Today I noted that a professional football player was fined for tweeting some free speech regarding an openly gay football player selected in the draft who kissed his boyfriend on national tv.
You see it's ok to kiss your boyfriend on national television- that speech is protected. But if you object to men kissing other men on the lips and tweet about it...well that speech is not protected. http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/12/us/michael-sam-nfl-kiss-reaction/
You cannot make this shit up. There is a part of me that is very grateful I am in my 50's and that I don't have to put up with another 50 years of this bullshit from the free speech nazis.
The speech nazis of course, are free to pick and choose who gets free speech and who does not. If you are black you can say "nigger or nigga" but if you are white- that is off limits. The first amendment they will say, only protects free speech where the government is concerned. Therefore any consequences you suffer- as they humiliate you, banish you from NBA team ownership, or fine you- is perfectly acceptable. There are consequences they say- consequences which they arbitrarily assign as they DECIDE who is entitled to their brand of free speech and who is not.
Free speech you see- is available only to the nazis. They will determine what you can say and what you cannot say.
That is mob rule in action.That is also precisely what the founding fathers sought to avoid when creating a Republic which protects the rights of the minority.
Oh yea, the humor part. You'll like this.
Mel Brooks recently stated that his best film in his opinion,
“Blazing Saddles” could not even be made today because of the political
correctness craze which has grown exponentially during recent years. The
NFL draft which was held this past weekend reminded me of a joke which
I’m sure will put the biggest bullies in America, “the political
correctness police” into a frenzy. It goes like this.
The Washington Redskins are changing their name because of all the
negativity, shame, humiliation, dissent, polarity, adversity, defiance,
hatred, animosity, contempt, discrimination, division, violence,
counter-productivity, ill-spirit, un-Godliness, and hostility associated
with their name. From now on they will be known simply as the Redskins.