Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Outrage Culture is Becoming Mainstream Culture

“The biggest threat to free speech is that WE are actively silencing OURSELVES, not that the government is silencing us….The outrage machine will just dull us all down to the point where we won’t share ANY original thought because we won’t want to deal with the repercussions.

You think I’m being alarmist here? Well, do we seem more politically correct or less politically correct than 5 years ago? What about 10 years ago? Do you find yourself censoring yourself more or less now than even last year? Who is forcing you to censor yourself? Is it the government? I don’t think so.

And guess what, this creep of stifling speech for fear of being ostracized isn’t going to magically reverse itself: we have to pro-actively fight it. And we should have started this a long time ago.”     

Through A Feminist Lens