No! I don’t have any thing against personal computers, the other PC. No! It’s the( political correctness ) kind of PC, that I have a big problem with! Are you tired of stopping your self from saying something that is common place with most people. But then people who have most problems with others who are not PC are of sorts most problematic, of the uncommon people kind. Just what is the world coming to? Is the question I’m sure you have heard a time or two, as I have. Disappointing that we even have to ask, as if we have no control over our world. We are not the powerless! With only the PC people being the all-powerful. In fact it is the other way around, the weak, and thin-skinned, who are un-sure of themself’s that drives them to a point of total manipulation, in order to force us unwillingly so, into some sort of political correctness. Also known as being PC!
Words have meanings or so we have all thought. That’s the purpose for a dictionary. To give us a way to look up words and their meanings. To be able to use them correctly.The PC types only have the goal of changing the meanings of words and their use of them in the publics mind, by way of force, manipulation, embarrassment, and when all else fails, use the powerful lawsuits! Shouldn’t it all be for a positive change if any? Yet PC people have changed these meanings of certain kinds of words. All to rearrange the mindset of society in excepting their political views more easily. It is for the total self-centered, self-indulgent, to be able to appease themself’s, into believing all is well with their lives, and or the choices they’re making in living life. Maybe to cast out of their minds all doubt, or to give into the pinky and the brain thoughts of taking over the world! It is funny that these groups who are in the minority, are trying to control what goes on in the lives & minds of the majority. In a free country, and one who decides things by the attitude of ” Winner takes all!” it is a battle of the definitions of words and the use of them. Only taking on an attitude of complete control through manipulation, for their purposes of avoiding ones own problems with feeling guilty by their own chosen actions or inaction in life. This mind-set of the political correct kind, has only convinced themself’s they are not weak but most powerful.
Those who would use PC in order to change society. Often use it, without the use of really good thought. They are only offended by some words or phrases, and mad as hell because of it.To a point of needing to change this attitude, unjustly so. They often replace these words and phrases, which are ridiculous, if not out right stupidly so! Should anyone oppose their attempt to change words. They have the notion to attack these people with the belief of ” You don’t care about others!” A misguided view indeed. Those who wish to blindfold themself’s with PC attitudes, do not seem to recognize their own self-imposed over barring opinions, of self, as an offence of others. Not recognizing that is being stupid! They often replace words, phrases, and with them the attitudes of average people, in believing these new words are so much better to use. Because they then will not be stepping on other people’s toes. Yet they seem to over look, when in a mine field one shouldn’t make sudden moves!
Going to the US POST OFFICE to mail out some packages for Christmas. I came across many of my reasons why I don’t like to go there. First I got there, the line was out the door with others who had the same thoughts running through their minds. Second the US Post Office has become a place for the homeless to go and stay warm during cold weather. Much like other governmental buildings like libraries. There is a place, the outer court where the PO boxes are, that the homeless just sit and wait for spring I suppose. But for the people like myself who are clearly just trying to conduct business. This only complicates things by creating a human obstacle course.
In the back of the PO box court there was several people just sleeping. In the front of the room by the doors that also lead to the main room where the Post Office was located. There was this young man, who was engaged in a battle with darkness. This epic battle between good and evil. Yet true to form, evil was invisible to all but this young warrior. He seemed to be using kung-fu and some ninja like moves in order to gain the upper hand. The upper hand was scaring people for sure. Everyone was giving as wide as possible the room needed for the battle that was raging on, while going through this doorway entering the post office.
Once I entered the post office I immediately saw the over sized display of Christmas cards and envelopes. Just for the last minuet forgetful person who suddenly realizes. ” Oh crap! Ant Ellen! At least I have to send her a card.” Not saying this happened, but the thoughts was going through my mind, as I was wasting time standing in line waiting my turn.
Just what is it with the post office and their polices. When a line is out the door they always have just 2 of the 4 stations that are available to serve the public open. Or someone is standing there but not doing anything. When asked they reply. ” I’m at lunch!” At 10:00 AM?
