That old saying about sticks and stones breaking bones but words never harming us has effectively been turned on its head in Post-America.

Stated differently, tweets like the above are the natural outgrowth of a culture in which hypothetical threats like global warming or The Great Books are treated as existential, while actual threats to life and limb like say a nuclearized Iran or armed protestors are either ignored or whitewashed if they do not serve a political narrative.

Exit question: Will we see this tweet from the LA Times in the future? “Hundreds arrested in Gaza raid, but no violence other than thousands of rockets lobbed at Israelis?”

H/T: Instapundit.


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