A bit of a follow up on the Ferguson retardery

I know I haven’t been writing often. Frankly, I’m disgusted every time I turn my computer on, and it’s making me want to delete all my social media, all my writing, and just hide somewhere in a cave. Really… how fucked up can this world be?

To answer that question, I did do a bit of a round-up of the Klown Kar asshattery that is the post-Ferguson United States for the Zelman Partisans yesterday. You should go read it over there, along with other amazing essays by the likes of Claire Wolfe and Ilana Mercer. Seriously. Go read.

Meantime, what’s got me particularly steamed is the treatment one young lady received at the hands of batshit insane social justice warriors on Reddit.

Tolerant, peaceable social justice warriors chose to threaten a young lady who posted a limerick on Tumbler condemning Michael Brown as a thug. Not only did they expose her identity, phone number, address, and university on the Internet (an odious practice called “doxing” that essentially bullies those who might disagree with you into silence for fear for their very lives), but they threatened to rape her mother, to burn down her house, and decapitate and dismember her. Because social justice for anyone who disagrees with the victim mentality is harassment, death, rape, and dismemberment.

That’s right. Death. Rape. Dismemberment. For posting a limerick about Michael Brown. They’ve texted and called her hundreds of times. They’ve threatened her family. They’ve contacted her school – George Mason University – and reported her to some diversity/inclusion/sexual harassment/something or other office the school has.

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And when she threatened to press charges against them, and posted screen shots of their evil, scummy, threatening, violent messages, guess what they did!  They threatened to press charges against her for publicizing the phone numbers they gave her when calling and texting her! This, of course, after taunting her and telling her that she won’t be able to press charges over Internet harassment.

Nice, right?

Meanwhile, the harassment of this girl continues unabated.  Some douche weasel lodged a complaint against her for sexual harassment with GMU. Her phone number was posted on Tumbler, and shit like this was sent to her phone.

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Ah yes, those tolerant social justice warriors, who are so brave, threatening a girl from behind their social media accounts and their telephones! These are the bastards who are all incensed, because she posted a limerick. Lovely, right?

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If you want to know why I want to move to a deserted island, it’s because of jackassery such as this.

We all have the right to free speech. But when you use that right to facilitate threats, violence, abuse, libel, and harassment, that’s no longer protected. That’s criminal and disgusting.

I don’t give a shit if the person is a racist, homophobe, necrophile, wears white after Labor Day, or scratches at scabs and leaves them under the table in a restaurant. You don’t have the right to threaten and harass someone merely because you don’t like them or what they say or do. A true respect for freedom means having the integrity to stand up and defend with your life another person’s right to say something you find deplorable.

To quote one of my favorite movies, “America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, ‘You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.'”

Remember that next time you want to threaten someone for speaking or writing words with which you disagree. Because until you have the integrity to defend all forms of speech – even ones with which you disagree – without egregious and disgusting threats to the speaker or their family, you are a problem.

A big one.

8 responses

  1. Sadly, the quote you used to close with immediately riffs into pushing for a ban on handguns and “assault weapons”. You might want to find a better one.

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    1. Yes, I know. There are plenty of movies I ardently disagree with – and that one was one of them. That said, despite Sorkin’s communism, he’s one hell of a writer, and I will give credit where credit is due in that respect. That particular quote really hit home for me, so I do use it. You know what they say about a blind squirrel, right?

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  2. Agree with PavePusher. Seems like that quote is the only real American concept in the whole movie.

    That said, I know the feeling of just not being able to write any more. I’ve been suffering from it for a while now. What good are words in the face of such mindless, incoherent evil? How can you reason with people who have renounced the use of it?

    I’ve said all I have to say. Now I’m just waiting for the shooting to start. 😦

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  3. disgruntledpatriot

    Wow. I have long held that the “thug lifestyle”and anyone who adheres to it is a FOOLISH, most likely inbred, liberal idiots. There aren’t words to express the disgust I feel at what some of these idiots have done in an ACT OF TERRORISM to this young woman and her family, so I can only hope that someone somewhere can have the opportunity to express it on these homegrown terrorists with a convenient rope and tree limb. And no, I don’t CARE if one of them is 14. If 14 is old enough to threaten rape and murder, then it is old enough to bear the consequences of not only threatening it, but facilitating others to be able to carry it out.

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  4. A pretty girl posted a limerick
    And internet freaks threatened the chick
    But she called the cops
    Who busted their chops
    And they’ll soon be in jail sucking dick

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  5. Roger V. Tranfaglia

    Wow….human nature at its finest…………..I’ve” played” with comment trolls with smartass and funny remarks (I thought were funny) and got some vile and baiting retorts back. But organized evil hate push back retaliation …….reminds me of the nazi feelings toward jews before during WW2 .
    Thank GOD for the 2nd and,what’s left of,organized govt..

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  6. Dear Social Justice Wankers;

    When threatening horrible retribution on people you disagree with, it might be good to keep in mind that those of us who do not subscribe to your philistine ideology DO believe in the Second Amendment. In short, YOU hate and fear guns, while WE do not.

    And, generally speaking, we consider shooting swine who threaded our family commendable.

    Just a thought.

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