It’s a good thing to find one’s inner bigot…then one can enlighten it.
Perhaps humans are hard-wired for fear? It would explain the vicarious hero/god thing. It’s all so anti-humanistic.
“The anti-immigration issue that’s now sweeping the country in my view is no different than the movements that swept the country in the past. You look back at the Chinese Exclusionary Act, or the Know-Nothing movement — these were movements that encouraged Americans to fear foreigners, to fear something that is different, and to stop immigration.”
Rudy Giuliani in 1996