Quote of the day—Brandon Smith

The fact is, their feelings are irrelevant. They do not matter.  Most rational people don’t care if SJWs are offended, or afraid or disgusted and indignant. Their problems are not our problems.  Our right to free expression and freedom of association is far more important than their personal feelings or misgivings.  We do not owe them a safe space.  If they want a safe space, then they should hide in their hovels or crawl back to the rancid swamps from whence they slithered.

Brandon Smith
August 3, 2016
The Social Justice Cult Should Blame Itself For The Rise Of Trump
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Brandon Smith

  1. But legally speaking, their feelings DO matter. If the Special Snowflake ™ is offended, the SS can complain, and common sense gets tossed out the the window. If you say something as benign as men and women are different: men are bigger/stronger/faster on average, and back it up with supporting data, and SS is offended, then you are an offender and can be kicked to the curb or otherwise sanctioned. Same for using the the pronoun “those people” when talking about immigrants (as in “these people, those people”). Or if you “bring politics into the classroom” by using the national debt and number of citizens in the nation to create a division problem for warm-up in math. If the SS es offended, you are by definition an offender, and you have a problem.
    Truth is not considered a defense.
    Context is not considered a defense.
    Intent is not considered a defense.
    Being misunderstood is not considered a defense.
    The offending line being a soundbite from a larger conversation where you are saying the exact opposite and the offended person didn’t hear the whole things is not considered a defense.

    Yeah, it sounds Orwellian. Right out of Kafka. But that is the way it the rules are written, and bureaucrats would much rather follow a rule than make a judgement call. that has a non-zero chance of coming back to bite them. No, I’m not being hyperbolic and exaggerating, that really is how it is in some workplaces. And people are getting sick and tired of it, even though most people don’t know how bad it really is until they experience it first hand. The Trumpslide might just be epic.

  2. I’ve decided, in honor of clint eastwood (i know, no fan of guns) to start calling people ‘pussy’ again. I’m Christian. What’s that you say? Well, I say it’s an act of love to call a pussy, a pussy. It’s truthful and effective for the growth of their character. If this is offensive to you, don’t be a pussy.

  3. Asserting victimhood is an age-old tactic for getting attention. Kids learn it from dumb, fawning parents (who are more concerned about being liked by their kids than turning out good kids), and some never lose the behavior. Too many of us are more concerned about being liked than about correcting foolish behavior on the spot, and that is how the strong become controlled by the losers of the world. It’s because the strong are so damned weak and foolish.

    We have only ourselves to blame. Western society is becoming a version of Lord of the Flies because there are so few adults. The Baby Boomers wanted to be something like Peter Pan’s Lost Boys and never grow up. Their parents were too weak and confused to correct them properly. Now we’re on subsequent generations of children with children for parents. This is what we get.

    What was it that Kipling said?

    “And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!”

    He knew. Yeah; terror and slaughter. That’s what we get from being too nice (and too dumb), failing to correct abhorrent behavior.

  4. In reading the Gulag Archipelago, among the few amusing moments are the times Party faithful are swept up in purges and sent to Siberian slave labor camps. Their reactions vary from resolute certainty right up to their deaths that the “error” will be corrected, to realization that they brought this upon themselves with their support of Stalin.

    I suspect exactly the same range of reactions when the snowflakes are, in their turn, fed into the maw of the beast they have created.

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