Ripped from today’s headlines about the Monday night football game, SeaHawks vs. Redskins.
The battle lines are drawn, the game plans are in place, and the winner is yet to be crowned.
Did I mention that both sides of any issue are equally offended by the other? So hear my question, “is it posable to out law hate without recreating new hatred?”
It is my opinion that this is what political correctness is exactly doing in our society today. And all by itself is shamefully and disgustingly limiting everyone’s ability to live within some perceived life of equal free speech freedom.
The name “Redskins, or Washington Redskins” is fast becoming a manufactured outrage du jour of the day. It is political correctness run a muck. It is the total discard of FreeSpeech. Because free speech is the protection of offensive speech, because non offensive speech needs no protection. Political correctness goes beyond the speech and enters the arena of personal intent and thoughts behind the speech used, and judged by popular political motivations. Thus it is the slippery slope of controlled thinking, acceptable group thinking, an engineered thought proses or a type of re created mindset for the purpose of group control.
In an interview with a sports commentator this question was asked,
“Would you be moved to stop using it (the uses of the team name “Redskins”) if the company that we work for or if the FCC were to fine you or fire you for using that name, would that move you?”
This was the answer given,
“Those would be very powerful motivating forces for me,” he acknowledged, adding that he thinks the FCC stepping into this debate is out of line, a type of government over reach.
Nobody even attempted to confront this type of question as being out of line. The media which stands on their soapbox preaching the right to free speech seemingly forgot the issue in its hurry to tilt the scales of popular opinion. This type of questioning is out of line because of our rights in this country’s founding to give everyone equal ability to openly speak, to have free speech.
Think about it for a moment apart from the popular words of news hype. If you as an individual fear finical impact, or fear the power of your employer to pressure you into a thought proses of having to act as they demand, where is your freedom? What if your employer demands you to vote politically a certain way….have certain religious affiliations…..beliefs, or demanding individuals change their beliefs….,or except their union view? Isn’t freedom cast a side then?
And we haven’t even entertained any what “If’s” should government place demands into that picture.
Listen to the interview, some of these points aren’t even brought up or even presented for open air debate. The political correct mind creep has already excepted a power greater then free speech without even seeing–today we will try to control any opposition, tomorrow we will control those who we today call friend.
Without free speech you don’t really have freedoms, because everything someone can say or do, can also offend any other person.
Its time we think of political correctness / the effort to control speech to a curtain groups way of thinking, as being to much like this….Evil preaches tolerance till it’s dominant, then it seeks to stamp out good.
In deciding good or evil in anyone, it is necessary to except that we all may be offended or could be the offender. It is in the content of character within individuals that drive their actions or gives individuals the power to just walk away. Because a person changed against their will is of the same opinion still.
All the best. Enjoy your freedom to speak up or out on this subject.
PS. Enjoy tonight’s game…..Go! Hawks!
For the audio and script of the interview click link below.
Dori Monson won’t shy from saying ‘Redskins’ during MNF broadcast http://t.co/ns7G3OazMW
the dangers od butter knives!
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – It seem that butter knives are just to dangerous in the hands of school age children who don’t know better. But then recently in the light of political correctness, other stories have boiled to the surface of our modern asylum. Stories of the boy who got in trouble for throwing imaginary hand-grenades, killing imaginary villains of the world; because he thought of himself while playing an imaginary game of the mind, as imaginary super hero saving the world. Are we now killing the inspiration of any future super hero, who may also see the need and have the willingness to save us from ourselves?
Boy, 7, suspended from school for throwing imaginary hand grenade http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2013/02/06/boy-7-suspended-from-school-for-throwing-imaginary-hand-grenade/
Have we forgotten that schools back in the olden days taught to imagine, to dream, innovate, invent, while providing inspiration, and encourage students who would guide us all into the future? All sorts of modern products and devices were the result of such an education. Schools should then be dreamland’s of sorts, visionary zones?
Instead we have transformed them to become prisons of insanity, devoid of freely promoting common sense, critical thought, and to dream big or go home. The creed of winners! Isn’t that the way to preparation for a changing future?
We should teach to impress, to create an excitement of learning in students, over the false education that these schools of modern age now teach. Today we paralyze critical thinking through the magnification of present dangers, like those butter knives, and imaginary hand-grenades. We inspire as well teach kids to trust teachers and administrators or other government employees, over even their own parents, by confiscating lunches; declaring them not healthy, uneatable, as if loving parents don’t really care? Lessens that certainly can imprint all sorts of fear in the minds of our youth today.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – From a toy gun to a butter knife, a new controversy has arisen over an item a student brought to a local school Wednesday.
Morgan LaPlaume, a Wamsutta Middle School student, was simply trying to cut her fruit for lunch because she has braces and can’t take bites out of whole fruit, says the LaPlaume family.
During lunch, the vice principal happened to be walking by when he reportedly saw Morgan with the butter knife, took her to his office, and issued her a suspension.
In the land that gave birth of unlimited imagination, the creed of being “all that you can be”, as well as inspirational entertainments delivering new dreams, imaginations, through the stories of “Super Man” and others,( where good always triumphs over evil). Why do our teachers seem to be behind the learning curve? It seems that only in the specialized education systems of teaching the handicap; is where teachers are still teaching the lessons of self-reliance, the can-do-attitude, supporting efforts through inspiration of overcoming obstacles?
Today we create insurmountable walls out of false standards and the fear of bad lunches, butter knives, and the free will to imagine. We have allowed the evil change to take place, of what we once was thought our teachers were, ” the Supper men and women” of education. But now, allowing them to be transformed into the “JOKERS” of the day!
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!