The left absolutely loves claiming they feel unsafe anytime they see something they don’t like.
So, in case you haven’t been following political crap (god I need a new hobby), author Joanne K Rowling recently came out against the transgender cult, basically claiming that being a woman is far more than just one’s genitals and that no, transwomen are not women (transmen are not men either).
The left absolutely lost their damn minds over that. One Harry Potter fansite even scrubbed her name and all references to her from their site, because some tranny freak might feel unsafe.
A few days ago, a British magazine called Harper’s Magazine published a letter decrying cancel culture, and a bunch of leftists, including Ms. Rowling, signed it. You can read the letter here.
First of all, let me say that this letter, or petition, or whatever, is complete bullshit and is also quite late. The author of this letter spent quite a lot of time blaming “cancel culture” on President Trump and his supporters. Um, no. “Cancel culture” is entirely a creation of the left, who are the only people in the West that could actually enforce it. “Cancel culture” has been primarily a weapon used by the left to punish people that disagree with them. Not just people that think differently than they do – it is used as a weapon against anyone that dares to disagree with even the smallest or inconsequential thing they’ve said.
For example, a leftist could say that pistachio ice cream is the best thing on Earth. A random person – not even someone on the political spectrum at all – could say that pistachio ice cream is completely gross. This simple disagreement is enough for that leftist to doxx the random person and get them fired from their job.
You think I am exaggerating. I am not. Leftists routinely do this, so God forbid you disagree with them on anything.
The letter, predictably, garnered a backlash from the left, because they just hate it when someone points out their hateful tactics. Some of the people on the letter are like, “oh my god, please remove my name from it because of transphobes like Salman Rushdie and Jesse Singal and JK Rowling!!!”
Speaking of Jesse Singal, he’s written a fairly decent article for Reason.com outlining that the ridiculous reaction to the letter is why it was necessary in the first place:
Cancel Culture I’m not usually a fan of the saying “a hit dog will holler,” which basically boils down to “if someone responds angrily to an accusation, they are probably guilty.” Sometimes, when someone is unfairly attacked or wrongly accused, they respond to it with vitriol or other intense emotion-it’s only natural.
The following prompted me to make this post:
“Then, finally, there’s Emily VanDerWerff, a critic at large for Vox who happens to be trans. One of her colleagues, Matt Yglesias, signed the letter, and VanDerWerff didn’t like the letter, so she did the only reasonable, adult thing: She sent him a quick DM asking if they could talk the matter over.
Kidding! She publicly announced that she had reported Yglesias to his editors for signing the letter. She posted a version of the note on Twitter, and in it she claims the letter was “signed by prominent anti-trans voices” and contains “many dog whistles toward anti-trans positions.” “Dog whistles” used to mean something like coded, racist appeals of the sort Richard Nixon employed but has more recently, on Twitter at least, taken a definition closer to referring to an accusation I don’t want to provide evidence for. That Yglesias signed a document with such signatories and dog whistles “makes me feel less safe at Vox,” she wrote.”
First of all, Emily VanDerWerff is clearly a man, so that’s how I will refer to him. You cannot change your gender nor can you change your biological sex. The quote “makes me feel less safe at Vox” prompted this entire post.
This stupid phrase, “(x) makes me feel unsafe” pisses me off SO much.
Just exactly HOW the hell would the presence of Matt Yglesias make this freakshow feel “unsafe”? All he did was sign a letter Mr. Emily clearly didn’t agree with. So? What does he think Yglesias is going to do to him? All because he signed a freaking letter?
The left does this all the time. Someone in their midst does something they disagree with or don’t like, and that person must be canceled because they “feel unsafe.”
This tactic is diabolical, to say the least. It preys on the emotions of other people and plays to their desire to “protect” the “oppressed”.
Here’s an example I found online, called “Marquette Threatens to Cancel Acceptance of Conservative Student” in which an outspoken girl makes a pro-Trump post to TikTok. Some bleeding-heart leftist named Erin Cook saw the post and reported it to the dean of the college. Then, of course, this ugly hag waged jihad on the poor girl, because how dare someone support President Trump! Erin Cook, ugly hag, compiles all of the girl’s “offenses” in a PDF document, posts a link to it in her Instagram bio, and includes the following in the document:
“These comments create and perpetuate an unsafe space for the LGBTQ community, first generation students, and Dreamers at Marquette. . . . The University can and should make it their priority to ensure students (specifically LGBTQ , immigrants, first gen [sic], and POC) feel safe, valued and appreciated on campus.”
Yep, there’s that word, “safe”. I went ahead and bolded the key phrases, because I’m helpful like that.
The student’s admission to that shitty college was revoked, obviously, because leftists are fragile snowflakes. That didn’t stop them from stalking and harassing the student and having the utter nerve to celebrate this by going “free speech has consequences.” I hate that phrase too because it seems that only right-wingers are ever made to endure the “consequences” of their God-given rights, yet these scumbags can stalk and harass a person simply because their politics are different.
“People on the “woke” hard-left seem so self-righteous about their monopoly over Truth (with a capital T) that many of them apparently see no reason to allow dissenting, politically incorrect, views to be expressed. Such incorrect views, they claim, make them feel “unsafe.” They can feel safe only if views they share are allowed to be expressed. Feeling unsafe is the new trigger word for demanding censorship.”
Allow me to make something crystal clear: I don’t give a shit if my opinions make you feel “unsafe”. It is not my responsibility to ensure your safety. If mere opinions make you feel “unsafe” then you are obviously insane and should be locked up in a mental institution…FOR LIFE.
Oh, and Freepers, I was nice in my post on Bethany Morrow’s jihad against white authors, and removed the naughty words, but I’m not going to be censored by you either. I don’t care if my words look unprofessional, and I don’t care if you find them distasteful. We’re in a war, and I have neither the time nor the patience to play patty-cake with anyone. So you can continue to be the raging losers you are with your precious clean speech and stay the fuck over at FreeRepublic.com if you can’t handle weapons of war.
As for the actual Harper’s letter…as I said, too late. The Covington Catholic school situation would have been the perfect time for such a letter to be publicized, but it wasn’t. The people being “cancelled” in that situation were KIDS. That should have been a line a hell of a lot of leftists should have refused to cross, but nope…no letter from Harper’s or any of the other people on that letter.
No, it wasn’t until Joanne Rowling was threatened with cancellation that they suddenly started giving a shit. Now, to Joanne’s credit, she hasn’t backed down from criticizing the transgender cult, but she’s still a lousy leftist who only cares about herself. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was influential in getting this letter written and published in the first place.
The “letter” would probably make fine toilet paper, but I’d have to print it out, and I have better uses for the ink in my printer. Their words are hollow and worthless, and the only thing that letter is good for is laughing at how the left’s eating each other.