Ex.: Rosie O’Donnell, who perpetuates the prevailing wisdom that gays need to be protected, defended and patronized. We’re not all victims, and asking for that kind of treatment will lead to a state of perpetual dissatisfcation. And lots of feuds.
- Letterman: “It’s not okay for you to say unfunny jokes where the bottom line is, ‘Isn’t Rosie a dyke?'”
Is she not? What else is off-limits?
- Trump: “I remember during his tirade about me [a few years ago], I was expecting the National Organization for Women to say, “It’s not okay for you to do this.” But they didn’t. So then I figured, this go-round, I will be my own National Organization for Women. It’s not okay — it’s not okay.”
Deputizing yourself as the arbiter of okay is a feature shared by would-be fascists. Decide for yourself what’s acceptable but don’t expect the world to follow your rules.
Here’s a simple maxim: If you’re more offended than one of the professional indignation councils, you’re a tad hypersensitive.
And you sure as hell aren’t a role model.
- Rosie O’Donnell No Holds Barred HuffPost Interview (huffingtonpost.com)