Check Your Sense of Humor at the Door! (A Rant)

United States
February 5, 2009 10:17am CST
Political Correctness goes both ways and PC has gone too far. When we are all unable to laugh at ourselvesbecause it may offend someone else, PC has won. If we can't laugh at ourselves then we are just as bad as those we point the "thin skinned" finger at. I realize that one can't please everyone all the time, and I guess that's why PC is gaining such a foothold. So, what? We all walk around trying not to offend each other? Agreeing with everyone else, and forgetting that we have minds of our own, our own sense of humor, and our own way of seeing things? Somewhere there's a very fine line. Will we have to check with a "government entity" before we step out of our homes? Will my orange shirt become offensive to someone who hates the color orange? Will my hair color become offensive to someone else? Ever see the movie Equilibrium? Society is regulated to the point where it's hard to tell a male from a female. Clothes, style, even emotion are all regulated. Music, books and art are banned. People are no longer individuals, they all look and act alike and take injections to keep them all on the same emotional level. Their desks are all arranged alike their homes are without color or anything that might stimulate emotion. They are robots.........not people. Scarier yet, there is a police entity that enforces all of this! Is this where are we headed people? Is this what we really want to become? Stop being so thin skinned, otherwise there's very little hope for any of us! Comment if you like. There is no question to answer. Just blowing off some steam.
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@dawnald (84070)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
Try to understand where the other person is coming from and maybe it will be easier not to be so thin skinned. Doesn't mean you have to agree with them though.
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• United States
5 Feb 09
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• United States
5 Feb 09
Hey, good job! You got in on this one on the first day!*LOL*
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@dawnald (84070)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 09
delayed Dawn? procrastinating Patty? slow Sally?
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Feb 09
Amen to that Bo.
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• United States
5 Feb 09
Smooches, little man*S* Love ya!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Feb 09
I've got the "Gin House Blues" Scoop. Bo can "Bend me shape me any way you want me"!
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• United States
5 Feb 09
.....long as you love me, it's all right....
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
5 Feb 09
See, this is why I live in the boonies with a town full of old folks. They spit at PC and slap each other silly over bad jokes aimed at everything under the sun, that would probably get them arrested in a big city! Our Canadian Federal Government which for centuries, has been one of the least intrusive when it came to Provincial Politics is now sticking it's nose into regional politics and 'breaking what ain't broke'. We are still pretty laid back up here and live and let live for the most part, but the influence of the U.S. on our Prime Minister is getting out of hand, and our own unique identity is becoming eroded in the name of "global community, conformity and don't rock the boat for fear of drowning"! It makes me sick. Ok, my rant over now. Thanks for letting me let of some of my own steam Bo.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
5 Feb 09
For sure.........especially in view of 'global conformity' which seems to be the new Canadian gov't watch phrase.....
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
5 Feb 09
Sounds like a new disease! Think it comes in on the wings of birds like avian flu? LOL
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
5 Feb 09
Predatory eyes and pinched mouths...........yeah, I know the ones. LOL
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
5 Feb 09
i do agree with what you say bo,people behave like robots-oblivious of anything and everything around them ,in a mad rush to make money.i think people have forgotten how to laugh,forget about laughing at themselves.
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• United States
5 Feb 09
This is true, riya.*S* How are ya?
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
5 Feb 09
am fine,bo,tend to get irritated alot nowadays,especially when i am mylotting and when someone interrupts me.(hubby attributes it to PMS,which makes me madder)
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• United States
5 Feb 09
Oh, dear, riya. I hate it when they do that! Can't a girl just be b1tchy just because, sometimes!? *L* Take a couple of deep breaths, close your eyes and surround yourself with white light. Breath, breath. Soak in the light, let it wash over you. Take another deep cleansing breath, let it out. Ok, open your eyes. Better now?*S*
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• United States
5 Feb 09
um...... HELL YEAH! preach it sista!!!!! (this Cherokee, redneck, Bubba lovin', possum catchin', tribe hoppin', country girl, loves ya!)
