I saw on the news the other day, that students were saying they had been traumatized by someone writing in chalk "Trump 2016". I mean, I'm no Trump supporter, but seriously, traumatized?
Others have pointed out that the report was utterly false.
Still, look at how well the lie plays among self-righteous bigots with a persecution complex. And yet we still allow Trump and his ilk to spew this shit, because free speech. Astonishing, isn't it, how people will allow people such as yourself to fill yourself with ill-informed tripe, and yet you're the ones who are persecuted?
If you aren't for the latest gay agenda...
Respectfully: What The Fuck is a 'gay agenda'? Equal rights? Enjoying the same rights as everyone else everywhere?
or if you raise the concern that a certain group does seem to have most of the terrorist problem coming from their ranks....
Just say it, for fuck sake: MUSLIMS. You mean those dirty, rag-headed, gutteral, snarly, infidels who chop people's heads off and want to impose Shariah law on you and your loved ones? That's who you mean, right, when you spew mealy-mouthed phrases like 'certain groups'? How fucking precious.
And how fucking wrong. In the United States, Muslims terrorists are not more numerous than others. Historically, levels of terrorism in the US and Europe are down, not up.
well, you just cannot speak about that without repercussions. It isn't even just being shunned, but you are actively suppressed these days.
Goddamn right, you're being suppressed. If by 'suppressed' you mean 'told to shut your fucking yap until you derive at least the slightest clue about the subject you keep ranting about'.
Look at how many comedians these days, won't do shows on college campuses anymore....
Okay, that one is a fair cop. People on both sides of the political spectrum are way touchier than they've a right to be.
That said, I would treat them to the same derision I'm showing you if they failed to adhere to the facts and basic logic.
Theres major concern that any dissenting speech is being supressed, if it goes even remotely against the new social agenda.
For as long as the 'new social agenda' constitutes actually caring about the truth, and upholding basic human rights and equality under the law... then Fucking A Right, nothing deserves—even remotely—to go against the new social agenda.
... and for as long as the 'new social agenda' is a bunch of gluten-free, artisanal hipster snowflakes busy enabling and affirming themselves while old Brooklyn cries in shame, then they can go get fucked too.
Even what used to be common sense has no place in the public square these days.
Bigotry used to be common sense for far too long and for far too many people. It deserves to die a death, and those people who perpetuate it deserve to be told to shut their cake-holes.
Look, I get how you feel, but dude, seriously, your views are not just wrong, they're hurtful and harmful. Not to people's precious feelings—to their lives. When you oppose the 'latest gay agenda', you're sentencing some very good friends of mine to not being able to hold a loved one's hand in the hospital. You're saying that someone who devoted their life to caring and tending for a home should be ineligible for their life partner's pension. You make it harder for people just to... be... fucking... normal.
That's just one example. But please: expletives aside, you really do need to inform yourself better about the actual repercussions of your incorrect and ill-founded opinions. I'm a huge supporter of free speech, and I actively defend it every day. I run a newspaper that prints some opinions that make me fucking cringe. But I do it, because the only cure for stupid talk is more talk. And as long as we keep talking, we're not fighting.
But when I see someone conflating social disapproval with the suppression of free speech, I can only say: Fuck that noise, Sonny Jim. Try living in my country. I'll show you what suppression of free speech looks like.
(To be clear, that's my predecessor, not me, in the photo. I've only been sworn at and had my staff assaulted so far.)