Being offended on social media

Stephen Fry on being offended, 1800x900Part and parcel with the whole Leftist “hate speech” narrative is the notion that anyone who is offended by an idea, or by an opinion, should be listened to, to the extent that the person who voiced the “offensive” idea must be silenced or somehow dealt with.

This neo-fascist notion of silencing anyone who you disagree with falls mainly within the orbit of Leftists and Multiculturalists. It is no coincidence that it is mainly opponents of Leftism and Multiculturalism who are the victims of being silenced by corporations or governments for the “crime” of speaking their minds.

Leftists commonly use the “I’m offended” card as a silencing tactic, whether in the workplace, during social discourse, or on social media. Some social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter are notorious for suspending or banning accounts which are deemed to be have broken the rules of “politically correctness”, however ill-defined those rules may be — indeed, having a broad definition of what is a bannable offence enables the widespread banning of people who don’t toe the Leftist line.

Thousands of patriots, loyal to their land and supportive of a traditional way of life, have been suspended or banned from social media platforms run by Leftists, often for “offences” they didn’t know they were even committing. Sometimes the social media companies won’t even tell people what they’ve been banned for.

These social media companies often outsource customer relations drudge work to Third World countries, so as to save money on wages. However, this means that if someone posts something critical about Islam, and a Leftist or Multiculturalist flags the post as “offensive”, then the case may be decided by a fundamentalist Muslim in Morocco — it shouldn’t be too hard to guess how that situation is going to turn out for the critic of Islam.

Patriots being suspended for 30 days is relatively a commonplace event. With a permanent ban, people not only lose access to the platform, but all of their postings can be deleted — i.e. the company can delete not just the posting deemed “offensive”, but every single posting ever made, turning the victim into an “unperson” (shades of Orwell’s 1984).

Perhaps the motto of Facebook and Twitter should be:

“Just toe the line, and you’ll be fine;
Be loyal to your land, you’ll be banned.”

There are some rare Multiculturalists who don’t agree with the current semi-fascistic state of affairs. For example: Stephen Fry, as a homosexual of Jewish ethnicity, is a keen supporter of the Multiculturalist ideology, but not slavishly so.

Fry once stated:

“It’s now very common to hear people say, ‘I’m rather offended by that’, as if that gives them certain rights. …It’s no more than a whine. …It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. ‘I’m offended by that’. Well, so fucking what?”

From his statement, one may assume that Stephen Fry supports free speech; although, whether he extends the concept of freedom of speech to racial loyalists is another question (a quite interesting question, perhaps). If the assumption that he supports free speech is correct (and it might not be) then presumably Fry thinks that people who are against homosexuality, who oppose Israel, or who are critical of non-White immigration, should have the freedom to speak their minds, even if he disagrees with them (in the tradition of Voltaire). Either way, his quote is worth noting.

People everywhere need to combat the “I’m offended” narrative, whether in social situations, in the workplace, or online. Saying “I’m offended” isn’t just about someone expressing their viewpoint; it is invariably linked to the notion that the “offender” must be stopped from voicing his or her opinion. “You’re offended? So what? Everyone is entitled to voice their opinion. Get a life and stop whinging.”

Political Correctness is Leftist social fascism — and it needs to be stopped.

David Smith, I saw hate in a graveyard – Stephen Fry, The Guardian, 5 June 2005

Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry – Blasphemy [2006], RationalStabs (YouTube account) [“Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry at the 2006 Guardian Hay Festival”] (see 33.30-33.51 min.)

See also:
Susie Cagle, No, you don’t have free speech online, Pacific Standard, 10 June 2015

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