The world is full of people, it seems, who don’t want to be offended. Well that’s tough, isn’t it?
Got this email from someone called ‘Alex’ about a post I wrote weeks ago about Radio Maryja, the uber-Catholic radio station, infamous for its anti-Semite nationalism and other weirdosims. The email was entitled: Please remove the ‘The Polish Taliban’ post. The body of the email said:
‘Please remove the ‘Polish taliban’..best regards…’
I like the ‘please’ and the ‘best regards’…but the rest of the seven word email is ridiculous. I wrote back to him saying:
‘Why should I remove the Polish Taliban? If you do not like the opinion expressed in that post, then tough.
Do you honestly think that freedom of speech can be interrupted by people like you, who obviously do not like free speech?
I think it is about time you grew up. Life is full of opinions you don't like. Same with me. I don't like your opinion. ‘
I mean… can you honestly imagine writing to a web site asking them to remove something that you find offensive? I would be doing nothing else 24/7!
Have we become that vulnerable that words hurt us so badly?