Since I don’t have anything especially prosaic to say this July 4th, I refer you to Michael Higgins’ list of the nine biggest threats to our freedom.
According to Michael, one of the biggest threats to freedom is celebrity date rape:
Every other week it seems we hear of a story of some women who claims she was raped by a celebrity. It gets down to her word against his. She cannot prove that she did not willingly accept sex – so he walks.
The thing about celebrities is that hordes of women want to have sex with them, so they simply assume that whenever a woman is with them they want sex. The celebrity lives in a world with completely different rules then regular people. I can’t imagine hordes of women wanting desperately to have sex with me.
(To be fair to Michael, he says the “story repeats itself – without celebrity – hundreds of thousands of times each year in every community,” so it’s more than just about celebrity date rape. My criminal law professor, Jeffrie Murphy, loved to talk about rape. I’ve given the issue more than a little thought myself, but hey, this is beyond the scope of this blog post.)
I’m going to be less politically correct than Michael and say that the two biggest threats to our freedom are immigration and Islam.