Monday, April 23, 2012

Stephen Fry on being offended, plus Penn & Teller

'It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so fucking what?' —Stephen Fry

Bonus Penn & Teller:

A note for new visitors: I'm not a right-libertarian. My politics are left-libertarian, aka libertarian socialist. I'll always be amazed that since the 1960s, so many leftists have abandoned free speech and so many conservatives have embraced it.