12/09/2015 05:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bigots Aren't Ashamed of Being Bigots, But Why Aren't They Ashamed of Being Cowards?

Donald Trump by Michael Vadon [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia CommonsDonald Trump believes we should have a "total and complete* shutdown" of all U.S. immigration by Muslims. And the idea got him a standing ovation at a rally today.

OK, I get that bigots feel no shame over being bigots.

But how is it they feel no shame over being cowards?

Obviously, bigots are cowards -- bigotry is born of fear plus ignorance.

But one thing cowards fear most is being seen as cowards. That's why cowards tend to be such blowhards -- blowhards like Donald J. Trump.

And yet here we have thousands of people at rallies, and presumably millions across the country, just fine with trumpeting (Trumpeting?) the sad fact:

"We're cowards, and we don't care who knows it!"

I don't get it.

*And redundant.

Photo: By Michael Vadon [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons