|Snowflake Erick Erickson wants everybody to look and act like|
him because those who don't are so icky that it weirds him out
It turns out that he finds people who are obviously different, especially gay people who don't dress and act like he wants them to, are totally icky and he Just. Can't. Stand. It.
Why can't people look and act like he wants them to? Why does he have to suffer through the torture of seeing guys who aren't as macho as he is? Why can't everybody just make him happy like he deserves? Or something.
This all started when, last week, Republican Senator Mike Enzi spoke to a group of middle and high school students in Wyoming and one of the students asked what he was doing to impro e the life of the LGBT community in Wyoming.
Part of Enzi's response was this:
"In Wyoming, you can be just about anything you want to be, as long as you don't push it in somebody's face."
Then he went on: "I know a guy who wears a tutu and goes to bars on Friday night and is always surprised that he gets in fights. Well, he kind of asks for it. That's the way he winds up with that kind of problem."
No, the problem is solved when, if you see a guy in a bar wearing a tutu and you don't like that fact, you ignore said guy in the tutu.
To Enzi's credit, he apologized for the inartful comments and called the guy who wears the tutu, who reports they had a productive conversation.
Well, pundit Erickson was NOT happy with Enzi's apology.
He responded by writing a column titled, "You Will Get Punched and Others Have Rights Too."
Erickson's column collapses in its very first paragraph, which is:
"You know, I'm really damn tired of all the people running around making other people extremely uncomfortable then screaming about their rights and priveges when called out. If you want to go around making people uncomfortable, you've got the problem, not the the rest of us."
Um, actually, you've got the problem Erick! If you fall apart because some guy is wearing a tutu in the same room as you, that makes you a total snowflake.
And you're the worst narcissist ever. It's not everybody else's job to make you comfortable and happy. You're not the center of the friggin' universe.
Again, the solution is so, so easy: Ignore the people you don't like. You don't get to punch people who you believe are aesthetically displeasing.
Erickson goes on:
"I know liberals in the coastal bubbles of homogenized whiteness and skinny jeans think everyone has to be think like them - not does, but has to - but the reality is we don't. We are a culurally heterogeneous nation with diverse cultural norms."
Um, since when does anybody think you have to like their point of view and their skinny jeans. Nobody is making you do anything, Erick. You get to think what you want. And if skinny jeans give you the vapors, they you're really a wimp.
Erickson demands in his column that everybody he thinks are icky should "get over themselves." No, Erick, you need to get over yourself.
You don't get to dictate how others look and act. Just like me or anybody else has no right to demand that you act or look a certain way.
Sure, we can criticize you, and you can criticize anyone you want.
But don't go around justifying beating up people you think are weird.
Frankly, Erick, I think you're weird, but I don't want to beat you up and I don't want anybody else to, either.