OPINION: 2015 - The Year Everything Became "Offensive"
I know, I know, some of you are already mad just from having clicked the title. You're thinking, "This is going to be another insensitive, anti-authoritarian, right-wing screed as to why we needn't be so sensitive to everyone's needs, justifying the mocking or humiliation of unprotected minorities!"
There's no doubt political correctness has been with us for quite some time. It's nothing new. Developed as a political weapon for German Marxists in the 1920's (video coming soon), silencing dissent for political power or cultural influence has appealed to leftists for decades. To some degree, we've all grown up with it. To some degree, we all agree it sucks. Badly.
But recently, there's been an acceleration of PC culture the likes of which we haven't seen before. More and more words and topics of discussion are being blacklisted, as the ever-prevalent, oppressed minority acronyms get longer.
Remember the "LGB" movement? Well it's not even the "LGBT" movement anymore. No, it's not even "LGBTQ" anymore. It's actually "LGBTQAI" or depending on the circles you run in, "LGBTQAA" or "LGBTQAAP." No I'm not kidding. The "A" is for "Asexual" or "Allies" depending on who you ask, while the "I" is for "Intersex" and the proposed "P" is for "Pansexual." Not “Pedophile.” That would be ridiculous. Don’t be ridiculous.
If it sounds frivolous to even mention, well here's why it's so important; every single one of those letters is now a "protected" class. That not only means (to the left) they must be free from scrutiny and critical discussion, but from any kind of mockery or source of humor whatsoever.
"So a tranny walks into a bar..."
You're now guilty of hate-speech. It may sound inconsequential enough. Sticks and stones, right? Wrong. Because as seen across nearly all of Western Europe, leftists are actively marching toward the end of free speech as we know it. Of course, that’s not what they’ll tell you. They’ll actually tell you the opposite. That they love free speech, they support free speech, but for there to be true freedom of speech, your free speech just has to be limited. For the feels.
Don’t worry! Not all of your speech. Only your hate-speech. And your intolerant speech. And your offensive speech. And your insensitive speech. Also your “mansplaining.” But seriously, stop worrying, most of your speech is safe. And nobody wants to take your guns.
The truth is a lot of today’s SJW minions don’t realize they’ve been manipulated by politically correct, social engineering. They’re blissfully unaware of the systematic cultural censorship taking place. Most of them believe they’re simply doing the right thing. I mean, why would you even want to engage in hate-speech anyway?
I’ll tell you why. Because the goalposts on what constitutes “hate speech” are constantly moving. Sometimes today’s hate-speech is merely yesterday’s “damn funny joke.” Even worse than the #SJW’s who push for the cultural Marxism, are the silly pretenders who feign offense in an attempt to appease the leftist lynch mob. You know the type. The kind of people who act like an off-color joke is equivalent to a mortal wounding, the people who act like they would never even think of laughing at a risqué joke because it's at someone else’s expense. The kind of people who act like they don’t still laugh at Blazing Saddles behind closed doors. The kind of people who now release an audible tisk tisk when Some Like it Hot comes on for fear of being labeled “transphobic.”
For the love of all that's holy, stop. Please stop. You’re embarrassing yourselves. It doesn’t matter how “progressive” or “down” you try to present yourself. Appeasing the leftist lynch mob is futile. They’ll eventually turn on you. They always do.
See Matt Damon, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Raven Symone. All once darlings of the left, have all recently felt their wrath simply for holding the wrong opinion on one issue. You may get away with it for a while, but eventually, the SJW lynch mob comes for you. So don’t start skipping down that yellow-brick-crap-road in the first place.
2015’s list of bannable speech items is longer than ever and what do we have to show for it? Do we really feel more united than ever? Do we feel more enlightened than we did twenty years ago? Can we pat ourselves on the back yet?
In trying to create a tolerant, leftist utopia, we’ve fractured America more than ever before. I don’t know about you, but I’m through caring. Yep, there’s some comedy out there that could be considered racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or Islamaphobic – those last two don’t even show up as words in my auto-correct – and yes, I still laugh at it. Sometimes I don’t. But taking offense doesn’t even enter into my thought process. The only difference between you and me is that I freely admit it publicly.
Want to join me, or shall we keep this silly charade alive a little while longer?