Tyranny of the Minority

This past week Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty made news for sharing his opinions in an interview for an upcoming article in GQ Magazine. I certainly don’t share all of Phil’s beliefs, but I certainly respect his opinion.  After-all, opinions are like assholes. We all have one.  Who is to say your opinion is better than mine or vice versa?

The squeaky wheel gets the grease in society.  Those who bark the loudest get fed quicker than others.  It has reached a point where anyone that shares their opinions in public may be shunned.  Why can’t people respect the opinion of others?  Further, what causes people to have their feelings hurt so easily?  It isn’t even a question of right or wrong.  Perception will always be reality.  We all have different perceptions on any given topic.  Our perception is also likely to change with the seasons.

Frankly, there are very few people that give a damn if you want to love someone of the same sex or worship Kermit the Frog.  It is NEVER anyone’s business what you do behind closed doors.  To a great extent, what you do in public is your business, as well.

On a similar note, there has been a lot of discussion about whether Santa Claus is white.  My IQ is lowered a couple of points every time things like this become talking points.  You shouldn’t feel the need to establish what race anyone is.   You are probably a racist if you care what race Santa, Jesus, and Superman were.

I’m not posting this to piss off any minority.  I love homos, spics, niggers, crackers, and little baby Lucifer alike.  I am only touching on these topics to remind anyone with a minority opinion to keep an open mind.  Everyone isn’t out to get you.  Everyone doesn’t hate your lifestyle.  Parents rarely side with their children on issues, but that doesn’t mean they love them any less.  We are all of God’s children and we are all in this together.  Keep an open mind and an open perspective when people share their opinions.  You don’t have to agree with them.  It is their constitutional right to have that opinion.  At the end of the day, freedom of speech is what originally made our country great.

  • “I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  • “Hypocrites get offended by the truth.” ~ Jess C. Scott
  • “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ~ George Washington

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