Sometimes we get an interesting look into the minds of the radicals. I limit my exposure to their rantings, but in preparing for Tech at Night posts, I have to read some of it, unfortunately.
I ran into a hilarious juxtaposition of articles at the Daily Dot today, that highlighted the racism bubbling beneath the surface in the Social Justice left.
First we have this post, dated August 27, 9:48am, calling for “speech codes” after some Trumpettes bravely beat up on a sleeping man because of the color of his skin. Daily Dot’s response is to criminalize Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign speeches. Including in the rant was this paragraph:
In contrast, speaking out against hate speech can be a powerful act, and it’s been a powerful tool in the case against Roosh V., an American pickup artist infamous for his stance that rape should be legalized in the privacy of one’s home. Toronto Mayor John Tory recently opposed an event Roosh V. was speaking at in the city, while an online petition sought to block his entry into the country citing his views as “hate speech.” “It’s a form of equality protection,” attorney David Matas told the CBC.
Note that “Roosh V.” isn’t someone I’d call a great guy, but he opposes feminism, so Daily Dot hates him. He also has light skin, so they probably consider him “privileged,” even though he’s the son of Armenian and Iranian immigrants.
This all sounds straightforward though: Daily Dot is coming out against freedom of speech, and wants to put people in prison for stating their beliefs, when those beliefs are not orthodox left-wing views. Only, that’s not quite the case. A little over an hour later, Daily Dot started complaining about the UK’s speech codes, because they were being used against a rapper with dark skin:
The majority of the controversy around Tyler the Creator’s offensive lyrics stems from a 2009 mixtape called Bastard that was written when he was a teenager. On a particularly song called “Blow,” he raps from the perspective of a guy who rapes and murders a woman. But according to Rap Genius, which examines the meaning behind rap lyrics, the song is about a serial killer—not Tyler’s actual desires or actions.
Got it? Glorifying rape shouldn’t be considered hate speech worthy of banning, if you’re a rapper. But if you’re an anti-feminist comedian, then making a satirical proposal to end rape by legalizing it on private property (an actual joke told by Roosh V.), should be illegal.
Never take anything the radicals say at face value. They will always demand tolerance when in weakness, but never will tolerate you when in strength. Just ask any Christian baker or clerk in America today.
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