Oh for fucks sake grow up and grow a set. No one is taking your freedoms away, all that’s changing is that now, you have to face consequences for your bullshit. It’s rather ironic that you try to call people like me snowflakes but here you are crying about not being able to use racial slurs anymore?
Try being a Punk, in Virginia, in the 90’s.
You think that the fucking Rednecks and Frat Boys didn’t constantly try to “cancel” me? I got “canceled” every day by my family, bosses, girls parents etc. But the thing is, I was a Punk and that’s all there was to it. I was rebellious as a small child and learned real fast that staying true to myself was going to mean that I got my ass kicked on a pretty regular basis in some form or fashion.
The thing is, I stuck to my guns and stayed liberal, I didn’t fall into the peer pressure trap and become an ignorant racist like oh so many people I went to school with. I’d be more than willing to bet that I went to school with a few who showed up in DC last Jan.
Your logic is….wait wha?
Okay, so let me get this straight? You want to insult a certain demographic and yet you’re somehow shocked that said demographic isn’t pleased by this and no longer wants to do business with you? And you’re shocked that their friends support them and stop doing business with you as well? What the fuck did you think would happen?
No one is saying that you can’t be a hateful bigot, that’s your right. And guess what, all of your bigot friends who think and act like you (maybe think is a strong word) can all support each other. Meanwhile, the rest of us will go on just fine without you.
No matter what, you’re going to piss off someone.
I learned this the hard way at a very young age. There have been plenty of times that I’ve pissed off random people because of my stance or something as innocent as the way I phrased something. The simple fact is that there are a whole lot of people who really have nothing to do other than look for a reason to get upset and feel special.
There’s a difference between when I’m intentionally being an asshole and when people misinterpret my work. There are those who simply want to fight and will twist your words around to fit their agenda. This is just part of the game.
Sleep well my friends….
At the end of the day, you’re the one who has to deal with what’s in your head. If you really think that your behavior is acceptable, continue. If you can look yourself in the mirror and justify the hate, that’s on you. The sad fact is that most of you can’t. You can huff and puff but most of you who are bitching about this are unable to really take a personal inventory because somewhere beneath all the bullshit is the core of you who knows it’s wrong, you know your logic is flawed and can’t stand up to critical reasoning.
The rest of us? Yeah, we’re sick of your shit and are going to continue to hold you accountable. Meanwhile, we’re going to do our best to work together despite our differences and find common ground so that we can move forward.