To Hell With Political Correctness

Freddie is much nicer than I am, and says that she tends to stay away from topics that might unnecessarily offend others. That’s pretty cool I guess, but fuck that. I too have the tendency to open my mouth and speak about topics that might offend others, I just have no problem doing it. Even when I don’t know what the fuck I am talking about.

WE ARE ALL RACISTS. Everyone. Anyone who claims to have NO biases or prejudices is either lying to you, or to themselves. It’s just that some people have the bad taste to advertise their prejudices (fears) to everyone else around as if we give a fuck.

Maybe you are prejudiced against people that are a different color than you. Perhaps it’s Jews. Or stupid fucking people. Or fat people. Or rednecks like me. Or poor people. Or people that have “blue collar” jobs. Or the chick at the 7-11 with the dot on her fucking head. Or homos. Whatever. Sometimes our prejudices take other forms, such as fear of different ideas, political leanings, war, peace. For us as Americans (generalization) it was blacks for a long time. During WWII, it was Asians. Then people of Spanish descent. The last few years it has been Muslims. Who gives a fuck. One of the managers that I like a lot, and trained last year is from Sri Lanka, so he shares a lot of the ethnic qualities of the towel-heads that I am so afraid will bomb my ass. Doesn’t mean that I don’t like him any less, it’s just that I know him, and am comfortable with him. That’s the way prejudice works.

The fact is that as humans we are generally scared of people and things that are different, and therefore uncomfortable. My parents raised me to pretty much have no prejudices, but somehow, they are still there. I find that the older I get, the worse they are. The fact that some people do nothing but live up to their stereotypes does nothing to lessen my biases.

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13 throughts on "To Hell With Political Correctness"

  1. Can you be prejudiced against bonehead drivers? If so, I most definitely am – all the stupid drivers (and those too old to be driving safely) need to go!!!

  2. “The fact that some people do nothing but live up to their stereotypes does nothing to lessen my biases.”

    LMAO!!!!! Ain’t that the truth?

  3. I try not to offend when it’s not worth it. For example, I work for lawyers. And years ago I overheard a lawyer talking to his assistant about his car being fixed, and he jokingly said something like: “Oh man, there’s no WAY I’m taking the bus! Have you SEEN the people who take the bus?”

    I took the bus.

    Now if I were the lawyer and I knew that a person who took the bus was listening I would likely have chosen NOT to say what that lawyer said. Because my desire to not offend would have trumped the desire to go ahead and say whatever tumbled from my brain.

    Anyway, it takes practice to learn not to blurt out careless, hurtful things like that. I’m still working on it.

  4. Well said Richard and right on. We do all have prejudices. Me, I should take a lesson from Freddie and learn to be more politic. I’m good in person but I inadvertently offend all the time with my blog posts.

  5. Same here. People can be pretty thin-skinned anyway, particularly when they are sitting in the comfort of their own home and don’t have to be afraid of responding. Not that I have ever posted anything offending here :

    I find that the older I get the more brutally honest (harsh) I tend to be with the people that I interact with on a daily basis, hell even with folks I don’t even know.

  6. Students usually are suspended for school yard fights not expelled, unless it becomes habitual or there are special circumstances.

  7. Maybe it just depends on the system then. A fight like that would get you kicked out of school permanently around here.
    Regardless, as an employer myself, any type of violence on the part of an employee generally results in termination with no chance at being hired back. Too much of a liability.

  8. Sorry, but I know one of the accused and neither mug shot is her!!! Nor is that the correct FB profile!!! LOL, try again!!

  9. I appreciate you letting me know. Guess I got pointed in the wrong direction. LOL. Thanks for letting me know, will update it when I get home from work this afternoon.

  10. Just to save you some time there is no mug shot bc they were not booked, but released on their own recognizance w a citation.

  11. Yeah, I know. Was going to use a Facebook photo but decided not to. Over all this was a pretty minor news story for the day but what made it so striking and got exposure was the fact that it was two role models for our children acting like fucking barbarians.

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