Sunday, July 12, 2015

This says it very well:

No, free speech does not end when it touches something that offends you, and you have no equivalent right to silence those who are insensitive to your feelings.

No, you have no right to feel safe.  You have no constitutional right. You have no moral right. You have no right at all.  You have a right not to be physically harmed, but your feelings, just like everyone else’s, are fair game for bruising.  No one says you have to suffer in silence. Don’t like how your Columbia professor uses classic literature that “triggers” your unsafe feelz? Go to Dartmouth. Don’t like how other people on the internets call you stupid? Don’t be stupid. Or turn off the computer. Or only click on links to cute kitteh pics.

Or just toughen up already, you special little snowflakes.  But neither you, nor Ali Jaffe, get to make up constitutional rights based upon how deeply you feel.  And the fact that Vice would publish such tripe is a disgrace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

moral offense in the media isn't hurt feelings, its a tactic of offensive censorship. Their concept of free speech is trimmed to fit their agenda, but you know that.
Such offense deserves only derision and ridicule, unfortunately the inmates are in charge of the asylum. One can only laugh it hurts too much to care.