Poor, silenced conservatives. It must be dreadfully hard to experience the kind of oppression that involves people disagreeing with your ideas.

For of course, this is what truly plagues people like Hanson and Bolt and the chorus line of similarly prominent and privileged mouthpieces who share their paranoia about a diminishing relevance in the world. When your Uncle Kev laments that “you’re not allowed to say anything anymore,” what he really means is that it’s not fair that people can tell him he’s wrong or offensive or racist or any other number of things that he most definitely is but feels aggrieved to labelled as.

Clementine Ford on “silencing“.