Last night I logged into Facebook and saw the following update:
'Im an Australian..
Do I really give a flying fuck about some little cunt that has just been born?
No I fucking dont..'
Considering that the present Monarch of Australia is Queen Elizabeth II, the great grandmother of this child, I'm not sure that being Australian is a relevant argument.
I rarely get involved with issues or debates on Facebook and I'm not in the habit of instigating them but the offensiveness of this comment took my breath away!
I'm not an ardent royalist - I've avoided the hype surrounding the royal birth by the simple method of not watching the television but I couldn't let this pass without comment.
I simply said:
' Personally I'd say every baby safely born is a reason to be thankful.'
The response I got was:
so like you Sarah xx but you know its not what I meant xx..
Actually, no, I DON'T know what you meant - all I know is what you SAID.
Maybe you thought you were being funny or clever or ... I don't know actually and I find I don't want to delve too far into your psyche.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
OWN YOUR WORDS!