David Cole writes:
In a perfect world, planes would have special quarantine areas for small children and “petty social justice organizers”…although, to be fair, as much as I don’t care for children, I would never advocate being cruel to them, and such a coupling would certainly constitute child abuse. Immediately upon strapping in (with seat-belt extenders, I’m assuming), Phillips began chronicling her seatmate’s racist aggressions, which included “flipping her hair” (apparently it’s racist for a white woman to have long hair), “fastening her seat belt” (which is mandatory when taking off, but still racist when the white woman did it), and “crossing her legs.” (…)
And here’s the ultimate irony: It is they who are an existential threat to us. Elliot Rodger, in “defending himself” against nonexistent threats, ended up becoming an actual threat to damn near the entire community of Isla Vista, and he literally ended the existence of six innocent human beings. And Amber Phillips, though not a murderous criminal like Rodger, has nevertheless falsely accused people of being rapists, and she’s tried to rally an online lynch mob against a white woman who “threatened” her by flipping her hair and buckling her seat belt. We are the ones who need protection from the perpetually “threatened.” And to an extent, we have it. The Second Amendment can protect us from murderers like Rodger, and the First Amendment can offer protection against a public shamer like Phillips.
Which is why the left is working so hard to remove both of those safeguards.