Pamela Geller
Photo of Pamela Geller, American political activist and commentator
presently under fire for provoking a 3 May 2015 terror attack at her
“Draw Mahammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.

Copyright 2011 Pamela Geller. This file is licensed under the Creative
Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Rule #1: Avoid gratuitous offense to the deeply held beliefs of those who have shown themselves committed to being civil in the face of the profoundest of insults.

    Why? Because their willingness to suffer for the sake of civil discourse makes a compelling claim on one’s conscience.

    The bullying of these people is arguably more malicious than the bullying of children because the former do not necessarily turn the other cheek simply because they are helpless.

    Example of such people: Christians.

Rule #2: Reserve the right to knowingly offend the deeply held beliefs of those who have shown themselves committed to heinous responses to the unavoidable slights inherent to a pluralistic culture.

    Why? Because good sense demands exposure, at a time and place of one’s choosing, those who are unwilling to suffer any offense for the sake of civil discourse, and instead, choose terror over persuasion.

    The bullying of these people is categorically impossible because they are the quintessential bullies.

    Example of such people: Devotees of primitive Islam.

Application of Rules:

    Example: Pamela Geller. See Rule #2. It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.


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