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Political Correctness – when will it stop?

Todd Starnes
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Posted: Nov 11, 2017 12:01 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen No Longer Welcome on NYC Subways

Well, it turns out man-spreading is not the most pressing threat facing the New York City subway system after all.

And neither are the trains that break down in the underbelly of the city leaving passengers stranded for hours with a continuously playing pan flute ensemble.

Nor is the most pressing issue roaming gangs of street thugs or perverts manhandling women or homeless people urinating on seats or giant rats prowling subway stations.

No, ladies and gentlemen – the greatest threat facing the Big Apple’s subway system is train conductors using the words “ladies and gentlemen.”

The New York Post reports the according to a memorandum obtained exclusively by the Post.

“Please don’t use any greeting other than these,” the memo reads.

Subway workers say political correctness has derailed the nation’s largest subway system.

“They are trying to be politically correct,” one worker told the Post. “They are acknowledging that they have some transgender riders. They don’t want to offend anyone.”

An MTA spokesperson told the Post that gender issues were a consideration for the move.

I suspect it was a preemptive strike by the MTA to avoid some sort of legal action taken by the LGBTQI and the letter A community.

Heaven help the poor cis-gender train conductor who inadvertently mis-genders a gender-fluid passenger.

Gender fluidity, by the way, is the latest fad in the sex and gender revolution. Followers ascribe to a belief that there’s really no such thing as male or female.

For example, you could be a male passenger on the B Train at 34th Street-Herald Square, but you could identify as a female passenger by the time you reach Rockefeller Center.

I know, it’s all very confusing, ladies and gentlemen (my apologies).

Lord only knows what the next stop is going to be on this gender-bender train ride into gender inclusivity.

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Turmoil, Anger and Politics

When the election was over I was afraid that things on Facebook and Twitter etc would get boring.   But boy was I wrong there are so many wack job Democrats who keep things stirred up and show their anger and ignorance.    I have never seen such garbage in all my life as is going on and passing for news these days;  these people should not be allowed to vote, or teach in what should be our educational system;  maybe they could all just wander in the forest and hug a tree or something.   Just stating the facts does not make a person racist or homophobic or whatever words they twist to use against you.

These angry folks are actually going to end up hurting people and their cause because once the silent majority has had enough they are going to push back and that push back will be stronger than it normally would be.   Oh yeah and these people doing all the crying and whining should just get jobs and find out what the real world is all about.

 

Political Correct Shaming

The following I found on the website “Baconbits”    ( http://baconbitsshow.com/ ) and include it here with permission of the writer.

The Baconbits Show Website

SJW Watch

Don’t Be Afraid of a Little Shame

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It’s the latest SJW craze and they aren’t stopping with fat acceptance. They are on a crusade to completely erase the concept of shame from society. And it won’t end well.

How does the country reconcile our desire to live forever, to end all injuries, to avoid all things unhealthy, with the politically correct movement for fat acceptance? How does it happen that our schools will ban tag because it can be too rough and cause bruises, that mothers worry about concussions from soccer and football games, that bicycle helmet laws are taken so seriously, that smoking makes you literally Hitler, but this same society would applaud if these well-protected children grew up obese?

And what happens to a society when you remove the concept of shame entirely from the culture?

In recent years tacking the word “shaming” onto a word is supposed to indicate that someone is engaging in a behavior that was previously discouraged, or disapproved of, but which is now completely acceptable. Slut-shaming, fat-shaming, etc.. But isn’t it healthy to have a little shame? Isn’t it ok, as individuals and as a culture, to be ashamed sometimes? Doesn’t the very concept of shame limit us from doing things that are bad for us or for the community at large? Should we really be proud of being fat? Of being promiscuous?

Imagine tacking that suffix onto any other word and see if it makes sense. If I yelled at a kid riding his bike down the street at break-neck speed and told him to put a helmet on, would you tell me to stop safety-shaming the young lad? If I told a pregnant woman her two-pack a day habit was horrible for her unborn child would I be smoke-shaming her? Or is it possible she should be a little ashamed and that the shame she feels may lead to some introspection?

Sometimes an entire country can feel shame and, if the prevailing modern culture embraces it, can be prevented from recreating the events that caused it. If you do not remember the past you are doomed to repeat it, the old adage goes. But what if you remember the past but lack the concept of shame to put it into context? What if Germans were to remember the past but were told shame is no longer part of the modern lexicon? Well, then The Holocaust and the entirety of World War 2 becomes a stale history lesson with no emotional impact. And if you aren’t sometimes ashamed of your history, or your countries history, simply remembering it wont cause you to NOT repeat it. And if I bring it up I suppose I am history-shaming. The next time I see someone go on a diatribe about Americas past dalliance with slavery I am going to try telling them to stop “History-shaming my people,” and see how that goes over.

