On the Offensive

“But that’s treating people differently! That’s not equal!”

“falls apart when you remember (as so many of us are forced to all the time) that all people are not in equal positions of power”

Classical liberalism against its offspring, left-liberalism. Conservatives won’t ever grasp it, and can’t ever grasp it, not even intellectually. “Colorblind” Conservatism simply depends on charging people with “hypocrisy”.

Spider Circus (and other stories)

If you’re an activist with access to the Internet, then at least once a day – generally more often than that – you’ll come across comments such as these:

“You’re just looking for reasons to be offended.”

“Everything is going to offend someone.

“Stop being so sensitive, this isn’t even offensive – it’s just a joke.”

You’ll probably also see one of these two popular quotes:


Or a blunter offering from Ricky Gervais:


The implications of all of the above statements are clear. Getting upset about something simply because it’s ‘offensive’ is ludicrous. Haven’t you got better things to be worrying about? If the worst thing that happens to you today is that you get offended, then honey, you’ve got an easy life.

There’s an obvious problem with this attitude, namely that it is not okay to police another person’s reaction to anything. Yes, people telling ‘offensive’ jokes have…

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