I can’t believe we, as a society, have gotten to such a point of idiocy where this simple concept needed defending:
You should protect yourself.
I mean, holy shit! How did we produce an entire generation of SJWs (social justice warriors) thinking self-preservation is wrong?!
I’d love to stick my hand in flames. It’d look awesome! But until someone invents heatless flames, I’m not going to go around demanding flames to not burn me. I’ll simply not stick my hand in flames.
I’d love to tell that gigantic dude from yesterday with biceps twice the size of my thigh, “Stop blasting your music on a tram!” But I didn’t. I know I have the right to do so. But my rights are not going to stop my bones from breaking.
Should we look into inventing flames that can cook our meals and light our porches, but will never burn us? Of course!
Should we educate people that intimidation and violence are not proper responses to peaceful criticisms? Of course!
But none of that means we can go around acting like they have already been accomplished. That’s just stupid.
My personal favorite from these past few weeks happened on Reddit. Several dozens of SJWs were brigading a poor guy for saying women in Cologne on NYE should avoid areas with large congregations of men.
My God, those SJWs were pissed! “Women have the right to go wherever they please!” “You want women to change?! You are victim blaming!” “Men like you are why women live in fear!”
Here’s what those SJWs were really advocating for: When you go out to an event where everyone is drunk, do absolutely nothing to protect yourself, despite that:
- People do crazy and aggressive things when they are drunk; and
- Last year in Cologne on NYE over a thousand women were sexually assaulted by, you guessed it, large congregations of men.
Do those SJWs also walk across roads blindly when the pedestrian signal is green for them?
I hope so.