As someone who now makes the majority of his living online, I’m exposed to internet culture far more than most. And there’s on argument I’ve seen more often that who’d win in a fight between Superman and Batman, the issue of free speech. I wanted to make my position on this issue clear, fuck free speech, or at least the idea of it I’ve seen online.
If you’re clicking this to see the actual pictures, fuck you, they’re not here and I’m not linking to them, but at the moment they’re easier to find online than Nigerian princes and wang enhancement pills, so, yeah, Google that shit. What I’m instead doing is explaining why the pictures themselves highlight something bad about society today.
This piece isn’t aiming to slate One Direction, henceforth shortened to OD, because it’s not in my nature to take the cheap easy shots unless I’m in a nightclub. This is more about how fans of the band are actually dangerous for society as a whole, confused, read on.
I’ve never really liked doing topical things, since I like my work to have a timeless quality to it, like afros. Which is why I will only be using the recent, Aurora Colorado shootings as a framing device, you can easily replace Colorado with any other tragic event. If you’d like to read a piece of work about it, I highly recommend this piece by Kathy Benjamin. If you want to read why it’s events like this that prove we’re all awful people, read on.