Slowly inching my way closer and closer I come into ear shot of hearing some conversations between the person at the counter and people sending their things off. What a break from the great views of the people in front of me and their backs. Sweet noise. Voices at last other than those who are only complaining about the line. Complaining doesn’t make it move faster. It is just what it is. Hurry-up and wait!
” Merry Christmas! ” a good spirited person said to the post office man behind the counter, as they stepped up to him.
He looked up at the new customer and smiled. ” Sorry I can’t say that! But what I can say is happy new year! So happy new year!” again smiling and then adding. ” How may I help you today?”
Thinking to myself. Did I hear that correctly? What was that?
The man then said he was chasing after some stamps, and wanted to mail off this big box. Seemed unfazed by the statements of the postal worker. Was this the effects of PC? Was this man just wanting to mail and run, just no time to even ask why? He finished up his business and off he went, hoping not to have to repeat the presses so it seemed.
” Next! Can I help the next person please?” The postal worker then called out. The whole line then moved what seemed like two steeps forward, and back one just to give some room for the person in front of you. So it didn’t seem like you were invading their space too much.
” Dude! What is it with you? Don’t you realize it is Christmas? Would it hurt to say Merry Christmas?” This customer was bold I thought. Somewhat making a scene, yet justifiably so.
” Sorry. But we at the postal service have guide lines we must follow, so not to offend any one.” He smiled. Then asked in a friendly voice. ” Now how may I help you today?
” Offend!” The customer laughed. ” You have a Christmas display over there that is bigger than life, right in front of people waiting for your slow butt! And you are not to offend others? Please!” he then sorted out some letters just what he was going to mail out. ” I would like to mail these with 2 day delivery and these here with… when ever santa gets in his US postal slay, and over the house and then drops them over the side.”
Now here is someone with no use for PC people and there stupid systems. They can’t say Merry Christmas? But only saying happy new year. Yet only standing practically under the Christmas banner for all to see, or is it just to sell Christmas cards? Any one see the wisdom behind that one? If your one of those who doesn’t like the fact of, christian celebrations like Christmas? Get some thicker skin, or stay home. Yes my thoughts were working over time. But then it hit me! No one else was even saying with the lowest of voices to each other, anything about this brave soul who was taking on the unrealistic post office rules.
” Hear is your money! You may take some time to see that it says right here IN GOD WE TRUST on it.” He slapped the money down on the counter, and jabbed his index finger onto one of the bills indicating just where it was printed. ” Next time when you, or your kind try not to offend people, check to see just what opinion is in the majority and what opinion is in the majority! Merry Christmas jerk!” Then he to walked out. obviously upset, and offended. The PC postal polices failed for sure.
” Can I help the next person please?” The counter man seem unfazed by the last in counter. I don’t think he saw that he was offending people with the political correctness ordered on him by this governmental agency of stupid polices. Just how does someone become brain-dead to the point of not even seeing it! That in trying to stop the offence of some, you will always offend the rest,if not all!
As the postal man finished up with the consumer in front of him he said.” Happy holidays!” Probably thinking he was smoothing over some ruffled feathers of those still in line.
” Same to you sir. Happy holidays to you.” The customer answered, with a smile. What seem like more of a Christmas spirit in her, then with some of the last few customers. She turned and was gone as well.
Did she realize that she made a choice not to at least express her opinions of what she felt. About what she had to have over heard? Did it matter to her? If not! Why?
I told this story to some of my friends, just what I saw in my experiences at the post office. Most of them got involved with some sort of conversation about the Christmas season in a favorable way. But then there is one. Who thinks that the government has a job to do, making everything fair, and even. Who should also have a separation of church and state like attitude towards everything religious.
“Do you think the government should teach religion in school?”
“No! Are you crazy?” He responded harshly.
“Well they already do! They teach evolution. A belief of sorts, that requires faith. OH ya so does religion. What say you?”
My bud was silent, but still here, so he may still listen to me? ” You do know that religion is a belief that can not be proven with out some doubt, and so, the same things are true with evolution. Because with everything between the two religions, the question remains unanswered. What started it……..? Can you prove it?” I said. But may friend just remained silent, but thinking about what I just said.
