Another Break from Character
I considered writing this in character, but given the situation, I felt coming out of character was the best way to express my thoughts.
Today is November 11, known here in the America as Veterans Day and in other countries as Armistice Day and still others as Remembrance Day.
Today is the day that we remember those who fought and those who have given their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have. It is because of those brave people that we are able to speak freely, live freely and enjoy a life without oppression.
It makes me sick that on today of all days Chance (or Craig, but I’m leaning more towards Chance, since it is his name on the Wiki and Youtube comments) would choose to attack the free speech of his dissenters. Then when they respond, to threaten some more:
if i see another something pop up, your asses are mine. I’ve identified you all one by one and i do have your personal info and i can and will have the authorities contact you. if you’re waiting to hear from a lawyer, don’t hold your breath. I have screen shots of every single thing already and you don’t wanna go to war with me.
The people we remember today are the reason we can voice our opinions without fear. If you do not have the freedom of speech, even harmless words can get you into trouble. Just ask Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, who targeted her because she was an outspoken supporter of education for females; or the man in Great Britain who was arrested for burning a poppy today (for those who don’t know, the Poppy is the symbol of veterans remembrance, it has its origins in John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders’ Field” written during World War One)
There is a reason why the First Amendment of the United States’ Constitution protects Free Speech, this was of the utmost importance to the Founding Fathers; the first of a long line of people who risked their lives so that we can enjoy countless freedoms today.
But no, Chance doesn’t care about that. All he cares about is that HE is getting “harassed” and “ridiculed” and having HIS “privacy violated” (which is ironic from someone who is co-founder of a site whose sole purpose is to post the private information and images of people, who in turn get legitimately harassed by the creeps of the dark corner of the internet)
This is despicable on any day, but today most especially .
So I have but two things to say:
1) to our Veterans living and deceased: thank you for your commitment and sacrifices to protect our freedoms
2) to Chance Trahan (and Craig Brittian)…I’ll let George Takei say what I’m feeling