By Erick Erickson
You know, I’m really damn tired of all the people running around making other people extremely uncomfortable then screaming about their rights and privileges when called out. If you want to go around making people uncomfortable, you’ve got the problem, not the rest of us.
It all starts with Mike Enzi who has enraged the BLT&GQ community by declaring a simple fact. If a guy walks into a bar in Wyoming wearing a tutu, he’s probably going to get punched. Enzi said the person would deserve it, which he apologized for, and the guy would not deserve it. But it is probably going to happen and yes, the dude wearing the tutu shoulders some of the responsibility. He should have known better.
And spare me the tirade about Matthew Shepherd.
I know liberals in their coastal bubbles of homogenized whiteness and skinny jeans think everyone else has to think like them — not does, but has to — but the reality is we don’t. We are a culturally heterogeneous nation with diverse cultural norms. If a guy walks into a bar in Wyoming wearing make up and a tutu, he’s probably going to be asked to leave, if not picked on or punched. If you don’t like that, don’t go to a bar in Wyoming wearing a tutu. It really is that simple. This is not a justification of violence, but let’s not kid ourselves that there won’t be an expectation of violence, however unjustified.
If you want to keep pushing boundaries and making people uncomfortable, don’t be surprised when people try desperately to revert to cultural norms.
For Pete’s sake, that’s what we are seeing on the left right now. They are shocked and horrified that their neighbors secretly voted for Donald Trump because they had convinced themselves that everyone agreed with them. Now they are lashing out to try to revert to their comfort state of denial. The violence is wrong, but the protests are understandable. Their world has been shattered and they’re going to double down like the guy who throws the punch in the bar in Wyoming.
Now the latest outrage is a mom who decided to openly breast feed in church. While I have no problem with a mother doing this, a lot of people do. It is why even freaking Obamacare demanded businesses have lactation rooms where women could breastfeed in private.
But what does this mom do? Instead of realizing she was making a church full of people uncomfortable, she ran to the internet to shame the church. Lady, you are not a victim. You are just rude and inconsiderate of others. And now you’re going to lawyer up against a church? The rest of the congregants have a right not to be made uncomfortable by one self-centered mother.
People, I couldn’t care less that some of you are offended by this. But the in your face desires of people, mostly on the left but also the open carry idiots in Texas, to make everyone else uncomfortable as they seize on “rights” is an unnecessary afront to common decency where good mannered people try to avoid making everyone else uncomfortable and putting others in awkward situations.
If you want to breastfeed in public, go to a different chuch.
If you want to wear a tutu in a bar, go to San Francisco.
But stop your bitching that others have to go along with your “rights.” Get over yourself.