Liberals have decided that being offended trumps logic, fact and every other argument that anyone can make. If it were up to liberals, we would not have free speech because too many people say things that contradict liberal ideas. So, they may not be able to put you in jail for believing that you can’t change genders or that it’s not smart to send gay men who may be sexually interested in teenagers out into the woods with them overnight as scout masters, but they can use a variety of different tactics to silence you.
Outrage is one of those tactics because again, according to
liberals, the second someone is outraged, the debate is over and they’ve won
(Of course that only applies to liberals. If conservatives are offended by
something, that doesn’t count.)
Of course, liberals love to use whatever they’re outraged
about today as an excuse for government action or to gin up their base, but at
the most fundamental level, liberal outrage is all about shutting up everyone
who doesn’t agree with liberals.
That’s the ultimate form of censorship. When
you’re so scared that you might offend a liberal that you censor yourself. When
you don’t wear the prom dress you want to wear. When you don’t make the joke.
You don’t say anything that might make a liberal angry because you don’t want
to deal with formal charges or 5,000 outraged liberals on Twitter that feel justified
in calling you the worst names you’ve ever heard of because their widdle
feelings are hurt.
You can give in to their bullying if you like, but down that
road lies a new liberal vision of totalitarianism where the bad guys win not
because they deserve to or because they have guns pointed at your head, but
because people are too afraid to speak the truth. For your sake, for the sake
of your kids and for the sake of your country, don’t let liberal outrage
determine what you can and cannot say.
- John Hawkins