Honey, you rock the boat and you’ll be ostracized. We will forever deem you as “strange” with your actions and your ideas, but we’re smart and pacifist enough to at least give you some ounce of pretend freedom to be who you are, you and your friends like you. You can create little bubbles that will keep the rest of society safe from your thoughts and ideas. Here, have a few cafes where you can spend time together, you strange people, you. The rest of society will carefully build a web of negative publicity, to ensure that only those who already think like you can access your ideas.
Don’t get too safe and comfortable though. Just when you want to start increasing the boundaries of the walls we’ve placed upon you, society will attack. We will curse you and your family honor for not wearing the veil. We will ridicule you and turn you into a sick, sick joke, with six million fingers pointing and yelling “TRAITOR!”
You traitor you, you who rock the boat.
Leave us be. Keep your ideas away from us. We’re happy, we’re safe. Yeah, sure, we might not live the most comfortable lives. We might get cold sometimes and hungry at other times, but for the most part, no one is really starving. Everyone is busy enough trying to live.
Most of us have bad experiences, you see. We were prosecuted in Russia. We were kicked out of Palestine. We were tricked out of Iraq. Even Kuwait, my dear, although it was never home, sent us crying for help.
We don’t want that to happen again. We’ve learned. Yes, we’ve learned the hard way, so stay away, we warn you. Don’t rock the boat.
We’re fine just the way we are. Keep those ideas away from our children, especially our children.
You immoral boat rocker. Stay away.