* People who make a living bitching about political correctness and multiculturalism like to point out that every great social, scientific, cultural, artistic and economic achievement has sprung from the minds of white Europeans. (They prove this by presenting highly selective lists of such acheivements.) Rarely do they point out that white Europeans also produced Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Franco, Milosevic, Napoleon, and the Borgias, the Crusades, the Inquisition and the atomic bomb.
* Lacking (as they do) any sort of tangible, testable evidence, the innumerable attempts to establish someone else as the author of Shakespeare's plays should be understood as pure snobbery. Most such theorists are academics, and cannot possibly conceive of such great literature being produced by someone without a sufficient level of higher education -- this despite the clear evidence of their own lives, which result not in the authorship of brilliant plays but bitchy, half-smart theorizing about who's responsible for the brilliant plays. And despite a fairly dismal record of great literature penned by members of the aristocracy, at least half of these gentry-lickers insist that the person who wrote the plays must have been some kind of nobility. It's classist, academicist nonsense that adds nothing to the corpus of literary criticism.