Political Correctness

Political Correctness

The One Thing Donald Trump Got Right
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Being a liberal in America, it isn’t hard to figure out that I hate Donald Trump and almost everything he stands for. The one issue, however, that Donald Trump has gotten correct is the issue of political correctness and censorship. There was a meme going around the internet a couple of weeks ago that said something to the extent of: “what you call political correctness, I call manners” and it was aimed directly at Donald Trump. The issue I have with this meme is not that it advocates for politeness (there is a difference between being rude and making a well thought out argument) but that it completely downplays the very real issue that we are dealing with today in America, political correctness. Donald Trump and I are not alone in dealing with this as liberal comedians such as Bill Maher, Seth Macfarlane, Larry David, and Chris Rock have also spoke out on this issue.

We’re getting to a point in America where you can’t say anything jokingly without being called a sexist, a racist, or a xenophobe. One example of this is whenever somebody criticizes Hillary Clinton on her very poor voting record there’s always that idiot there to call the critic a sexist. That’s not reflective of all Hillary supporters as there are idiots and bigots in every group, but it is still pretty sad that someone would stoop to that level. There were even some people accusing Bernie Sanders of being sexist because of how hard he drilled her during debates. Bernie Sanders of all people. Sorry, but I thought they were just running against each other, silly me! The same thing happens when I try to criticize Obama for not being progressive enough (although he is much to the left of Ms. Clinton) I am called a racist by the same SJW idiots. What I believe they don’t understand is that when you call someone a sexist or a racist so liberally, it detracts from legitimate racism and sexism in America.

The policing of jokes is another form of political correctness. You can’t sit down and tell a simple joke that deals with racy topics without being called a sexist. People have become too damn serious and have forgotten how to tell a joke from someone being seriously racist and sexist. We need to regain the ability to laugh at ourselves. I often refer to myself as the Nickelback of the music department at Carson-Newman University. That’s not to say that Nickelback is a bad band (I like them, personally) it is just that they are often seen as jokes and it’s pretty clear to me that they don’t take themselves too seriously either. I mean, we’re talking about the band that sings songs like “S.E.X.” and “Shaking Hands”. That’s how I view myself and I’m perfectly fine with that because I know that it is all one big joke.

We’ve gotten to a point in America where comedians like George Lopez and Bill Maher will not come to college campuses anymore because they are afraid that they will offend somebody. But here’s the thing, you are allowed to be offended, you are not aloud to tell people what they can or cannot joke about. If you want to be an up tight little bitch, you don’t have to stay and listen to the joke…just don’t ruin everyone else’s fun. We need to learn to joke again…especially with orange Hitler and Grandma Nixon currently in the running to be the most powerful person in the world. It will be comedy that will get us all through this.

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Reasons Why Having Gay Or Lesbian Parents is Weird

Every single reason, listed for your convenience.

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There aren't any reasons why having gay or lesbian parents is weird.

We need to stop treating it as though there are.

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8 Types Of People Fetuses Grow Into That 'Pro-Lifers' Don't Give 2.5 Shits About

It is easy to fight for the life of someone who isn't born, and then forget that you wanted them to be alive when you decide to hate their existence.

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For those in support of the #AbortionBans happening all over the United States, please remember that the unborn will not always be a fetus — he or she may grow up to be just another person whose existence you don't support.

The fetus may grow up to be transgender — they may wear clothes you deem "not for them" and identify in a way you don't agree with, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them a mentally unstable perv for trying to use the bathroom.

The fetus may grow up to be gay — they may find happiness and love in the arms of someone of the same gender, and their life will mean nothing to you when you call them "vile" and shield your children's eyes when they kiss their partner.

The fetus may grow up and go to school — to get shot by someone carrying a gun they should have never been able to acquire, and their life will mean nothing to you when your right to bear arms is on the line.

The fetus may be black — they may wear baggy pants and "look like a thug", and their life will mean nothing to you when you defend the police officer who had no reason to shoot.

The fetus may grow up to be a criminal — he might live on death row for a heinous crime, and his life will mean nothing to you when you fight for the use of lethal injection to end it.

The fetus may end up poor — living off of a minimum wage job and food stamps to survive, and their life will mean nothing to you when they ask for assistance and you call them a "freeloader" and refuse.

The fetus may end up addicted to drugs — an experimentation gone wrong that has led to a lifetime of getting high and their life will mean nothing to you when you see a report that they OD'd and you make a fuss about the availability of Narcan.

The fetus may one day need an abortion — from trauma or simply not being ready, and her life will mean nothing to you as you wave "murderer" and "God hates you" signs as she walks into the office for the procedure.

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Do not tell me that you are pro-life when all of the above people could lose their lives in any way OUTSIDE of abortion and you wouldn't give 2.5 shits.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is gay or trans, you will berate them for who they are or not support them for who they love.

You fight for the baby to be born, but if he or she is poor or addicted, you will refuse the help they desperately need or consider their death a betterment of society.

You fight for the baby to be born, but when the used-to-be-classroom-of-fetuses is shot, you care more about your access to firearms than their lives.

It is easy to pretend you care about someone before they are even born, and easy to forget their birth was something you fought for when they are anything other than what you consider an ideal person.

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