God bless the management at World Net Daily for having the editorial fortitude to grant disgraced steroid-shooting, gay-hating, poor-people-bashing, Jan-Brewer-lusting John Rocker a column. There are just too many metaphors, too many active verbs, running loose out there. Somebody, a hero—John Rocker—needs to collect them all every couple of weeks, the way the rest of us sweep our floors.
And so, in a column titled “The Myth of Free Speech,” J-Rock comes takes on “media”—his lack of article, not mine—for curtailing free speech, “our first and perhaps most important freedom”:
Technically, as our Founding Fathers intended, we are all given the undeniable right to voice our thoughts and opinions freely without fear of scorn and/or ridicule derived from non-agreement. I supposedly have the same right to express myself as you do. In a perfect world, my rights should be no different from yours. I’m quite certain that given the current stage of the world’s social climate, however, anyone ascribing to the ridiculous notion that our world is perfect is kidding himself. Our “perfect” world was replaced many moons ago by the defective reality in which we are all forced to reside – and one of the most blatant areas to view the erosion of perfection is seen in the lack of ability many in this great country have to speak freely without fear of chastisement.
Why is J-Rock having a sad? Because Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy is totally being persecuted for his beliefs. And lest you think “persecuted” is too strong of a word:
Let’s face it, some have the ability to wage verbal holocaust and go virtually unscathed in the court of public opinion, while similar thoughts or opinions voiced by one whose existence does not grant them immunity will most likely be subjected to scorn and public rebuke from all sides until penance has supposedly been paid.
Tell you what: if it’s a word that belongs in an article about the oppression of white males, it’s “holocaust.” (Also, holocaust, the word, not the event, means “sacrifice by fire,” so even if you take out the historical connotations, “verbal holocaust” makes no sense; don’t worry, Fitzgerald got it wrong The Great Gatsby, so you’re in fine company.) Anyway, Rocker’s got metaphors to mix, at least until some homo takes away his right to do that, too:
Undoubtedly, the conservative, heterosexual, white male gets and most likely will continue to get the proverbial short end of the stick when it comes to speaking freely. Those who fall into this unfortunate category had better watch their backsides with both eyes when discussing any topic with a script of politically correct verbiage that must be followed.
You hear him, media? Backside, both eyes!
Media have an obligation to report without the inclusion of bias, not to use their public forum to promote a social or political agenda when words are spoken they deem to be inappropriate and have come from someone to whom they have not granted asylum.
But Rocker is free to use his column—Excuse me, Rocker is free to use column to push whatever political agenda he wants.
To comprehend why a group would band together at a certain level against an individual or group who does not share the same ideals is to understand basic human nature. To have media and politicos incite such sanctions, however, on the basis of differing opinions, is quite another.
I know, for a second I thought he was talking about homophobia. He’s not.
Does he end by quoting Voltaire? You know he does.