Turtle Rock is a gaming company that recently fired lowly employee Josh Olin for writing on Twitter, “Here’s an unpopular opinion: Donald Sterling has the right as an American to be an old bigot in the security of his own home. He’s a victim.” Turtle Rock, panicking that people would be offended, then did the modern-day equivalent of putting Olin in a pillory for public punishment. “The comments made by our former community manager,” they tweeted, “stand in stark contrast to our values as a game development studio. We sincerely apologize for his remarks and in no way endorse or support those views.”
So Turtle Rock openly acknowledged they do not support the views that Americans have the right to say whatever they want in their own homes.
In Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the state whose motto is “Live Free or Die,” Police Commissioner Bob Copeland believed he was free to say what he wanted, and now he’s being aggressively pressured to resign. In a private conversation that some nosey twat overheard, he referred to President Obama as a “f*****g n****r.” Now his public life, and very likely his private life as well, is coming to ruin.
Attorney General Eric Holder tells us that although the hasty rush to judgment and disproportionately harsh discipline of those who dare to speak freely are happy things, America must not forget that black people have to endure much greater tribulation than just being offended. “These outbursts of bigotry, while deplorable, are not the true markers of the struggle that still must be waged, or the work that still needs to be done, because the greatest threats do not announce themselves in screaming headlines. They are more subtle. They cut deeper.”
He is the top law-enforcement officer in the entire nation. He gives speeches at podiums in front of adoring audiences. He’s a member of the protected race, the ones who are shielded from experiencing any real adversity in this country. It must be quite the “struggle” to be black! Say one word against his kind and you’ll be terminated from your job, publicly shamed, made an example of, and then cast into obscurity.
The First Amendment needs a drastic revision to better reflect the realities of modern America. Here’s my suggestion for an opener: “Thinking about causing offense to a black person? Get ready to kiss your privileged life goodbye, white boy.”