by T 8/17/17
Answer very carefully, Facebookers: do you now, or have you ever believed that the right of free speech should be denied to anyone, whether they have broken any law or not? When you hear people chanting: “No Free Speech for Racists!” Are you on board with that?
Then answer me this, would you be more comfortable in a world where your feelings matter above everyone else’s, and anything that is offensive to you and your sense of decorum and morality is not only silenced, but illegal? Well, DUH. A place where everyone believes in what you believe, nobody steps out of line, and people who dare to do so are summarily rounded up, humiliated and punished? Better yet, what if the penalty for anything you determine as offensive hate speech was death? Would that work for you? Would it make a better world to gather the people you think are ruining your country, into say, camps of some kind, where they are imprisoned for their dangerous and subversive racist speech? Then perhaps somebody could come up with a creative way to dispose of them! Everyone knows they are a scourge. I mean, that way they won’t offend anyone else, right? After all, how can they continue to say horrible hateful things day after day… if they’re dead?
If there was a big red button you could press, that would instantly vaporize every hateful white supremacist racist bigot everywhere—and I’m not talking just the worst ones, I’m talking the ones who mostly keep their mouths shut, but which I JUST KNOW are harboring the same pernicious thoughts—just wipe them off the face of the earth, and nobody would ever know that it was you responsible for their deaths, would you press it? And if you should decide that instead of pressing the button anonymously, like an internet troll, you wanted to get credit for pressing it… perhaps we could give you a special platform to tell everyone of your deeds, like a social media page, radio or TV station, or some sort of place where you were free to speak or assemble with your likeminded friends, where your speech about why you pressed the button and killed all those people could be heard far and wide. Would that make you happy? How about if we could make it clear that you pressed the button OUT OF LOVE, because love as we all know, not only trumps, but conquers hate. You’d probably want to do this, in case somebody might have misinterpreted your button pressing action as all crazy and mass-murdery. You’d need some sort of law or propaganda ministry or something that made people understand that they have to interpret what you did as a loving act.
Wait, I know, you could make it so anyone who DIDN’T believe what you did was noble and loving, would be punished or executed too. First you could bully and ostracize them, though you’d probably need some sort of special police force to bust into their homes first. Maybe interrogate them, and if they don’t change their tune, they can just go ahead and join the racist bigots, hopefully in some sort of big mass grave, if there’s any sort of social justice in the world. And good riddance.
Because everyone in their right mind should know that THEY were evil, and it’s you are good. It defies all logic, reason, and science to see you as anything but a hero, who saved the world from bigoted racists by pressing that big red button with your loving finger. They had it coming. And you gave them that finger, didn’t you? • (268 views)