Snowflake and Milkflakes

I’ve been thinking about “snowflakes” and “milkflakes” this past couple of days.

I’ve always struggled to recognise “snowflake” as a slur to be honest. Sure they’re fragile, but then so are we, humans I mean. Anyone of us could go in an instant. Gone! Just like that! Sometimes through no fault of our own. That’s pretty damn fragile if you ask me. Except this fragility goes for every single person on the planet.

So what else is there about snowflakes I thought to myself, other than their fragility?

Well, science tells us that every single snowflake is unique. Okay, to be honest, that sounds pretty much like everyone on the planet too, really. I might also add that I think snowflakes are extremely beautiful and exquisite in their complexity.

If you get a load of snowflakes together in one place at the same time then you get a breathtaking look at nature, an awe inspiring landscape. I’ve been to more than my fair share of political demos over the years and believe me, there’s not many public gatherings as inspiring and uplifting as a crowd of people fighting injustice and oppression together.

If you get even more snowflakes in one place of course, and I mean A LOT of snowflakes, then you’d better be careful, because no matter how amazing it might look, make one wrong move and you risk causing an avalanche. An individual snowflake is no more vulnerable to fate than the most powerful person on the planet, but alongside so many others it becomes a force to be reckoned with and respected.

 

As for “milkflake” let’s face it, it’s not even a real thing when you think about it. It’s the fragility of a “snowflake” added to a soft drink. And let’s not forget, maccie dee milkshakes have to be called “shakes”, sans the “milk”. That in itself should set alarm bells off for any right minded person. Why aren’t they allowed to use the word “milk” to describe their “shakes”?

Here’s what McDonalds says it puts in its Chocolate Shake Yummy! At least they contain some milk, so let’s be thankful for small blessings I suppose.

 

Taking all this into consideration I’m more than happy to accept the label “snowflake” and be proud of it, thank you very much.

And as for “Social Justice Warrior”, damn right I’m a “Social Justice Warrior”, and I’ve fought many battles over the decades. I’ve won quite a few too.

So sure, knock yourself out, and while you’re on a roll feel free to reintroduce “n****r lover” to the list and add “Muslim lover” while you’re at it. I’ll wear those caps too cos they fit.

In the meantime I’ll carry on calling out bigots, racists, homophobes, misogynists, right wing thugs dressed as the establishment, and the establishment dressed up as “the people”. Don’t make me laugh!

Actually, scratch that, I’ve found your recent humiliations hilarious, so please do carry on going around the country, so the country can tell you what it thinks of your lies and vile rhetoric.

 

Signed

A. Snowflake