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• United States
5 Feb 09
BTW.... my family is so un-pc that someone called my sister a Native American and she said... nope.. I'm a Cherokee!
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• United States
5 Feb 09
I tan year round! without even going outside!! how much injun are you??? I'm 90% (I don't live on reservation but my cousin is the chief of EBC Eastern Band of Cherokees) I must tell you what happened to me at church a couple of weeks ago! hahaha! I got called an Indian! *gasp!* and then told how lucky I was to MAKE a white guy marry me! then she summed it up to.. cause I was beautiful... I said NOPE! I got him drunk! hahaha!
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• United States
5 Feb 09
awwww well! that's enough then! hahaha! I see Skipper takin' yer bloomers off on the front steps of church..... I blame that on yer Pencostalism! not yer heritage! lol!
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Here, here!! Rant on Bo baby, you got a lot of sense going on in that rant of yours!
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
5 Feb 09
;enjoys hug! Hiiii! It's my favorite Pear!!!
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• United States
5 Feb 09
pots, can't take the credit, but I like it anyway.*S*
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• United States
5 Feb 09
Hiya, Scoop!
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@novataylor (6570)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Taka a bow, Bo. Bravissimo!!!
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• United States
5 Feb 09
Nova, Honey, can't take a bow on this one. *S* But thanks, just the same.
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• United States
5 Feb 09
somebody that packs green bays, what did ya think it was?
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• United States
5 Feb 09
Thanks, DrM. Really.
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• United States
6 Feb 09
Political correctness destroys freedom. There should be no gaurantee that you won't be offended. PC is the enemy of free speech. Here's a great quote everyone should think about: "Political correctness is Marxism, with all that implies; loss of freedom of expression, inversion of the traditional social order, and, ultimately, a totalitarian state" (Free Congress Foundation - A US conservative think-tank)
• United States
6 Feb 09
• India
6 Feb 09
hmm i cann't guess it correctly....
• United States
5 Feb 09
what the heck are you talking about?
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I agree with you completely. I know you are talking about this particularly but the one that really annoys me is the reference to the mail man. Now if you say that someone will correct you because men are not the only ones doing this job. But, oh well, we all know what we mean by the reference so why does it make a difference? I, for one, have no intention of changing the way I talk to please some special interest group. I will call things what they are and if that offends someone I just have one thing to say. If the show fits, wear it.
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Oh shucks that was supposed to be.shoe Kind of steels the thunder of the remark doesn't it.
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Dm, I'm going to bed. I guess I'm too tired to spell.
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• United States
6 Feb 09
*L* savak, I didn't even notice it until you corrected it.
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@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
6 Feb 09
gee wiz, that movie, Equilibrium, sounds a WHOLE lot like George Lucas' first movie, THX1138. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THX1138
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• United States
6 Feb 09
I will have to go look that one up. Thanks*S*
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@ElicBxn (61039)
• United States
6 Feb 09
AND, did you ever WONDER where Lucas got the name for his sound system???? I recognized it INSTANTLY, but I was probably the ONLY person in the theater, I had to explain it to my friends I went to Silverado with since that was the first movie I saw with the sound system
• United States
6 Feb 09
I agree! This PC bullsh!t has gotten way out of hand and is completely out of control! The intentions might have been good when it first started, but in the long run, it has only made things worse! It's almost like no one can say anything to anyone any more for fear of offending them. People need to get over themselves and stop finding/taking offense in everything all the time. I have not seen that movie, but I can see how things could be headed the way you describe. I hope things never get that bad. To hell with PC!
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• United States
6 Feb 09
Yeah!!!!!
• United States
6 Feb 09
Great rant. I'm going to be myself even if I'm a little politically incorrect (and believe me I AM!). But I don't take offense to anything online. You never know who your talkin to and you probably won't see them anytime soon. What's the point? They want to feel better about themselves so they put others down (yah I know that's an old saying, so what?). Wow... it does feel good to rant a little!! :)
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• United States
6 Feb 09
*L* It does, doesn't it? I was seething yesterday. Talked to a friend, got a lot of help from her, put this up and all was right with the world.