Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Ponderance

Hmmmmmmm. I wonder if all those individuals and organizations who are so very, very concerned with their freedom of speech and general First Amendment rights when it comes to harassing women on the street or being allowed to express their oh-so-important racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic/fatphobic/ableist OPINIONS without having to worry about the specter of criticism - I wonder if those people are in an absolute rage over what's happening in Ferguson.

All of you who are quivering in your boots about the "chilling" of free speech, how do you feel about the governor of Missouri declaring a state of emergency so that he can immediately summon the national guard? Or the 1,000 cops trained to handle Ferguson protesters? Or the dozens of Homeland Security vehicles hidden close to the town? All in case Darren Wilson isn't indicted and people decide to exercise their First Amendment right to protest? Don't you think that a massive militarized army of police hovering over the area is intimidating, to say the least? I would think such a thing would have a chilling effect on free speech.

So even though this isn't happening on a college campus, the people of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education must be straight up shitting themselves from pure outrage right now. Right? Am I right? I'm sure.

Animated gif of Mr. Bean in the passenger seat of a car as someone else drives, waving his middle finger at everyone and smiling as though he thinks it's a friendly gesture

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