There’s something to making levity of serious things. I think this is a more successful route to change than the hyper-serious SJW approach. Certainly with the shitestorm we’re living in Spain right now in Cataluña the only people helping are those bringing some levity, instead of the people throwing around heavy terms like justice, right to _____, etc. With Trump too the Democrats instead of taking him too seriously and having this pathetically boring Hillary approach might’ve taken a page from John Oliver or Colbert’s book and in doing so given people more a reason to vote, instead of basically none at all. (Through the whole dystopian nightmare of Trump, or through Spain’s crisis, the only people I’m interested in listening to really are the comedians who know to make light of things, this is an aside though, I’m rambling, I know.)
Anyways, we’re on a fucking football forum people, a little perspective. I mean, in Oli’s case I get the sense there’s some actual right-wing beliefs underpinning this stuff in which case it’s not really cool lol, but otherwise people should really get some thicker skin.
I said my bit about a wife beater being fit to give an opinion to piss people off and just to otherwise poke at the thin skin of others for the sake of it, but I actually genuinely believe it. There are plenty of people who have done horrible things whose opinions/work I’m interested in. There are people who have done things worse than wife beating (killing people) whose opinions I’m interested in. There are people like Roman Polanski or Woody Allen who have molested teenage girls or younger whose films I quite enjoy and whose opinions I would be far more interested in than anyone on this forum. There are no doubt people on this forum who haven’t done a single thing ‘wrong’ in my life whose opinion I have zero interest in. In fact, there are plenty of people who have done bad things or who actively do bad things whose music, film, books, athletic performances, etc. we consume on a daily basis. So relaxing a bit with the hypocrisy and the desire to preach your SJW beliefs at any chance wouldn’t go amiss.