Today I have been accused of.
Being a Nazi, a racist, a homophobe, a transphobe, a drooling moron, an idiot, stupid, a bigot, a coward, and a few others I don’t recall.
I’ve also been told it’s OK to attack, insult, belittle, and beat anyone like me simply because I don’t care if what I do offends them. I’ve been told words hurt far more than I could know and beating me with a bike chain is justifiable. I’ve been told to stop doing things out of respect for other people,
Why all of this? Well, keyboard warriors are very tough within their safe space behind a computer screen.
Freedom of expression extends beyond what you like, it also includes what I like. I can disagree with another person, even if I hate what they believe without stooping to insults. If I see something I don’t like, I walk past. If I hear something I don’t agree with, I change the stations. I don’t demand the world change to suit my weakness. I don’t have weakness because I exercise my rights.
All of this because some people have given a simple red hat a lot of power. And they wonder why Trump won.