The New York Times is getting worried about the wave of persecution that it has done so much to create.
They recently did a pity piece on poor little Justine Sacco
Justine Sacco is a good progressive. She has no enemies to the left, no friends to the right. She had a good progressive job with a good progressive company. She had a good progressive family. One fine day she twittered
“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”
Ten thousand progressives mobilized in outraged horror. She lost her job. Her family disowned her, and she was deeply, deeply ashamed. Whenever anyone told her that her tweet was OK because whites seldom get AIDS, was as outraged as anyone.
Meanwhile I had sometime earlier posted that
The Red Cross donation form is way too long. Could cut it down to one line “Are you a member of an official victim group? If so, we don’t want your filthy AIDS infested blood”
with no reaction other than some moron arguing that sodomy was just as bad if a white person does it.
Among my many possibly controversial posts:
Slavery was good for most blacks, segregation was good for blacks, we should have different laws for blacks and whites, we should restore slavery for problem people – and most such problem people would be black.
Very few rape accusations are real, very few rape convictions are just.
Cuckoldry is worse for men than rape is for women, therefore we should deal with heterosexual sex offenses on the old testament model as property rights violations against the owner of the woman.
To the best of my recollection, the only time I got a substantial hostile reaction was when I very politely opined that sex change operations usually left the victim in uncanny valley between male and female, hence the high suicide rate. Perhaps had I added that such perverts make me want to chuck, would have gotten away with it. In my subsequent post on the topic, was careful to emphasize the horror inducing characteristics of intersexuals.
The mob that the New York Times has unleashed is attracted to the smell of fear and weakness. Phil Robertson stands up to them, and it blows over. The victims usually issue confessions of their crimes and apologies for their crimes, as if they are about to face torture and the gulag – because they have been selected for the propensity to break down easily.
I think the Phil Robertson incident led to a general feeling “Let us not try shaming people who live in the middle of nowhere”. People who live on the revolving door are vulnerable to all sorts of consequences, and so the mob jumps in, hoping to apply those consequences. If you work in PR, extra vulnerable crunchy target.