“Before I destroy the fabric of your reality, let me say this. You can send backup anytime now. You’re going to need it.”
I didn’t wait for a response, and instead leaped straight into my destructive work.
“How much is 100%?”
“How much is 100% of something? Or anything? Can you have more than 100% pure gold?”
“No, you can’t get more than 100% of anything! Every idiot knows that!”
I looked at the chart on the wall, and pointed at it. “Then explain this to me.”
The chart showed survey results from asking 2382 white Christians a set of questions about the population of the United States. What I found hilarious was the makeup of the population, per the chart.
White people – 40% of the population.
Black people – 30% of the population.
Asian people – 40% of the population.
Hispanic/Latino people – 40% of the population.
If you added it all up, it was 150% of the population of the country.
“How can white Christians think there are more people in this country than are in this country?”
I was greeted by silence. Apparently the idiot knew that the numbers made no sense at all.
“How can white Christians add 40, 40, 40, and 30 together, and get 100? Do they not know how to add?” I stared at him. “Or, perhaps, they’re just terrified of things, of people who are not white Christians like them?”
You can’t really argue with numbers like that. The guy shut up.
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