in America, we're at war!
"You know, I'm all for tolerance, but gays shouldn't be allow to march down tax-payer funded streets in their parades, they need to build their own roads."
"You know, I'm all for feminism, but I don't think women should have the right to vote or make as much as men."
But then - upon making one such absurd self-refuting statement - I realized why people do this. It is simply a thrill to be a walking, talking contradiction. I mean it is an adrenaline rush akin to skinny dipping in a public pool (I may have said too much).
So now, when I go on facebook and find these statements in peoples' statuses (or worse, when I make the grave mistake of reading the comments), rather than getting upset, I join in the fun:
"You know, I'm all for political freedom, but I think conservatives should be shot out of a cannon into the Marianas Trench."
It is a blast. Go ahead, try it. Create your own below:
You know Dan, I'm all for tolerance, but... [insert your own incredible, incredibly intolerant statement here]