Today’s Cringe-O-Vision: “You guys value freedom more than safety”

Here is an American woman in Hong Kong lecturing protesters.

You guys value freedom more than safety.  Do we agree?  OK, look, I think safety is more important than freedom.  If you have a safe environment you can communicate.

 


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15 thoughts on “Today’s Cringe-O-Vision: “You guys value freedom more than safety””

  1. Not to reveal my internal misogyny or anything, but I kind of agree with Ann Coulter when she says that women shouldn’t vote. We are too emotional and valuing safety over freedom is a very feminine reaction.

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  2. I’m totally confused by this.  What is going on, why is the speaker chipping pieces off the wall, what are the Chinese people yelling, and mostly, what point is the American trying to make?

    If it’s that nobody is “free” if the streets are so unsafe that you can’t keave your house, that’s pretty incontrovertible.  But why is she so worked up about it?   Do you know any context?

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  3. Yes, it’s absurd. That said, can you please link me to context? Hyp seems to be able to at least view a video, but try as I might, I can’t find a link.

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  4. At one point she says, “violence breeds violence. Find me one case where violence led to a solution.”

    How about the American Revolution?

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  5. Vance:
    At one point she says, “violence breeds violence. Find me one case where violence led to a solution.”

    How about the American Revolution?

    I hate when people say that kinda thing, like “Terrorists never win.”  In fact, yuh, they do, all the time.  Not  only our revolution ,but the French, the Russian.  Of course when they succeed, they are no longer called “terrorists”.

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  6. Vance:
    At one point she says, “violence breeds violence. Find me one case where violence led to a solution.”

    How about the American Revolution?

    Here’s Robert A. Heinlein from Starship Troopers:

    Anyone who clings to the historically untrue — and thoroughly immoral — doctrine that “violence never settles anything” I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.

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  7. Roxie:
    That said, can you please link me to context? Hyp seems to be able to at least view a video, but try as I might, I can’t find a link.

    The video is embedded in a tweet, which is embedded in the post.  The video should appear and play; at least it does for me.  Usually, if a tweet embeds a video, I can find it on YouTube and embed it directly, but this one points to a Twitter server which WordPress will not embed in a post.

    I know of no context for this.  There is no story on the Washington Examiner Web site which appears to correspond to it.  The Examiner is a legitimate news outlet, not a flaky Web site, so I presume the sourcing is legitimate, but beyond that I know nothing about it.

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  8. Mate De:
    Not to reveal my internal misogyny or anything, but I kind of agree with Ann Coulter when she says that women shouldn’t vote. We are too emotional and valuing safety over freedom is a very feminine reaction.

    I’m reporting you to the authorities of the Church of Woke for your heresy. There is no difference between men and womyn.

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  9. drlorentz:

    Mate De:
    Not to reveal my internal misogyny or anything, but I kind of agree with Ann Coulter when she says that women shouldn’t vote. We are too emotional and valuing safety over freedom is a very feminine reaction.

    I’m reporting you to the authorities of the Church of Woke for your heresy. There is no difference between men and womyn.

    Too late. I’ve already been excommunicated by The high priestess AOC

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  10. Mate De:

    drlorentz:

    Mate De:
    Not to reveal my internal misogyny or anything, but I kind of agree with Ann Coulter when she says that women shouldn’t vote. We are too emotional and valuing safety over freedom is a very feminine reaction.

    I’m reporting you to the authorities of the Church of Woke for your heresy. There is no difference between men and womyn.

    Too late. I’ve already been excommunicated by The high priestess AOC

    So you are an ex-commie, Mate D?

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  11. 10 Cents:

    Mate De:

    drlorentz:

    Mate De:
    Not to reveal my internal misogyny or anything, but I kind of agree with Ann Coulter when she says that women shouldn’t vote. We are too emotional and valuing safety over freedom is a very feminine reaction.

    I’m reporting you to the authorities of the Church of Woke for your heresy. There is no difference between men and womyn.

    Too late. I’ve already been excommunicated by The high priestess AOC

    So you are an ex-commie, Mate D?

    Whoops!!! Didn’t mean to reveal that.

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  12. Mate De:

    10 Cents:

    Mate De:

    drlorentz:

    Mate De:
    Not to reveal my internal misogyny or anything, but I kind of agree with Ann Coulter when she says that women shouldn’t vote. We are too emotional and valuing safety over freedom is a very feminine reaction.

    I’m reporting you to the authorities of the Church of Woke for your heresy. There is no difference between men and womyn.

    Too late. I’ve already been excommunicated by The high priestess AOC

    So you are an ex-commie, Mate D?

    Whoops!!! Didn’t mean to reveal that.

    It’s short for excommunication.

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