Friday, January 1, 2016

Resist the Social Justice Warriors

For John, BLUFA new year, but the same old fight—for freedom.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

The Instapundit serves up a link to a Breitbart column by Reporter and Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, "Coming 2016:  All-Out War On So-Called ‘Social Justice’".  Warning, some language (and photos) are not safe for passing around at the dinner table with Granny or with her Grandchildren.

Here is the lede plus one:

In 2016, battle lines will be drawn. On one side, people of all colours, genders and orientations are rallying around the flag of freedom of speech.  On the other, a nasty set of authoritarians are rallying around a flag that identifies as a flag only on Mondays, uses they/them pronouns and will try to get you fired or expelled from school if you forget it.

Let me explain.  In 2015, I saw the seeds of a movement begin to sprout.  Across the internet, and even in fear-gripped halls on campuses, young people began to stand up and challenge the humourless, divisive, identity-obsessed elites that have taken over our cultural discourse.  People of seemingly disparate interests and politics — gamers, pundits, metalheads, comic book and science fiction fans, atheists, Catholics, conservatives, libertarians and even many disaffected liberals — came together to agree on only one thing:  art and culture should be left alone.

And there you have it, a call to arms against those who are easily offended.  In fact, the easily offended remind me of reading about Germany in the 1930s, where, if you didn't offer up the Hitler Salute as a greeting on some street corner folks would come by and help you understand.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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