I have, it seems, exceeded my wildest dreams as a social media user: I am now considered a racial terrorist. No, I’m not joking and I found it amusing that I was mentioned in a list of just awful people (being facetious here). the mention comes from a comment on a friends blog that she happily tweeted out to us. It stems from a conversation several of us were having on Twitter concerning a writer for an unknown (to me at least) online publication that seemed to be attacking our mutual friend, Sarah Braasch, ad nauseam. If anyone here is still unfamiliar with Sarah’s story, just do a search on her name from my homepage. You can also look at SkepticReview for other blog posts concerning her situation.
Should the government, any government that claims to be for freedom of speech openly advocate for the opposite simply because they happen to dislike a person, consider them a racist and a bigot? Before anyone answers, think about it as it may apply to you. You speak out on a subject the government would rather you didn’t. Maybe you’ve been arrested for just openly advocating for what you believe is true. I’m not saying that people who incite violence on others should not be prosecuted, but what about those that just say that something, whatever it is, is evil?
I’m fairly certain I haven’t heard so much screeching about a possible Supreme Court nominee ever in my lifetime. The pending retirement of Justice Kennedy has the left so freaked out, its even inspired some of their allies in the media to predict the doom of America and the rollback of basic civil rights.
Do the vast majority of atheists and skeptics care what any of us say online? I don’t think so.
Well, it hasn’t even made it a week.