The recent Twitter frenzy about mobs ganging up on persons with whom they disagree, and the many instances of lives and jobs being taken away by prissy, offended minorities who want to regulate speech they disagree with, has caused me to join the chorus of voices calling attention to the hypocrisy of the so called thought police. You are not the sole repository of wisdom, you smug, self entitled speech terrorists. Your triggered intransigence is counter to everything our forefathers fought for, and I will fight you with all that I am and have. You remind me of a famous Martin Niemoller quote. He was the German theologian who summed up the Nazi conquest of Germany, in these words:
“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
If you don’t speak up because the speech police haven’t yet come for you, you will most certainly find yourself in their sights, sooner or later.