“Well would you be surprised if I said we have separation of church and state already?” He shook his head. Bracing himself for what was coming. “Well we do. The separation is not in new PC rules of the day. But in the fact that government doesn’t have an official church. You don’t see anything wrong with a government agency promoting Christmas cards, Yet not being able to have friendly greetings to go with the season to say Merry Christmas? Using Christmas for profit is grand? But has nothing to do with christian believes, and saying it promotes the believe of christians?”
“Well we can say Happy Holiday!” He exclaimed hurriedly.
“Now that’s what is wrong with political correctness ( Being PC.). It makes people with not enough common sence to rub together to show just how stupid PC has and is becoming. The root words and organ of this phrase comes from the old phrase that people with more common sence, used to say THESE ARE THE HOLY OF DAYS. Making a reference to their religious seasons celebrations. This later became HAPPY HOLIDAYS.”
When we have a government only concerned with separation of church and state as not having nothing to do with any religions celebrations. Yet reserves the right to profit from it! They show just how evil they have become. Why do we have to make these separations when we are a christian nation by the over all believes of the population. 97% believe in some sort of GOD. This could then go to say they have believes of such, so they may also go to church. A government should simply reflect its population. If the people choose to say happy holidays, or Merry Christmas, then what is wrong with those who are employed by the government, to be able to choose for them self’s as to which they would respond? As long as it is kind and respectful to all.
Trying to save someone’s offence from Christmas, or the religious aspect of it all. By making polices that along with political correctness should save everyone unequally so, feeling un-comfortable within their own mind-set that is. Some sort of common sence should then come to the surface. Realizing you saved one persons offence, by offending the other persons in your employment. Because they may have these kinds of religious believes. In the end Political correctness ( Being PC ) only completely offends the freedom of thought, equally for everyone!
We have freedom to think, and think as we wish. We have laws to control actions, not thoughts. We have free speech, to speak out as well. There is no need to protect the offended! For they have the freedom to move on and not listen to it. Free speech was and is designed to protect offensive speech. For non-offensive speech needs no protection!
“A person changed against their will, at the end of the day, has the same opinion still!”
Be careful what you wish for!
Merry Christmas. All the best!
This women who just had to have a certain toy for her kids, to her was the most important thing in world. Standing in line, patiently waiting along with all of the other people who also had the same ideas going through their heads. She looked like everyone else. In this christmas shopping season, black friday to be exact. Some people were humming christmas songs, trying to pass the time, as well as maintaining an uplifting spirit.
The crowed started to get some electric charge with-in themself’s as the store employee started to unlock the stores massive front doors. After unlocking the doors the employee stepped outside briefly to greet the shoppers.
“Mary Christmas, and happy holidays! Welcome. Let the shopping begin!” They announced to everyone.
The crowed pushed forward towards the now open doors. The women who only was there for the toys her kids, rushed towards the toy section of the store. Crowds had gotten there first. The toy was or seemed like the most popular this year. At the advertised price, making it even more sought after then usually. As she neared the rack she saw only one more all to her horror. She pushed harder to move with-in arms length just to grab-it, if it all possible. No sooner than she was about to attempt the reach. Someone took the last one.
People turned briefly to look at what was going on, and how close the commotion was to themself’s. Tucking away what they had already picked up just to protect these items from others who only seem like mad shoppers at this point, or at least reacting all angry or crazy. Rushing the other way as far as they could, it was all to close.
suddenly! A pinkish cloud of power bellowed out of what appeared to be from this unhappy shopper hand. Then the pepper hit the senses, the eyes and lungs, making it hard to see and breath all at the same time.
“You are going to give me that toy!” The shopper sprayed more of the pink powder, towards one shopper in particular. ” Give it up!” She ordered. unfazed by the pepper spray.
The pepper spray enveloped the shopper face. The eyes started to instantly burn. Her breath was shortened by gagging, as the toy was wretched out of her grasp. Shoppers were running away from the seen, with mild pepper burning, watering eyes. Wondering just what was going on? What would cause someone to whip out pepper spray, while christmas shopping. What has christmas shopping season come to? Was this just some rouse to shop-lift some desired thing that someone didn’t have the money to pay for it?
