Simply amazing. A 7-year-old child is being bullied at school to the point where he was choked by the assailant. The boy, in reactive fear, kicks at the other child and strikes him in the groin area. Now that child is accused of sexual harassment. A 9-year-old boy says to another student that his teacher is cute. The teaching assistant hears the comment, now he faces a sexual harassment complaint. A choir teacher at a school makes the kids sing the Christmas song “Deck The Halls” with the word “gay” replaced with “bright”. And so on, and so on, and so on…..
Actually, simply amazing isn’t the correct address to the recent news events. Let’s us simply ridiculous! Before I point out the obvious to you, I would like to take a moment to ask that anyone in the audience that takes offense at people being offended by America’s misdirection of political correcting, to please step outside. I am one of those that is currently being offended by politically correct being allowed to run rampant in society today. I can almost guarantee that you will be offended.
For many, obvious seems to be clear. The arguments against the rampant stupidity have already aired throughout the various media. What I don’t understand is why does this continue to happen? If we look back throughout our history, we see an ever-changing tide of mentality towards various subjects. That happens. Views change, people grow, things once important are no longer relevant. It’s called evolution. Society continues to evolve, thus the change in styles, music, politics, habits, and a host of other aspects to our existence. But the one continuous thread that is supposed to underlie our momentum forward into the future is common sense. Somewhere along the roadway, that thread was either cut or snapped. I know it didn’t wear out from overuse!
I find that the evil whiners that push this politically correct agenda today are the source of our downfall. That minority with loud voices have somehow swayed various government and business leaders in the U.S. to go along with their radically nonsense way of thinking and it really has me sad and scared for our future. To remove common sense in such a way as to think that an 11-year-old blue-eyed, blonde haired boy has been, and still is, on the TSA’s no-fly list, has my jaw on the ground is utter disbelief. His first pat down was at the age of 2! Hello? People? Because he shares a common name with an actual potential threat, he is stopped and checked thoroughly. Calling Captain Obvious?
We live in an age where news travels faster than it ever has in our history. You would almost think that the powers-that-be would be keenly aware of this fact and know that their every move is constantly scrutinized and studied. So, when the school decrees that an elementary student must be suspended because he falls under the definition of “sexual harassment”, you would think that someone would have stood up and pointed out the irrational thinking. But sadly, no one did. Has the “decision makers” sunk to such a level of paranoia that even a seemingly well-educated person cannot make a common sense call here because they fear backlash from a radical minority of idiots?
What are we afraid of here? Clear thinking? practicality? We really must be! From this recent kind of overt craziness to the extremists blowing up their own people, society has become scared to confront the flagrant disregard to common sense! Quit worrying about the handful of babies that fuss about “feelings” getting hurt or think that everyone should have a right to do anything they want! It’s not a right to bully someone! And, destroy a child’s life because he said a person is cute? When did “sticks and stones” leave the room?
Everyone talks about the over-sensitive events that are clearly ridiculous, but no one is “fixing” it. Let’s stop putting bandages on these wounds that bleed our sanity! I know that there are more than a couple of brain cells that can be rubbed together to create a spark of reality in this place. Enough is enough, as they say. At some point, simple thinking has to catch hold and begin to put some clear reason at the forefront of our decision-making. If it doesn’t, the stupidity is going to continue to spread like the infection it is and we will be restricted from all thought, word, and deed!
“Call the police, that person looked at me!” “Get me a lawyer, that person stood too close to me in the elevator!” In time, congress will create a law of all laws and everyone will be guilty of something! Let’s get off of the “be sensitive to every little thing” ride and get back to serious reality! This planet is a mess and we certainly have bigger problems out there that need our full attention. Let’s stop allowing these trivial, nonsensical, isolated incidents to take center-stage when the real issues are people starving, children without a place to live, and stupid folks affecting our Common Sense! Step up to the plate, put your foot down, and tell the world that Common Sense is back!