Thursday, April 07, 2016

Another Game of "One of These Things Does Not Belong"

I find it fascinating that conservatives are portrayed by the left as demonizing those who don't look like us, yet it is instructive to see how the accusers react to the alien. And what "alien" means in their world.

Look what happens when an oddly robed man walks through a college campus (tip to Instapundit):

Everyone mistook a priest for a KKK member last night

Rumors of a klansman on campus have proven false after a priest innocently made his way through Bloomington.

Last night around 9:15 PM, social media became a furious storm of confusion regarding a man in white robes roaming along 10th St. and purportedly armed with a whip.

Students thought the white robes indicated Klu (sic) Klux Klan affiliation.

Ponder that what in many communities would be a completely normal and routine sight--a priest walking about--causes a minor panic as the unknown other walks among them.

On this campus, a certain subset of students took to the Twitterverse to report a Ku Klux Klan member.

When you add this to another recent campus incident where a lefty professor mistook ordinary ROTC students in military uniform for mad gunmen, you get a notion of what is and is not a normal sight in these circles of people.

Priests and soldiers are alien sights in some communities. But these communities profess to value diversity and open-mindedness.


UPDATE: Related. Feel the inclusiveness.