Friday, March 10, 2017

Just. Shut. Up.: Hoops. Free speech. Personal decency.

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The editorial staff here at The Gumbo Blog global headquarters has voted to initiate a new initiative to be known as "Just.Shut.Up."

We were inspired by this post on Instapundit by Stephen Green.
OH SHUT UP: White College Women Told to Stop Wearing Hoop Earrings Because It’s ‘Racist.’ There are of course smarter arguments to be made than “Oh shut up.” But since “Everything is racist!” is a non-argument to force other people to shut up, why bother?
Stephen Green also posts on his own blog named VodkaPundit. He named it that because he wanted "something reminiscent of Instapundit, but dumber."

You have to read a lot of blogs to make any sense of this. One of the things you learn reading a lot of blogs is that you can just steal stuff from other bloggers willy-nilly, although it's nice to attribute, which, as you observe, I've done here.

So here we go with two more entries. Thanks, Stephen!

“My pulse raced and my blood pressure spiked when I realized that Donald Trump would be president. I felt afraid.” Trump’s victory, he adds, is “a repudiation of everything that universities stand for: free speech, open inquiry, inclusion, and civility; reason, and the relentless pursuit of truth and wisdom.”

Just.Shut.Up Eric Klineberg, professor of sociology at New York University.

“We have to find a way to bring simple, personal decency and trust back to our politics.”

Just. Shut. Up. Bill Clinton.

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