Women with pink hats and signs begin to gather early and are set to make their voices heard on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. Organizers of the Women's March on Washington expect more than 200,000 people to attend the gathering. Other protests are expected in other U.S. cities. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Spare Me Your Self-Righteous Indignation. You Know It Is True.

Media Matters has gotten its panties in a wad over this post from earlier about men in bars wearing tutus. Please spare me your outrage because you know I am right.

There are parts of your city where you know if you go you will probably be the victim of crime.

There are parts of this country where if you were to go into a bar wearing a red “Make America Great Again” cap, you’d more likely than not get punched.

There are parts of this country where if you are a guy and you go into a bar wearing a tutu, you’d more likely than not get punched.

It doesn’t excuse the punch. It is not right. But let’s not pretend it would not happen. For goodness sakes, liberals in Oregon are threatening to punch Republicans merely for being in a parade. We all know if the doctor on the United jet had been a Trump supporter, many of the people currently outraged would be flying United as much as possible in a show of support.

Your outrage is partisan because you know I am right. You know the place in your city where you shouldn’t go to avoid being a victim. You know there are parts of the country where your politics could get you harmed. You know it is not right. But deep down, you also know if you exercised some responsibility, good manners, and common sense you wouldn’t have anything to worry about.

We live in a fallen world and in a society in rapid civic decline. Stop pretending otherwise.

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