Stephen Fry on political correctness and self censorship

Politically correct tolerance, multiculturalism and feminism is destroying society from the inside out. This coddling of people in the media and in schools/colleges needs to stop, life is hard and bad shit happens and you have to learn how to deal with it and not let it rule you. It is not society’s responsibility to protect anyone’s hurt feelings. Our individual feelings do not matter in the larger scale of things. There are 7 billion people in the world, if we do something based off of one person’s feelings then where does it stop? Who gets to decide whose feelings we can hurt or not. Or what types of feelings or ideas we can and cannot allow based of a single person’s feelings?

The entire Social Justice Warriors movement has a very strong focus on removing substance from schools/media/etc based on it possibly being upsetting to an individual. To say it is absurd that people would ask schools or colleges to remove content based on their feelings when that is literally happening and being asked for on a daily basis all around the world is very misguided.  It’s important to talk about social issues we face, and it’s important to avoid taboos in order to have open debates. No matter what you say, someone will take offense, so you can’t have people’s feelings dictate what constitutes “correct” opinions and topics when having a debate.


Stephen Fry’s words in the video wasn’t even cold yet, but it has already been taken out of context by a bunch of click bait websites for the consumption of the Social Justice Warrior outrage crowd. And you seem to miss the point, his whole argument can pretty much be summed up like this: While traumatic experiences can indeed be traumatic, having people who can’t handle being exposed to conversations or works depicting those traumatic experiences dictate what others can and can’t watch, consume or talk about can have tremendous and dangerous consequences for society as whole.  The problem with Stephen Fry is that he’s a free thinker and they absolutely hate people like him for obvious reasons.

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2 Responses to Stephen Fry on political correctness and self censorship

  1. Libertarian Geek says:

    I adore Stephen Fry. I wish there were more people like him.

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