What is the Christmas season really for? Is the most important thing about Christmas, the presents we buy for everyone in our lives. Life seems so cheep when we value even our celebrations of religious traditions with petty unlawful actions. There doesn’t seem no greater examples of self-centered selfishness then acting with total lack of concern for anyone else of the human race. This is materialism out of control. During a time of the Christmas season. A time of the year of celebration of compassion towards others, and good will towards all men / women.
This really happened on black friday this year. At this time the person who peppered sprayed the shoppers vanished. It is not known if they couldn’t pay for the toy, or paid for it and got away.
I told my kids if they put toys on their lists, they must also pick a good toy they already have to give away to someone else. We then will take the toys to children’s hospital, giving them to terminally ill kids. This also teaches kids to be thankful for what they have. Both in toys and health, as they give their old toys and some new away. They also get a chance to see / feel first hand what it is to be charitable. Is this the future of the spirit of Christmas kept alive? Or should I have given presents of pepper spray, in preparation for next shopping season?
All the best!
Reading @cbsnews: Woman pepper sprays other Black Friday shoppers: http://bit.ly/vv6rY1
No felony charges for Black Friday pepper spray suspect http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/09/justice/california-pepper-spray-suspect/index.html #cnn
This story is dramatization of a true story but wasn’t ment to be fact filled, as a matter of fact. The basic story is true. To my knowledge the pepper sprayer never was caught. But then I investigated some more and found these updates.( the links to the news stories) Have a look and read the news as it was. My points are still the questions that need to be asked. CHEERS!
This is what happen to frosty the snowman when he got locked up in this house? It is the winter time Holladay season. So let it snow, let it snow, is what all of the kids of the world sing in hopes of fun times, snowmen, and snow angels, and of corse snowball fights. Just plain fun for kids. But the natural winter time worry that all parents have in the back of their minds. Did not included locking frosty the snowman up in the house.
Okay. Frosty did get some help from these kids. Or was frosty just killed in secret by parents who then concealed him in a baking flour bag. No one knows for sure. As for Who killed Frosty? But its a great place to conceal frosty’s lifeless and powered body. But once frosty was found… well who doesn’t know about the fun times that frosty brought to them as they were kids. Ah…remember those good old times?
Fun comes in different sizes and places, big and small, it is all the same to kids. Truth is, to kids who haven’t discovered the fun of spending money just yet. They may still have some unrealistic dreams of wanting to have a spaceship for Christmas, or like me a Boeing 747 ( like in the my post of have you ever spent 17 million dollars before age 10 ), they just don’t know they are unrealistic dreams.
Truth is! Kids are like cats. At least young kids are like cats. They can enter an empty room, look around all they want for the remote-control. But what is it for? They just don’t know how to work it as of yet. So it is of no real use. But like the cat at this point, they always can find something to entertain themself’s with. In the end. Fun in sues. But at what expense to the parents that are in charge of them. Well. Okay. Maybe not so much in charge.
Check out this video and you decide. http://youtu.be/z1noY1NTiF0
If your running out of things to do for fun or just short on cash? Try locking Frosty the snowman up in the house. (AKA. two small kids with a bag of baking flour) Maybe just barrow some kids and take them over to someones else’s house, that your house sitting for! Make sure to blame it all on the fun! The fun in the snow you all had, with frosty at least! If that didn’t work. Accuse them of killing frosty and placing him into the bag of baking flour to conceal their crime. The crime of destroying fun!
All the best!
Olympia, Washington ; Reeves middle school should have gotten a new education on human behaviours by their students on this passed Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. When some of their students were practicing doing the ” Heil Hitler” salutes during the pledge of allegiance, also they were calling each other “Nazis”. The school said ” The students behaviours appears to be tied to the video game called ” Call of duty / Black Ops!” Because of this happening the ” Zombie dress-up day” has been canceled for this Nov. 23, 2011. It took what ? Oh ya! Nazi gestures during the pledge of allegiance, had to happen to get the best educators money could buy, to see a problem with the ideas of a Zombie dress-up day celebrations? And just before the thanksgiving day holiday celebration. So what is wrong with this picture?
” There’s a lot of material in there that’s inappropriate for younger kids, who take things differently than adults!” Brian Morrill said.
