Sunday, August 5, 2012

Being a Commodore 64 in a PC world

I'm really over this hypersenstivity in America today. It makes no sense! When I was young, the saying was 'Sticks & stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.' What happened to that? Why must I change my way of speaking to make you feel better about yourself? So I can be called out to be a bully?

I've never been good at talking politically correct. I tried, in the 90's. Honest! Everyone was doing it. It was cool. I found myself having to talk more to get an idea across because I had to make sure I didn't offend anybody. How dreadfully boring! I like to speak quick & to the point. If I don't, I ramble.

But now it's gotten to the point, you might offend someone that's not even in the conversation or really care about your opinion. PC-ism is to protect everyone's feelings, right? Or is it about control?

Here's an example of what I'm talking about. About 5 years ago, I watched this comedian's routine. I wish I could remember his name, but I love the story just the same. He liked to use the words 'retard' or 'retarded in his show. After his show one night, an audience member came up to him, and said, 'You shouldn't use words like that. That will hurt the people with Down Syndrome feelings. They don't like to be called that.' His response was, " 'Really? Let's go ask Timmy. Hey, Timmy, what do you want to called?' 'Pickle!' " Timmy doesn't seem to care. He just wants to play & have fun.

Why are protecting people who don't want or don't need it?

Here's an another hypersenstivity becoming bullying tactic. Last week, I just signed onto Twitter & saw my friend was in a Twitter fight. So I added my two cents. The guy said he had a superior IQ & thus smarter than my friend. I let him know that IQ is not on a scale from 1-100, so the 86 that he scored wasn't really that good. Then for the next 22 hours, I was called a bigot, a bully, and gay basher. I was also told by many of them 'attacking' me that my God was just an imaginary friend. This all started when I made a sarcastic remark not knowing what the whole conversation. That was about 11 pm on a Sunday night. I left the discussion 2 hours later to go to sleep. When I signed back into Twitter Monday night, I found out I was still being harassed.

During that whole discussion, I found that these so-called victims were just verbal bullies. Not only that, the guy that started it all, blocked me. I find that hilarious. He started the fight, but couldn't handle truth, so he blocked me and others that night.

One last thing, I post things on Facebook, mainly internet political memes. Everytime I post anything that does not fit the liberal way of thinking, I get personally attacked. I think its funny. The "We're tolerant of everything as long as you agree with us" mentality is just absurd! If you don't think like them, you can have anything thrown at you. Most of the time, it mundane like saying you're naive or racist. Sometimes it's exetreme like wishing rape & murder on you.

But, I'm the bully.

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