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We Should All Be So Lucky As To Find Something In This World That Makes Us Happy, Part Five

As we learned this morning, it’s far too easy to criticize people for the wrong reasons. Sure, someone’s love for a particular stand-up comedian’s racist, homophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic, and anti-semitic ventriloquism routine might be depressing and signal a dangerous strain of aggressive and proud ignorance in this country, but it is dismissive and counter-productive to criticize that person for being “not thin.” At the end of the day, people are just trying to find a connection and feel less alone in the world. That’s all it is. Now if their attempt at creating a meaningful and supportive community is centered on the belief system that people who are different from them should be feared and ridiculed (via puppets, or not via puppets, either way), then perhaps their community isn’t very worthwhile, and perhaps we all need to work harder to provide them with a meaningful and less-disgustingly-hate-based alternative. Say, a local choir (again, with puppets or without puppets) for example.

But certainly you wouldn’t criticize a guy with plugs in his ears who hangs out in his basement on laundry day recording “audition” tapes for death metal bands?

Dude is just into what he is into! Not hurting anybody. Nothing to see here. These are laughs of SUPPORT. Good luck, Senor Bevins! (Thanks for the tip, Chuck.)