When the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence posts a photo from a pro-gun rally from Olympia, Washington -- population about 43,000, 85% white -- what do they highlight?
That's right: "Pretty diverse crowd they brought out to the anti-background checks rally in Olympia, Washington on Saturday, huh? #TheyCanBreathe".
Apparently, if you live in an insufficiently diverse area, you need to import minorities to get the right racial mix in your rallies. Aww, who are we kidding, you need to import black people, as shown by the #TheyCanBreathe hashtag.
It gets better, of course. If you view the comment thread, you find gems like the anti-gunner who tries to say that you shouldn't judge these people based on their photo. Only click if you're willing to sink into vulgarity and stupidity; here are some of the responses that the tolerant diversity-lovers give:
"Does it upset you that most advocates of gun ownership are of the hillbilly, sister f*****g, jebus lover variety?"
"But the fact that they were there defines their "values/thoughts/motives"."
"Oh come on.......you can totally judge these people by the picture....!"
"If by diverse you mean a bunch of paranoid white rednecks...then yes."
"Look at the diversity. Some of them wear glasses, and some of them don't. And some of them don't have beards. Like a vision of America right there."
"Well, they do have a few women in the crowd, to be fair. But we all know women who vote against their own best interests, don't we?"
"All those open mouths, and not a tooth in the lot of them."
"Interesting how they all have a certain look. Whether it be Washington State or the Deep South...they all look the same. They need to take a bath and brush their teeth."
"More angry old white men... Enough already.. !"
"As diverse as a can of mixed nuts"
"Every one of them looks like s/he needs a background check."
"It is the anti-government, insurrectionist crowd ....who, by all appearances, are also white supremacists."
"Look at all the beer guzzling, fat-gutted, ignorant , poor WHITE trash, hillbillies. The rest of the world sees pictures like this and think this is what America is. No wonder they look down on us as a country beneath contempt. It is so embarrassing!!!!"
I could go on and on, but you get the idea. I know this isn't a new point around here, but I like being able to show a clear, irrefutable example of the phenomenon I like to call "the shrieking harpies of tolerance".