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Welp, all this is a bit disheartening to me … in the sense that we should be celebrating this morning!
Joke or no, I thought the original article was a bit over the top and waded into ‘poor taste’ territory. But hey, opinions are like assholes … everybody’s got ’em.
That said, if the author truly had no reservations about what they had written when hitting the ‘Publish’ button, then I wish the original article had stayed up. It’s perfectly fine for one’s enjoyment to be another’s grand offense – and vice versa. It’s also perfectly fine for everyone to express their views and opinions on a subject. That’s called freedom of effing speech.
We all come across things we don’t like – every stinking day. How awful would the world be for everyone else if it was catered to meet one individual’s ideals of right, wrong, worthy, and unworthy? So, you saw something you didn’t like and were offended – ok, speak your piece and move on. Maybe your words will have an impact on the author or others … but it’s you who crosses a line when you start talking about what can and can’t be allowed.
If our emotions are never stirred to the extremes at times then we’re not human. Deny people their right to words and art and we truly trap ourselves in our safe little HWSNBN daytight compartments. Someone mentioned how they thought JimmyV would be ashamed – I couldn’t disagree more. ‘Everyday – laugh, think, cry’. If someone else’s words or actions moved you to those emotional states then so be it.
If you were offended, speak for yourself – like I did. Spare everyone the moral indignation of lumping everyone into one train of thought and belief – yours.