Spokesman Ryan Betz said ” As you can imagine that behaviour is not appropriate or tolerated in our schools!”
Lets not go off the deep end with the video game just yet. Yes the game has zombies that are dead nazi’s zombies of yester years. Nor should we get upset with the kids for doing just what they did. They were copying the game with what they knew. Hay zombies did this in the game so that’s what zombies do I guess? To have a real problem with the kids actions because they may not have known about the history of these nazi zombies, is just premature, or looking for an excuse by the school officials.
The real problems is with the school administers, and the merchants of education ( Teachers )! First they did not know their students for what they liked and what they didn’t. Also they didn’t know what they do while away from school in free time. I don’t think that’s to unreasonable, to know your age groups of kids and what is popular with them away from school. You know the quote ” Know your enemy’s.” No! I don’t believe that kids should be looked at as enemy’s. But just how do these merchants of education expect to inspire learning if they are totally out of touch with their subjects? The students! After all they are in charge of teaching them! Not training parrots to mimic their teachers. But to inspire critical thinking at their level, as well helping them to learn new things along the way.
The people who came up with a zombie dress-up day just before Thanksgiving. Gives the wrong impression to young and impressionable minds within these kids. Zombies and Halloween go together, not Thanksgiving. Oh! If you-all didn’t know about the video zombies? You would have. If you knew just what kids liked to do.
Just what is it with celebrations in schools these days? We are just too political correct to do us more good, then harm! As well, giving the wrong education to our kids by our examples, actions or the lack there of. Just the facts people! Like it or not. It is what it is!
Just how can these administrators say” there are lots of inappropriate things”, implying that the game is at fault. Wrong! parents who buy their kids these types of games? Maybe! But it’s not up to the school to be the moral compass for everyone. They are educators first and last. To then target the behaviours of the kids? Well the blame should be shared with that point. Most of all with this situation, the most important thing is “Wrong planing for a zombie dress-up day!” This was planed by who? The kids? Just who has the most responsibility here?
I believe that we as a society, are obsess with political correctness. It is as if we are trying to erase the offensive behaviours of people in general. Yet all the while forgetting that we can only make some of the people happy some of the time. It is plain impossible to make all of the people happy all of the time. Thin skinned complainers, who only focus on the negative in life will always be offended by something. Those misguided political correct types who only would try to erase that which offends the thin-skinned, will only offend someone else in the posses. With these kind of examples that we give to our kids of whom we teach. These examples will only accomplish focussing on the wrong things in life.
Example: Zombie dress-up day for Thanksgiving. Plain wrong! Zombies and Halloween… better match.
Example: Marry Christmas used to be the official greeting between people after Thanksgiving. After all, it is the Christmas shopping season during this time of the year. But then political correctness came to town, this changed to happy holidays. With that change came no more christmas trees, now the holiday trees. It could go on, and on. But you get the picture I’m sure? How many kids know that the majority of this country is or has christian believes? Believe what you like, or don’t believe at all !!! To each their own. But when we apply political correctness to our celebrations that we have or share through out the year with each other. We just shouldn’t offend the majority for the purpose of removing the offence that the minority may have with it all. To remove all the offences for everyone just the same, is just to erase society as a whole.
celebrate our freedoms we all have by excepting our differences. Teach critical thinking on every level of learning. Most of all realize that every thing we do in our actions is teaching someone else by the examples we set.
Were the actions of these kids in this story wrong ,with their zombie behaviours? Make no doubt of it! Were the merchants of education wrong with promoting a celebration of zombies dress-up day without having the understandings and knowledge of the kids in general? You bet!
Sounds to me like everyone, the kids, and the merchants of education, needs some more learning brought into practice through critical thinking. That will benefit everyone in the long run. Besides teaching kids without critical thinking, creates the next generation of really good trained parrots, with the only knowledge that they will have on display is to mimic the past wizards of wisdom! For the good, or bad, or indifferent.
We should all have the quest of searching out truth where ever we can find it! Remembering all along the way that ” The truth has no agenda too it!”
Students’ Nazi gestures cause cancellation of zombie dress-up day http://shar.es/ouQqO
All the best!