Tim Minchin on prejudice (with Ed Sheeran because I’ve shared this one a million times but never with another person in it and it’s relevant but it needs to be made more interesting for those who’ve been exposed to it before) :
So I went ahead and got that out of the way early because I have something serious to say and nothing about it is funny.
Here we go.
If you are a white supremacist, a white nationalist, a fascist, or someone who wants to pretend that because your ignorance and hatred is intolerable those who preach tolerance but don’t tolerate your xenophobic vomit rhetoric are contradicting their own belief systems, please kindly fuck right off.
Unfriend me. Lose my number. If you see me on the street, pretend we’ve never met. You don’t get to be a Nazi and claim to love America. You don’t get to be white and claim to be oppressed.
You’re an exquisite fool, and someone I refuse to suffer. If you’re trying to tell my children that it’s okay to be hateful, believe me when I say that I will put you down. If you are trying to tell anyone that it’s okay to be hateful, you are wrong, morally. Your very existence in this world is wrong and abhorrent.
I refuse to acknowledge your right to say hateful things or teach hateful lessons. I refuse to acknowledge your entitlement to outrage that is based entirely in insecurity and absurd attempts to pervert logic and morality.
If you support the clowns that gathered to spout racist hate speech in Virginia, if you do anything but loudly denounce them, you can go ahead and fuck right off. We literally had a war over this.
It’s not okay to wear swastikas. It’s not okay to throw heils. It’s not okay to be what you are.
I hope that the hell you claim so hoarsely and unceasingly to believe in is real, because if I’m headed there, as you tell me I am, I will save you a warm rock because you are absolutely certain to be there too.
You don’t get to use the bible to legitimize your bigotry.
That’s it. I’m done.