It's Friday, so I'm going to have some (sort of) tongue-in-cheek fun here.
Unfortunately, I'm thinking about Marcus Bachmann, homophobic husband of Congresswoman and GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN).
I'm thinking about how Mr. Bachmann referred to homosexuals as "barbarians".
And I'm thinking that Mr. Bachmann obviously did not give a lot of forethought to that label before using it.
After all, the opposite of barbarism is culture. And the height of culture is fine living -- i.e., well decorated homes, an appreciation for beauty and art, and a flair for fine dining.
So tell me: Who can beat the gays at those things? For instance, who (besides Martha Stewart) can beat the gays at throwing a beautiful and fabulous gourmet brunch?
Probably not Marcus Bachmann.
Or, if he can, then maybe there are other questions we should be asking. ;-)
In any case, on the other hand, barbarism usually involves intolerance based on ignorance (willful or not).