In an attempt to continue on with her beloved transphobic tirades (sans all those pesky consequences), J.K. Rowling, along with a bunch of other very serious academics and authors, has signed “a letter on justice and open debate” condemning cancel culture. It was published yesterday on the Harper’s Magazine website.
J.K. proudly tweeted a link to the open letter:
I was very proud to sign this letter in defence of a foundational principle of a liberal society: open debate and freedom of thought and speech.https://t.co/noh8VRHMyN
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 7, 2020
I tried reading the letter, but the damned thing was duller than the manual for my microwave. It’s clear they went to (my go-to) thesaurus.com, picked all the words longer than 4 syllables, and mushed ’em together. Here’s a little of it:
We uphold the value of robust and even caustic counter-speech from all quarters. But it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms.
Yep, that’s the way to change the minds of the masses. Alienate and confuse them!
Other signatories include Kevin Spacey, Johnny Depp, all the cops, and Stassi Schroeder. LOL NAW just JK-ing ya! The actual signatories (thanks for that word, thesaurus.com) include Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, Malcolm Gladwell, Gloria Steinem, Salman Rushdie, and 150 other writers and academics I’ve never heard of. What can I say? Unless they’re on a Bravo reality show, I’m simply not interested.
I’ll bet when these highbrow intellectual types realized they were being lumped in with J.K. Rowling’s transphobic ass, they were all like, “Egads! My once irreproachable reputation has been besmirched” A translation for my fellow simpletons: “Oh shit, I’m fucked!”