“I do care that ‘truly marginal and deeply resentful fools’ get caught in the HRC web as much as I do the unsuspecting restaurant owner wanting to keep his doorway free of pot smoking loiterers.
“I don’t need to share their marginal views or resentment to defend their right not to be harrassed by a bureaucracy that defaults to ‘guilty until proven innocent’.
“Why? Because, it’s the truly resentful who are most likely to carry their frustrations beyond verbal release into murderous violence when backed into a corner, and doubly so when those doing the backing trade in provocateurism and injustice. When the unbalanced finally snap, it’s rarely the bureaucrat behind the machinery who endures their wrath — it’s the innocent at their workplace, or the police officer who pulls them over for speeding who finds themselves in the crosshairs.”
And don’t miss the original post that inspired Kate’s response.