Yesterday a Sean Hannity post on FaceBook asked if Muslims should be temporarily banned from immigrating into the United States. I replied, no, they should be permanently banned, because Islam is violent and incompatible with western values and democracy.
This drew a reprimand from a member of my band, a liberal of course. He said Hannity was a wingnut who is just trying to divide people. I replied that I too am a wingnut and that I like Hannity. Then I explained to him that Muslims are famous for mass murder. I suppose he somehow missed the latest Muslim atrocity that happened in Brussels, Belgium this very week.
In any case, I got to thinking: what exactly is a Wingnut? What is its opposite, a Moonbat? Here is the concise definition that I came up with:
Wingnuts are people who hold unpopular beliefs that are unfortunately true.
Moonbats are people who hold popular beliefs that are unfortunately not true.