Ok, first off, this isn't an attack on PA or the silly goose rule. Although it did inspired it.
Im tired of our world not haven't the balls to say what we want to say. We live in fear of our own shadows, scared of offending anyone. We are afraid of political correctness. Before we go on, lets look at political correctness's definition. Wikipedia defines Political correctness as "a term denoting language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social offense in gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, handicap, and age-related contexts." Political is defined as "1: of or relating to government, a government, or the conduct of government b: of, relating to, or concerned with the making as distinguished from the administration of governmental policy. 2: of, relating to, involving, or involved in politics and especially party politics." in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. So "politically correct" isn't "politically correct". It should be "socially correct" or something right?
But before you grab your mind-control blocking tin hats, lets look at a case of political correctness that many know, Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays. 76.5% (159 million) of Americans claim to Christians. 60% of Americans prefer Merry Christmas over Happy Holidays. So why is Happy Holidays used by stores, TV channels, magazines, and the media? Because the 60% lost their voice. Too afraid that they would be seen as "bullies" and unfriendly, they let media take Christmas again and mess with it (Santa and commercialization of Christmas being the first time.) Political correctness is also used to made peoples' opinions seem wrong and even treasonous.
Dixie Chicks, a US country band, lead singer said at a concert in London "Just so you know, were on the good side with yall. We do not want this war, this violence, and were ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." This statement was her opinion but many Americans called it "unpatriotic". People burned their CDs, T-shirts, and anything Dixie Chicks. How many of those people like Bush now?
But maybe political correctness is political. Is it censorship in disguise? I believe so. Patrick Buchanan wrote in his book, The Death of the West, "Political Correctness is Cultural Marxism, a regime to punish dissent and to stigmatize social heresy as the Inquisition punished religious heresy. Its trademark is intolerance." Marxism is the base of Communism, the same government that failed in Russia (Soviet Union) and is in China. Buchanan says there that Political correctness is an attempt to make everyone thinking the same. Which is against the First Amendment in the US. The First Amendment protects us from being force to think the same. To say what we want as long that no one gets killed over it. Its the foundation of all amendments, in my opinion. To lose it is a lose freedom. Now I know that many of you are thinking "Samurai is a crazy hillbilly, backwards American loon", and guess what, I am, but its because I have the right to be a crazy hillbilly, backwards American loon. And I would like to keep them. And my children (God Bless Their Souls if I have any) to keep those rights. But everyday we let someone tell us we can't say something because it will offend anyone that hasn't grown up and realise that you have opinions and rights too is a lost to your freedom.
So what's your opinion? Is it correct to be Politically Correct?
Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.