No, You Are Not a Good Person
No, You Are Not a Good Person
August 16, 2017
OK, we get it. You hate Nazis. White supremacists are trash. Racists are the world’s most noxious, collectivist filth. They are an odious cancer that needs to be eradicated from this earth.
We agree. There’s not much to disagree with there, unless you actually belong to the above set of diseased sewage, in which case, we cordially invite you to sodomize yourself with a cactus. Dipped in battery acid. Repeatedly.
But apparently just hating collectivist carrion is just not enough for some leftists. Unless you toe a very specific line, you are to be reviled, deprived of employment, threatened, and ultimately expelled from the society of “good people” the left aims to create. You are not a “good person” unless you use the absolute correct language to denounce exactly the people the left wants you to denounce. You are not a “good person” if you even mention the violence on the left in the same breath as you mention the violence on the right, let alone denounce it.
And, of course, it’s the left that gets to determine just what a “good person” is.
That’s a basket of NOPE, leftists. Being a speech fascist doesn’t make you a “good person,” and neither does dictating to others how they should show their outrage about the events of last weekend.
But that’s what the left does, and these people ardently believe it makes them good people to destroy lives, livelihoods, and reputations.
Well, I have to ardently disagree.
No, you are not a good person if you can’t see the difference between an AntiFa thug and a World War II veteran.
No, you are not a good person if you publish the name of someone who wasn’t even in Charlottesville last weekend because some fat, pasty neanderthal in a crowd bore a passing resemblance to said individual, publicizing an innocent man’s place of employment, his address and telephone number, causing him to receive threats, explain himself to his employer, and hide his family in fear for their safety.
No you are not a good person because you re-post a meme condemning Nazis on Facebook. We all hate Nazis. Get over yourself.
No, you are not a good person if you threaten a man’s livelihood and work to ruin his reputation as a well-regarded author for daring to point out that the extremist left and extremist right are opposite sides of the same coin and fruit of the same tree, and you’re definitely not a good person, but a noxious liar when you claim said man defended Nazis in Charlottesville when he very specifically condemned them.
No, you are not a good person if you passively-aggressively virtue signal your “goodness” by telling people to “unfriend” you on Facebook if they support a certain “side” or if they think a certain way. It makes you either too lazy to know who your “friends” are, or too chickenshit to delete them yourself for fear of them confronting you with questions.
No, you are not a good person if you call on your virtue signalling pals to shun an author in an effort to negatively impact her book sales and her livelihood and reputation, because she had the temerity to call for restraint when venting outrage on social media until all the facts come out.
No, you are not a good person if you mindlessly republish a man’s phone number identifying him as a Nazi depicted in a photo taken in Charlottesville last weekend without verifying who he is, and based on nothing but hearsay and unverified claims by sketchy prevaricators looking for a little revenge, because said man identified them publicly as valor thieves. Apologizing for being a moron and not verifying the truth is great, acting like an obtuse, reactionary bottom feeder and causing that man to receive middle of the night telephone calls and be threatened is not.
You are not a good person if you think innocent people who get caught up in your frothing zeal to punish wrongthink are justified collateral damage.
You are not a good person if you accuse an innocent person of being a neo-Nazi merely because they hit the “like” button on an article with which you disagree.
No, you are not a good person if you intolerantly claim that any person who happened to be present at the protests – even as a peaceful demonstrator or onlooker – deserves to be labeled a Nazi, even if they simply object to the removal of America’s history and don’t want said history forgotten. Because lying down with dogs or something…
No, you are not a good person if you take it upon yourself to destroy monuments, vandalize graves, or throw a petulant toddler fit as you kick a statue you didn’t and couldn’t create and that did not belong to you shortly after you’ve toppled it like a savage on a meth trip. But since you are apparently affiliated with slimy socialist scum, we wouldn’t expect you to understand the meaning of private property or the evil and malevolence of attacking others’ efforts.
No, you are not a good person if you believe in freedom of speech, but only for those with whom you agree.
And no, you are not a good person if you actively work to destroy your political opponents and their friends and families for merely holding different political views.
You are not a good person. You are bigoted, vengeful, petty scum that fits the mold of fascist as much as the racist, ignorant, slime you condemn.
Look in the mirror and have enough objectivity and common sense to see what you really are.
You are not a good person.
Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.
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