My last post got deleted, many many tears. So here’s the readers digest version.

This happened on twitter:

Then this happened on facebook:

Then this happened:

Then this:

And then he defriended me. lol

Moral of the story:

We’re not wrong when we speak out against people who threaten our civil rights. Too often organizations form and operate to oppress a group of people, and nothing is done. But when the group they seek to oppress speaks against them or takes action, they are labeled as the ones in the wrong, as the oppressive ones.  And if you do nothing in the name of “fairness,” well, I’ll leave you with a quote.

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.  If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”  ~Bishop Desmond Tutu

Oh, and being rude gets you no where. If I already disagree with you, being rude and superior will only make me more inclined to do so.

-Jen

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~ by prettyprogressive on 08/20/2010.

2 Responses to “My last post got deleted, many many tears. So here’s the readers digest version.”

  1. http://www.getreligion.org/?p=39888

    http://www.americanhumanist.org/news/details/2009-10-humanist-billboard-vandalized-in-moscow-idaho

    I can see where your “unfriend” was coming from because I was pretty frustrated reading those stories. However I don’t know that I call this an offence against freedom of speech. Those who disagree with the message are just as welcome to have their say so as those who thought to put the message up in the first place. A business competing against another doesn’t disrupt free enterprise, its kind of the point. By this token someone speaking out in disagreement doesn’t disrupt freedom of speech… thats kind of the point.

  2. The first Amendment says CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW blah blah blah. People who bitch about non-governmental entities supposedly violating the first Amendment are both stupid and wrong. And should actually, you know, READ the bill of rights instead of using it as a wrapper for whatever misguided crap they’re going on about.

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