Yes, Walt Disney World in Orlando opened to the public again this past weekend–the same weekend the state of Florida announced a record 15,300 new cases of Covid-19 in a single day. Who is going to Disney World in the midst of a raging pandemic? You can call it stupid, you might even call it sociopathic, but I guess even when there’s a killer pandemic, you just gotta get your Dole Whip on.
If you don’t get it, here’s a good place to start.
I would consider myself a free speech absolutist, but I rarely use that term because most “free speech absolutists” don’t actually care about free speech — what they want is to stop hearing criticism from others for the things they say, which is the opposite of free speech.
When you are a worldwide celebrity with more money than god, accusing everyday Twitter users of “canceling” you — and worse, quote-tweeting them so your legions of fans will descend on them with death threats and harassment — is not defending your own free speech. It’s silencing others.
In less than two months, at least 68 people have driven into crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters. Summer Taylor was killed in one of the most recent events, in Seattle, but that was by no means an isolated incident. Just hours after her death, a Seattle cop posted a Facebook meme, “All Lives Splatter,” that’s been popping up increasingly among police and (other) white supremacists.
The definition of terrorism is to attack an individual or a small group of people with the intention of “sending a message” and intimidating others like them.
Hard to see these attacks as anything other than terrorism.