PC stupidity

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Ben Franklin

Racism is evil, everyone agrees on this except for a few misfits and mad men. What racism is is disputed by some. People define racism to suit their own agendas and their own bigotry. There is a movement that claims black people cannot be racist and thus allows double standards.

A Black Business Association is not racist, but a White Business Association would be based on the duality of this movement. I visited an Atheist group on facebook the other day, They called themselves the South African Black Atheists. I asked a question which was answered by calling me a racist and an apartheid oppressor(paraphrased) The question was why they would want to separate themselves from other Atheists.

There was one answer that made sense and that was from a chap who said, that he joined to meet other black Atheists as he thought there were not many. I know from my interactions with people in this forum that there are a few but not many that are vocal.

Their Atheism doesn't differ from mine, we agree on the same sort of principals, differ on others but our skin colour does not define Atheism. Personally I consider the group to be exclusionary and thus racist.

We can argue about what racism is but anyone segregating themselves by skin colour are choosing Apartheid willingly. People that segregate themselves by race are continuing the legacy of Apartheid and are seemingly unashamed of doing so.

The other day two girls went to a fancy dress party dressed as “domestic engineers” They polished their faces and this act was considered racist. As a sufferer of “White privilege” (we can discuss this at another time), I didn't get the whole problem. It seems sometime in the 19thand early 20thcentury White Americans dressed up as slaves and made fun of them, as awful as that was, it happened a 100 years ago. Back then people had an different attitude towards these things. Accusing two kids of having this mindset without all the facts is appalling.

The thing however that drove this issue to become such a huge debate was not the “alleged racism” of the two young ladies, It was the Political Correctness of the University spokesman. They took a party gag and turned it into a brouhaha of epic proportions by trying to criminalize those girls because their PC selves were offended.

Political Correctness is a scourge. It is the hiding place of the moron trying to assert they are not racist, not sexist, not homophobic, not xenophobic, not .. you get my drift right?

The sad thing is that the PC suffer from the delusion that they are doing good and righting wrongs. The PC bend over backwards so far in order to assuage the “oppressed” that they cannot see their own bellies.

In my lifetime I have heard of the banning of toy pigs (Miss Piggy) from the workplace lest it offend the Islamic people that may or may not ever enter an office. I have heard of people accused of sexual abuse and fired for saying something to a female colleague that in any other place would be seen as a joke, a compliment or an approach to a possible future relationship. One bloke I know was fired for saying how lucky he was to be working in an office with such lovely ladies.

New words are being created like islamaphobia to describe people that don't want to ban miss Piggy, don't want to be disallowed the pleasure of a bacon butty, don't want to be ruled by Shariah law.

The thing that will bring Shariah law to the west will not be the Muslims pushing for it only. It will be the PC respecting others beliefs, not wanting to cause offence and allowing the Muslims to institute their laws. It starts with Miss Piggy. It ends with public stoning. It starts with punishing two girls for playing dress up, It ends with no rights for one group or even more because they are the minority.

The PC do not want to cause offence and act highly offended on behalf of others. They may be offended but so what?

It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so $%* what." Stephen Fry

Gordon McGill 2014/08/09 07:28:20 AM
Well said! There is only one race - Human
still faithless 2014/08/09 07:52:34 AM
Sofa King what indeed. Last night I called out a friend that was "offended" at a completely random and irrelevant comment. In what turned out to be an unpopular move, I asked him to please explain the relevance of his supposed offence, and he started rambling off almost completely incoherent cab sav (heavy body, dry, hints of nuts and a fruity finish, as well as making you feel dizzy after a couple of swigs...) Was actually entertaining, but seriously frustrating as well. Great read thanx
Seek Anfind 2014/08/09 08:22:16 AM
well said godless. . I totally agree
Bryan Staind 2014/08/09 08:50:31 AM
Well said GH. I wait for the day to come that I am called a racist because I, a white man, chose to marry a white woman. That is the inevitable outcome we face if the lunacy of PC is allowed to continue unabated.
WG Morgan 2014/08/09 09:03:20 AM
In the USSR PC was called "Socialist Realism". That meant that the art-work had to be those strong men with big hammers and women with head doeks on their heads swinging sickles. If it was normal creative stuff you went to the Gulag for 15 years. Songs had to be pro-communist, if not 15 Years on the Gulag! Books had to be pro-communist, if not, 15 years on the Gulag! That was communist PC. Do you want that? Can there be Political Correctness in a free democracy? No!
Wehr Wulf 2014/08/09 11:51:11 AM
Nice piece.
Brolloks En Bittergal 2014/08/09 12:41:50 PM
"The thing however that drove this issue to become such a huge debate was not the “alleged racism” of the two young ladies, It was the Political Correctness of the University spokesman. They took a party gag and turned it into a brouhaha of epic proportions by trying to criminalize those girls because their PC selves were offended." Compliments. Excellent piece.
Balstrome 2014/08/09 02:10:30 PM
When I look at some of the ignorant white southern Americans, I can see the exact same thought process we see in groups here in South Africa. For example, one solar eclipse here in Durban, a person asked my mother, which country was causing the sun to disappear. This type of thinking is exactly what you will find in the uneducated white masses of America, and you would not be called a racist for pointing this out about the Americans. But as it was a South African person, pointing it out, would be considered to be racist. This suggests to me, that actually racism is something that has no valid reason for being. If you call someone a fool or ignorant, then if they are, that is not racism, but an unkind truth about them. As I have said before, those who carry the burden of apartheid, will always be burdened with it.
Jaco Wium 2014/08/09 02:49:35 PM
Brilliantly spoken, sir. Knowing I'm not the only one who feels this way... *raises a glass*
Colleen 2014/08/09 02:51:39 PM
Well said Godless! The more these PC's are allowed unchallenged right-of-way, the more dangerous their rhetoric. Next thing we will be penalized for breathing 'African' air and uttering the word 'black'.