The new epithet being used by anyone who doesn’t like how another person looks seems to be the word “terrorist.”
“A racist woman mistakes two Brazilians as Terrorists. While filming a YouTube comedy skit in front of a local airport, a racist woman stopped her vehicle on the side of the road and started calling my friend and I terrorists. Being that I’m an aspiring filmmaker, I pulled out my camera and started recording the incident. I served the U.S Air Force and I honestly never thought this would happen to me. It’s disgusting how ignorant and blind people are nowadays. People like her need to be shunned out of society, because that’s the mentality that keeps us from progressing. SHARE this, we need this negativity shunned!”
Yes, this woman is stupid, ignorant, and blatantly racist. But she is emblematic of a larger force we see taking hold across the country. From Donald Trump to Ted Cruz, suddenly it’s copacetic to just open one’s mouth and let loose with hateful, hurtful comments. As a writer, I am an absolutist on the First Amendment and freedom of speech, but as the old saying reminds us all:
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.”
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This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.