Home of the Brave? Not Anymore

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In case you missed it last month, a national survey by the Cato Institute found that 62% of all Americans are afraid to say what they believe.


Some 52% of Democrats, 59% of independents, and a whopping 77% of Republicans are afraid to let their opinions be known, for fear that they’ll lose their jobs, lose promotion, lose their friends, get sued, etc., etc.

The only group not afraid to air their political opinions is “strong liberals” (58%). Well, why should they be afraid? What university, what bank, what nooze media, what social media is going to chide you for being Far Left Crazy?

Fifty percent of libs say persons who donate to President Donald Trump should be fired from their jobs. Thirty-six percent of conservatives say Biden donors should be canned. Personally, I think Biden donors should at least have their heads examined, and maybe get an exorcism while they’re at it. But it seems not only unjust but even outre to strip someone of his livelihood because you don’t agree with his politics.

We know the Democrats are out to get us, out to erase every freedom but the freedom to fornicate, out to throw you into jail for such inanities as “misgendering” or “climate change denial.” It looks like their extremism is getting contagious. Well, that’s not so surprising, is it?

This could get a lot worse before it gets better.

Twitter Will Help You Shut Up

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Twitter plans to introduce a new feature that will warn you off using “harmful language,” so you can censor yourself before they do it for you (https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/05/06/twitter-will-now-warn-you-if-you-are-about-to-post-wrongthink/). Isn’t that nice of them?

Sometimes, explains a Twitter executive, “when things get heated, you may say things you don’t mean.” Uh-huh. “We’re trying to encourage people to rethink their behavior.”

Who do these people think they are? Do they have any idea, any dim little ghost of an idea, what pompous self-important schmendricks they are? What little tinpot fascists they are? They’re gonna save us from ourselves, by cracky!

No! Go away! Out, damned spot!

We need saving from those pinheads who want to save us.

Censoring Ourselves

Butter Maiden Mia Isn't Racist [PHIL-OSOPHY]

“Mia the Butter Maiden” has graced the boxes of Land O’ Lakes Butter since 1928, almost a hundred years. But enjoy this image while we’ve got it, because it has just been censored to oblivion.

Yes, here we go, censoring ourselves again. We are told the image of Mia is “racist” and “sexist”–yeah, yeah, like what isn’t, these days? We are told the image is redolent of “sex trafficking.” And so Land O’ Lakes caves, lest some liberal killjoy slaps them with a lawsuit.

If that image bothered you that much, you probably need a psychiatrist.

But this is not the only now-forbidden packaging. For many years, Bigelow’s “Plantation Mint” tea (with real spearmint!) has been my favorite tea, set aside for enjoyment on the weekends. Here, take a look at the box while you still can.

Bigelow Plantation Mint Tea Bags - 20ct : Target

Because now it’s gonna be “Perfectly Mint.” This, says the company, “better reflects the perfect blend of American grown mint and tea.” Honk if you believe that.

You can’t say “plantation” anymore because of slavery, because even just seeing the word will trigger the most abject misery imaginable. We’re going to need more psychiatrists.

Really! Are people’s lives so cushy, so uneventful, that they go to pieces over trivia? Are we so lacking in real problems, that these ridiculous problems will just have to do? There is no more slavery (although there are still tea plantations). Well, okay, there’s still slavery throughout the Third World, but whose fault is that? And try as I might, I just can’t see how the innocent little Butter Maiden promotes sex trafficking.

Are we ever going to learn to ignore Social Justice crybabies?