“I feel muzzled, and a lot of other people do as well. There is a climate of bullying, a climate of intransigent thought police which is highly influential in the sense that it suppresses people like me.”
This poor multimillionaire with millions of supporters is bullied and suppressed, people. And yet! He bravely keeps right on talking. On his book tour. To media outlets all over the world. And on Twitter:
“I don’t take back anything that I’ve said,” Dawkins said… “I would not say it again, however, because I am now accustomed to being misunderstood… ”
Misunderstood! Somehow, we have gotten the professional communicator all wrong!
“He stands by everything he has said — including comments that one form of rape or pedophilia is “worse” than another, and that a drunken woman who is raped might be responsible for her fate.”
Oh. Wait, what? It sure seems like we understood him perfectly…but that cannot be! He says so himself! Oooh, I know: maybe this is some of that “11th-dimensional chess” I’ve heard so much about, and he is actually WINNING FEMINISM by brilliantly deploying the same discredited rape culture tropes that have plagued sexual assault victims for millennia.
Yes. That must be it.