Another confusion of free speech and consequence-free speech. He attacks Trump protesters like many others have by saying that they’re shutting down free speech, yet they’re also using their freedom of speech.
It feels like they’re just lamenting the loss of the bygone days when they thought people would listen to them when they spouted mansplaining things. It’s only that the consequences for not listening to them have disappeared as there’s a modicum more of equality and freedom in society now. Poor racist one-pecenters can’t hold the ears of the people who don’t like them because those people no longer fear them.
I’m not at all sure what you mean there? Do you have a couple examples?
Are you thinking of Marilyn Manson maybe? The Pumpkins had some pretty solid lyrics, and didn’t tend at ALL towards misogyny or -isms… rather mocking them really. Most of his songs are about shitty narccisist/borderline relationships and being drug addled and idealistic. I’ve heard just about all of them, and not one racial epithet comes to mind.
He seems to be oblivious to the fact that words have meaning and the words he can’t say all mean “I’m racist”. And announcing yourself as a racist has consequences. So it’s not “one word” – it’s the announcement that’s behind that word. If don’t want to announce yourself as a racist – whether you really are one or not – just avoid saying certain things. This is simple stuff, and I imagine this guy isn’t a total idiot. Not sure what he’s up to unless he really is just being an asshole for one reason or another.
Based on what I see in my family, my mom’s generation was taught not to say racists things in public as children but still grew up with older relatives that were pretty openly racist. Rather than learning that racism was bad, many seemed to have learned that racist language was reserved for old people. Now they’re getting old and just can’t understand why people are getting mad at them for saying things that their grandparents used to say.