Jilara (jilara) wrote,
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Whatcha gonna do when they come for you...

Freedom fries... It started with that. It's not quite as odious and offensive as "girlcott" or other travesties of etymology, but it still rubs me the wrong way. And I found myself imagining a response to "you want Freedom fries with that" and saying I don't want anything to do with politically correct renamed commodities. The counter clerk's eyes narrow. "You unAmerican?" No, I believe in what real freedom means. He's already dialing the tip line to the gov...

Think I'm exagerating? Ask the store owner in Berkeley who had a humorous sign "Weapons of mass decoration." He had his store vandalized.

Sooner or later, I'm going to say what I really think about some of the current mindset, at the wrong place and time, and probably get harrassed, abused, or whatever. I'm prepared for it.

Oh, and one man's stupid is another man's terrorism, nowadays. The latest is some stupid kid was brandishing a toy gun at school. He was charged with "making a terrorist threat." Yes, I can see where all this is going, and it's a rather chilling direction.
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