Inspired: September 2015

“It is a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.”

David Harris

“Nobody has the right to not be offended. That right doesn’t exist in any declaration I have ever read.

If you are offended it is your problem, and frankly lots of things offend lots of people.

I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn’t occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don’t like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don’t like it, nobody is telling you to finish it.

To read a 600-page novel and then say that it has deeply offended you: well, you have done a lot of work to be offended.”

Salman Rushdie

Ernie: There’s someone at the door!

Bert: Go see who it is. And lock yourself out.

Sesame Street: Burt and Ernie Sing-Along

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