Shame is an important concept, a safety tool. Like a governor on a cars acceleration system the notion that you might later be ashamed of your actions can, or should, cause you to slow down and think a little more carefully about what you do next. I once heard a woman say that she lives every day of her life as though “It will all be broadcast on tonight’s 11 o’clock news” for all the world to see. Why would that matter? Because in her hypothetical she wants to be proud of what the world sees her do, her interactions with people, her code of ethics, the raising of her family. And if she didn’t live up to her standards and people saw it she would be ashamed. The fear of feeling shame guides her. Take away that concept, if she is to feel no shame for any of her actions, who would care if it was on the nightly news or not? You’ve removed the rudder she, and a fair amount of people I would bet, use to steer their lives into meaningful ones.

Ruth Fulton Benedict, an anthropologist who studied under Franz Boas (the father of Anthropology) noted that the concept of shame was one of the rare universal conditions found across all cultures and in every country. She concluded that excepted behaviors, and the shame one felt when straying from these socially accepted behaviors, was effective in guiding the standards and behaviors of large groups and societies as a whole.

So if society as a whole establishes guidelines of behavior, presumably because adhering to them benefits the community as a whole, and the fear of being ashamed keeps people generally in line with this set of social norms and rules, what happens to a society when the concept of shame is eradicated?

Look at more specific examples. 40-years ago if you were a single mother you had made some poor life choices and there was a stigma attached to it. Societal rules of behavior specified two parents raise a child. This was for the good of the child and society at large. It was better economically, it was better emotionally for the children, and it provided a more stable foundation on which to build nations. Don’t believe me? That notion sounds antiquated to you because you were raised in a time when being a single mom was no longer associated with any shame? Well, a 2009 study by Cornell University (and there are many others) proves my case:

  • “Researchers reported that children living with married, biological parents have lower levels of risk-taking behaviors. When compared to single-parent and step-parent families, these children reported lower levels of substance abuse such as smoking, drinking and drugs. Less likely to be sexually active when young and more likely to have long-lasting romantic relationships, children in this study were also more likely to start families at an older age and when they were married.”
  • Also noted in the study: More than half off all single mothers lived below the poverty line. In 2-parent households this number is fewer than 1 in 10 families.
  • And I will close with this one last stat: A child living with a single mother is 14 times more likely to suffer serious physical abuse than is a child living with married biological parents

But then one day we decided women who become pregnant with no intention of marrying or staying with the biological father should no longer feel any sense of shame or even entertain the notion this might not be the best of plans. Instead, the term “single mother” became a badge of honor, something to be proud of. “I’m a single mom,” became the line uttered by every woman who wanted people to know how strong and independent she was. So what happened  to illegitimacy when Murphy Brown wandered in and made single moms modern day heroes and removed the concept of shame? This:

And consider abortion, although this article is not a debate on the pro or con side of it, but still consider that having one used to come with a sense of feeling ashamed. Society in general didn’t agree that having an abortion was some act of courage or protest; nor did they think it was just some hum-drum ordinary procedure some people just opted for and went about their business. There was a stigma attached.
And even if you’re pro-choice you have to admit feeling a sense of shame in this regard still falls in line with your professed word views. For decades pro-choice people have been using the same quote: Abortion should be legal, safe and RARE. How do we ensure they’re rare? By letting people internally debate whether the sense of shame they will feel is worth it. Surely in such a massive decision shame should be a factor, right?

But we removed the stigma and what happened? According to the Centers for Disease Control nearly ¼ of all US women will have had an abortion by the end of 2017. Further, they report that a full 44% percent of these will be REPEAT abortions. 1 in 5 of these will be a third or higher abortion.

There is a clear and unmistakable pattern that when you remove the concept of shame from a behavior you lose all ability to regulate or limit it. I wont even bother digging up the numbers on obesity rates, you can figure that one out with a quick glance around your child’s classroom. But one thing I can guarantee is that the new “Fat Acceptance” movement wont help lower them nor is it doing society in general any favors.

Shame and its societal uses are as old as humans. It’s a tool used to build stable societies, healthy people and global powerhouses. Like anything there can be such a thing as too much shame, people can go overboard; like telling a new mother she’s unhealthy because you think her latest Instagram picture makes her look fat. But there can also be too little. As a culture we in America are busy removing the concept of shame entirely from our lexicon. Taking it right out of our societal-regulation-toolbox. Everything is acceptable, every behavior to be tolerated if not applauded. I for one am ashamed of this new direction were heading.

 

 

Stop the World I Want to Get Off

I thought the madness would stop eventually but it seems it is only getting worse and spreading throughout the world.   Liberal activists seems to delight that a man claiming to be a woman at heart has won a weight lifting championship.   Women who claim to be pro woman activists are embracing the muslim culture which does more to harm women than anything else in the world;  domestic violence is nothing compared to what sharia law does to women – isn’t anyone paying attention?

