[ExI] offending people
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 17:21:30 UTC 2016
Today the claim that somebody offended you is used as a justification for
violent action, including state action, or in other words, claiming victim
status has been weaponized.
That's an interesting way of putting it. It does seem that many want a new
right - not to be offended. The pc speech Ivy League thing for instance,
which interestingly enough was today refuted by the U of Chicago, which
says that there will be no safety places or warnings, etc. Good for them!
Maybe people feel hemmed in, closed in on, being pushed out. Christians,
blacks, Hispanics, LGBT,and so on. Some are valid and maybe some are not.
I hear people warning against being taken over by Hispanics or atheists.
Well, people, the world changes and your group may indeed be left behind if
you don't move with it. Or, gulp, learn tolerance.
To me the main problem is that for many, the threshold for being offended
is so low that one would have to tiptoe around them for fear of offending,
especially if that person has a paranoid streak, which seems all too common
is what I read in the news.
Do keep in mind that many who get the public eye and ear and Facebook Likes
are radicals and Chicken Littles: neurotic, borderline, paranoid,
On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 12:13 PM, William Flynn Wallace <
> foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I read today a quote said to be libertarian and never heard of it:
>> Offense cannot be given, only taken.
>> Y'all heard of that one? Not sure what makes it libertarian, except
>> possibly that it leaves people to say what they want and blame being
>> offended on the victim. I endorse it, though. Some are constantly
>> offended, revealing weak egos and self-regard.
> ### This statement is open to diverse interpretations. A more clearly
> libertarian statement in this vein would be "Feeling offended does not
> confer new rights". Today the claim that somebody offended you is used as a
> justification for violent action, including state action, or in other
> words, claiming victim status has been weaponized.
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