Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gavin McInnes: The U.S. of Shame, or Why Everything Offensive to Somebody Must be Banned from Public View

Gavin McInnes, writing at Taki's Magazine, notes how many flags, symbols and other paraphernalia should be banned like the Confederate flag, to avoid annoying the Perpetually Offended.  He writes:
A common refrain during all this controversy is that it’s no big deal and nobody’s banning the flag, they just want it relegated to museums where it won’t hurt anybody’s feelings. They said the same thing about Pamela Geller. Why bother having an art contest if it’s going to make people mad? Well, because capitulating to the perpetually offended is a thankless task that never ends.
Black people in America are far from spoiled English girls, but the culture of shame has the same effect no matter who it touches. Capitulation leads to more capitulation until you simply cease to be.
History is written by the victors, and they tell me the Civil War was all about the racist South refusing to abolish slavery. I’m sure this has some truth to it, but it appears that the South just didn’t like being told what to do. I think Lincoln made the war about slavery as a PR stunt and it was really about secession.
Read it all here.

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