Anytime someone does not get their way it isn’t because the other person is better or worked harder it is because of racism, islamophobia or one or another of the thousands of ways the liberals get offended these days.    They all need to go to a safe room and hide – and shut the heck up.  It would seem to me if the media stopping fanning the flames this nonsense would simply die out and we could all go on with our lives.

In the old days we all thought that lawyers were the worst thing for the world.   But now it turns out that it really is the media and their fake news outlets like cnn and msnbc.  I guess it is easier to be a tabloid putting out sensationalist type articles than to be an actual journalistic news source. 

Election 2016–Not Over Yet

After Donald Trump won the election I was afraid things would get very boring with no more campaign nonsense in the news and on Facebook or Twitter;  I was even thinking of taking my two Blogs that I dedicate to pro Conservative and anti Liberal sentiment,  and to repurpose them to other content. 

But with the Liberals rioting in the streets and demanding recounts and putting Nancy Pelosi back in the limelight I can see that the run of the mill politicians will give me enough fodder as least for now to keep my blogs in the political arena. 

People are using words as weapons as a way to shut people up from talking about anything they don’t agree with.   College kids are afraid when they hear or see anything they don’t agree with and they get this from the colleges and Professors who all tend to be Liberal and Socialist and are indoctrinating a whole generation of kids who now will not be able to survive in a real world.  They don’t even know which bathroom to use anymore.

We have Liberals who persecuted a bakery because they stood up for their faith and refused to make a cake for a gay couple.  Yet the Liberals being the hypocrites that they are are refusing to work with Trumps wife because of their “beliefs”.  And the news media. . . I rarely listen to the news from them anymore;  I barely even listen to Fox News as they took a giant step to the left this past year.

It Seems To Me

Just a short thought.   Watching ISIS and the Muslims disrupting countries around the world with little or no effort because the cancer of Socialism and Liberalism has spread around the Globe and politicians and world leaders are basically sitting back while their countries are destroyed.   It just occurred to me that if countries of the world back in 1930 and 1940 had been so badly governed that Hitler would not have been stopped and would have probably taken over most if not all of the Globe.

What I am saying is that the politicians in our country and around the world have to get their heads out of their respective asses and it has to happen really soon before we reach the tipping point.    

BOOM: Franklin Graham Announces ‘Hypocrite Of The Year’ Award – Liberals Want To Keep This Quiet…

Randy DeSoto April 7, 2016 at 8:53am

Evangelist and political activist Franklin Graham called out PayPal for its recent decision to cancel plans to open offices in Charlotte, N.C., in protest to a newly passed transgender law.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, Graham wrote, “PayPal gets the hypocrite of the year award! This company says they’re not coming to North Carolina because the legislators and Gov. Pat McCrory have passed a law to protect women and children against sexual predators by not allowing men to use women’s restrooms and locker rooms.”

The North Carolinian went on to explain the source of the hypocrisy by quoting Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., who represents a district near Charlotte. “PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal, including 5 countries where the penalty is death, yet they object to the North Carolina legislature overturning a misguided ordinance about letting men into the women’s bathroom? Perhaps PayPal would like to try and clarify this seemingly very hypocritical position,” said the congressman earlier this week. 

Graham further elaborated on this point by noting some of the specific countries in which PayPal appears to have no qualms in doing business. “PayPal operates in countries including Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Yemen, for Pete’s sake. Just last month PayPal announced they would be expanding in Cuba, a country in which homosexuals and transgender people have been imprisoned, tortured, and executed.”

The Christian leader observed if they find the practice of not allowing different sexes to go in each other’s bathrooms so odious, they are not bound by the law on their own property. “And under the current law that they are so strongly protesting, PayPal could have chosen their own corporate bathroom policies,” he writes. 

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman explained his company’s decision in not opening its Global Operations Center in Charlotte in a statement. “The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture. As a result, PayPal will not move forward with our planned expansion into Charlotte.”

He added the decision “was a clear and unambiguous one.”

The state law, H.B. 2, came in response to a Charlotte city ordinance, which mandated that transgender people be allowed to use public restrooms of their choosing. H.B. 2 overrides such local ordinances on the issue. The new law is already being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union and others in federal court.

For North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, the decision to enact the law was just as unambiguous as it was to Schulman. “If our action in keeping men out of women’s bathrooms and showers protected the life of just one child or one woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it. North Carolina will never put a price tag on the value of our children,” he stated. “They are precious and priceless. If a corporation wanting to do business in North Carolina does not see the worth of our children in the same light, then I wish them well as they do business somewhere else.”

Graham praised Forest’s words. “He couldn’t be more right! We need more politicians across the country with this kind of backbone,” the evangelist wrote. “Pray for the N.C. governor, lieutenant governor, and legislators that they stand strong against the attacks of this wicked agenda.”

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