Date: October 04, 2017
“Government, religion, and the media are still major obstacles to healthy sexual expression. But now social media and an extraordinary meanness in public discourse has led to a dangerous self-censorship. People loudly criticize things they haven’t actually read, lying about them across cyberspace. The words “I disagree” have been replaced with forceful insults (“misogynist,” “rape apologist”), attempts to get people censured or fired (Laura Kipnis, John McAdams, Trent Bertrand), and violent action to prevent people from speaking in public.
As a lifelong “liberal” it breaks my heart to say this, but more of us need to: “liberals” and “progressives” are making it harder and harder to write about things that matter. While I want my writing and speaking to have an impact, I don’t want to risk aggressive pickets and physical threats just for the privilege of expressing myself. I’ve (warily) lectured in Communist Vietnam, mainland China, and the old Soviet Union; it shouldn’t be scary like that here in the U.S.”
It’s one of the oldest social wars that wont go away…It’s plagued us as a species…
The dirty little secret is…if they can control your sexuality…they can control you.
One of the primary reasons why those of us who continue to fight back get so much venom, murder threats, and the like…is because we are no longer fully controlled by them…
…We refuse, and deny, their purported authority.
…We identify them, for the aggressors and terrorists they factually are.
People like that, don’t like having a spotlight shown back on themselves.
When the masses can clearly see the many faults of these aggressors…it takes away the illusion, that these aggressors possess the moral high ground.
…It exposes their own morally bankrupt beliefs, practices and agendas…
…It makes it harder for the terrorists, when everybody else can see them for what they are.