“One sign of a good mass hysteria is that it sounds bonkers to anyone who is not experiencing it.”
According to ESPN, no one with a Lee last name is safe:
ESPN Pulls Announcer Robert Lee from UVa game because name similar to Robert E. Lee. ESPN “collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding.”
Robert, of the Virginia Lees?
ESPN’s Robert Lee, 2017, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, circa 1850,
Laugh all you may, but this is a very serious matter, and no mere mass hysteria: A friend commented on Facebook (emphasis added),
ESPN knows it is ridiculous, preposterous, and risible. They did it anyway. Consider what this means, because it means something other than ordinary corporate buffoonery. There are few things men and organzations seek to avoid more than ridicule: social ostracism is quite literally death on a developmental level. We are hard-wired to avoid it. We dread it. We flee it. So when, as now, one group of men embraces it against all expectation and nature, we must ask why, because we are witnessing the working of a superior power.
This is the dreadful achievement of the social-justice movement: the creation of a self-terrorizing society, submitting without the need for positive enforcement by the rulers. It is a perfected totalitarianism, and if we treat it as a joke, they will laugh last.
Self-censoring, self-terrorizing. This is how it starts.
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