Monday, October 20, 2014

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World....

OK, so I borrowed the title from the movie. But in today's society of political correctness being taken to the extreme it's very fitting. People with radical political beliefs, on either side, are called right-wing and/or left-wing extremists. I'm creating a new category: Political correctness extremists (PC extremists). Let's take a look at what some of them are doing these days.

In San Antonio, in the name of political correctness, the city council decided that all public bathrooms will now be coed, or gender neutral. If a man who "identifies as a woman" wants to use a women's restroom he would be allowed. And vice-versa. This decision was meant to help those who have gender identity issues feel better about themselves in public. Public opposition to the change caused the openly homosexual mayor to subpoena the sermons of area pastors to see if they are preaching against homosexuality or any other behavior they (the pastors) deem inappropriate.

In California some school systems have done the same thing with the school bathrooms. They are allowing girls to use the boys room and boys to use the girls room in the name of gender identity political correctness. And these are elementary school kids.

A couple of years ago the Army manual was changed to include a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

The Obama administration has removed all references to Islam from counter-terrorism training manuals and documents. He has decided that regardless of what terrorists claim they "are not Islamic."

The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission says it is illegal for employers to discriminate against criminals (in other words - illegal not to hire them) because it "has a disproportionate impact on minorities." Really?

Eight states have passed laws that allow people in the country illegally (illegal immigrants for those who don't much care about PC) to obtain legal driver's licenses even though they're not supposed to be here. In California, one particular case made the news. A 35 year old illegal immigrant applied for a driver's license and was initially refused. He had recently graduated law school and passed the bar exam. The State Bar of California sent a letter to the state Supreme Court explaining why the man should receive a driver's license even though he was in the country illegally.

"Sergio Garcia, 35, of Chico, Calif., has met the rules for admission, including passing the bar exam and the moral character review, and his lack of legal status in the United States should not automatically disqualify him," the letter stated. I guess the part about being here illegally screams of moral character.

Nearly 75% of black babies in the United States are born to unwed mothers but it is not politically correct to point out that fact and infer that there is something wrong with that truth.

At one high school in California it has been deemed inappropriate for students to wear United States flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The state Supreme Court upheld the school's ruling.

According to the PC extremists it is now politically incorrect for white people to use words like "Chicago", "food stamps", "inner city", "states' rights", "golf", "welfare", "tax cuts", "Sharia law", and "illegal alien." These words are said to be "sneaky racist white code words" by the PC crowd.

Small business owners throughout the country are being forced to not only recognize same sex couples but to embrace and accommodate them and their wishes regardless of the personal religious beliefs of the business owners. There have been several cases where Christian business owners have been found guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide a product or service for same sex marriages based on their Christian beliefs. Some of these lower court decisions were made after the Supreme Court decision concerning the Affordable Care Act and religious beliefs. The business owners, however, cannot afford to take their cases to the Supreme Court and one has since closed its doors because of the ruling.

A Washington college said their non-discrimination policy prevents them from stopping a transgender man from exposing himself to young girls inside a women’s locker room, according to a group of concerned parents.
The inspiration for today's post was an article I read about a couple of school systems in Australia that are changing the words to the children's song "Baa Baa Black Sheep" because of "concerns over the racial connotations of 'black,' and to reflect a multicultural community." Seriously?

It gets worse. Teachers in Melbourne, Australia, are considering changing the words "one for the little boy who lives down the lane" because "it could be deemed sexist."

I realize that the changes in Australia don't affect us but how long will it be before someone here gets the same idea?

The world has gone mad. The PC extremists are so concerned with making everything and everyone equal that they're trying to do away with personal morals, personal responsibility, religious (Biblical Christian) beliefs, and common decency in the name of tolerance and equality, much to the detriment of society. They're working hard to create a Godless society in what was founded as a nation of freedoms, both personal and religious. And it seems they're succeeding.

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