Nobody’s forcing you to be offended by the views of millionaires.

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It’s the Season of Unreason, which means Mass Stupidity is partying hard.

We’ve got enough going on in the world right now that a celebrity pulling one lever over another shouldn’t be one of them.

And yet.

Every time a famous person states a view or does something political, their fans who disagree with them take to social media to amplify their emotional frailty to millions of complete strangers. Whether it’s Joe Rogan saying in passing that he’ll probably vote for Bernie Sanders or J.K. Rowling tweeting that “people who menstruate” are called “women”, it’s not enough for emotionally stunted audiences to keep their hysteria to themselves or, even better, to simply not care that someone thinks differently than them — no, they have to announce their offense to the world, acting like shrill carnival barkers for a generation of bored bellyachers who have the fortitude of saltine crackers. …


Joe Garza

I cover art, culture, film, comedy, creativity, books, and more at https://medium.com/the-reckless-muse

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