After finding this rather distasteful meme belittling Caitlyn Jenner, I decided to fix it with a little reality check:
There was yet another incident of Jenner belittling using the military’s courage that also went viral to over 3/4th of a million people:
And of course it got the usual mindless ‘Amen’ agreements, but when Coffey then asked people to post pictures of courage, a couple stood out to me:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? I agree. Josh Scroggins posted him after a few of military and rescue people. But to put MLK on here is to say that courage came from speaking out against oppression even though you were threatened and oppressed.
You know. Like transgendered people are. Constantly. Just a few memes you can pass around saying so, since we’re all memeing here.
But the other one that was posted wasn’t in irony at all. It came from this woman, and you just know it made the heads of the Ameners explode:
That’s a Muslim woman. What do Muslims have to face in America? Phoenix, Arizona is a recent example.
Thankfully RawStory reports that Coffey learned a valuable lesson in assuming courage. It seems that he loved the success his meme had, thrust so well through the haters on the web, that he felt the need to find who took the photo he used and credit them.
And he learned that….. well, I’ll let him tell you what he learned:
Yes. It does. It makes you think. That’s why this has only been shared by 252 people rather than the ¾ths of a million people. Because they didn’t want to think. They just wanted to mindlessly hate.
Lesson learned? I’m guessing not by anyone except Coffey alone.
– posted at Tumblr