That’s right folks! You’d better not be proud of being an American in America! You might offend some people! At least according to a high school in Colorado!
First of all, let me say that I am totally and completely disgusted with political correctness! I always have been! It is nothing but a form of lying! Saying things that you don’t really mean, or not saying things that you really do mean, because you’re told that it’s “politically correct”! And you have been told that you cannot be politically incorrect, because you’re a bad person if you say anything that’s not politically correct! You’re evil and you don’t care about people! That’s how you’re made to feel by the sheeple!
And what does being “politically correct” actually mean, anyway? Think it through…..
It actually means, “not offending those who are in a minority”. And it doesn’t matter what that minority is. It could be an ethnic minority, or a sexual preference, or a religious choice (even including atheism), or whatever.
Of course it’s not good to offend people, just for the sake of offending them. But to avoid speaking truths, because those truths might offend someone, is to stifle free speech and it is telling lies when you say what you do not believe to be the truth! And now, it has gotten so bad, that you cannot thank Jesus on graduation day, because you might offend the two Muslims, or the one Atheist in the audience! You cannot say that homosexual sex is a sin, because there might be a homosexual who finds out that you said it a week later!
It’s all simply ridiculous! Me? I won’t have any part in it, as you can tell. And anyone who knows me, knows that I say publicly, what I write. I don’t go out of my way to attack, nor to insult anyone. But if there’s a conversation about homosexual sex and someone asks me what I think; I will tell them that I believe it is a sin. The question is; Do you have the guts to do the same? Or are you too afraid that someone might give you “the look”?
But I mean, why are you afraid of a look anyway? Or even what somone might say to you? They can attack you for your belief, but you cannot speak what you believe? Huh???
And so what if they don’t like you any more and try to ostracize you. Let me ask you this; If you do not agree with the core beliefs of these people and on top of that, they’re going to berate you for yours, then why would you want to care whether or not these people like you, or are your friends? Are they really your friends anyway?! And are you that desperate for people to like you?
How about you just speak the truth as you see it and if other people do not like it, then they do not have to be around you. I know that I certainly don’t seek out people to hang out with, who hate what I believe and insult my belief system! Why do you (if you do)?
America is about the right to believe what you want to and to speak up about it! But while the workplace for example may not be the place to have such a debate, neither is it the place that people should attack you because of what you believe. Just remember this simple fact; The liberals are the loudest when it comes to preaching “tolerance”. Except, that is, when you disagree with them! And then, all of the sudden, the shouting and berating against you starts! Liberals may preach tolerance, but what they actually mean is, as long as you agree with their world view!
And an example of the political correctness crap, as well as the “tolerant until” that I brought up above, came about at a Colorado high school and the students there are accusing officials of rejecting an effort they waged, simply to honor the United States with a special day devoted to celebrating American heritage.
Now excuse me, but I thought that’s what Americans are supposed to do! But I guess it’s only politically correct to promote the celebration of every country except America, while in America! It’s apparently better to celebrate East Ugunamoar, or whatevr, because one person from there lives in America.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with different ethnic groups being proud of their heritage. But I do think that there’s something wrong with saying that you can’t celebrate America in America. I mean, where was it that these people wanted to move to, after all? And what about the peopl born here? They can’t celebrate the nation that they were born in? And all these other countries can call on America for help, but Americans can’t celebrate America?
Parents and students spoke with commentator Todd Starnes about this. But guess what? They would only do it on the condition of anonymity. They were afraid of a backlash from the school system, because they spoke out about the subject! I guess it’s no longer “politically correct” to think that free speech is in the 1st Amendment!
They told him that their request for “‘Merica Monday,” an event during which they hoped to inspire their classmates to dress in red, white and blue, was turned down by Fort Collins High School administrators, over fears that “some might be offended”.
The students hoped the day could be integrated into next week’s Winter Spirit Week, but their dreams were reportedly dashed by school officials.
“They said they didn’t want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants. They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable”, a student council member told Starnes.
Another student leader said; “They said they didn’t want to be exclusive to any other country”.
Taking these concerns into consideration, the students reportedly proposed an alternative: “My Country Monday”.
They changed the focus of the event to put it on individual students’ home countries, allowing everyone (even non-Americans) to participate. According to the students, this was also banned.
“We were confused why we couldn’t do one day that was for America”, a student said.
A spokesperson for the Poudre School District did admit to rejecting the initial “Merica Day” celebration, but both students and parents say that the response does not tell the whole story!
“Building administration met with the students to discuss the inconsistency of this day versus the other planned theme days, including PJ Day and Twin Day. The students then suggested changing the first day to ‘My Country Monday’ and the administration agreed. This theme day allows students to showcase their pride in America and for international students, their country of origin.”
Here’s my take… If you’re not proud to be here, then go back to where you came from! I mean, why the hell did you come here?! Just to berate my country?! If anyone has a problem with “Merica Monday”, then they shouldn’t be here!
Now that’s not to blame any immigrants. I mean, in truth, maybe none of them would be offended. This is to take the school officials to task, over their concern about this! And the things that I said above, while they do apply to any immigrant that would take that attitude, they’re mor a statement of the logic that I would share with the school officials, for what they should apply (albeit more politely) with any immigrant that had a problem with “Merica Monday”.
In truth, my feeling is that probably every single immigrant there would have been amped to celebrate “Merica Monday”, being thankful for the great nation that harbored them and gave them a better way of life (if they didn’t think it was, then they probably wouldn’t be here, right?)! And I think that the school officials are taking this political correctness crap way too far!!!
Let me put this plainly; When your political correctness takes you so far, that you tell people that they can’t celebrate America IN AMERICA, then you have taken it WAY, WAY too far!!!
And FYI, Starnes said that parents and students told him that the school district had initially rejected “My Country Day”, until he (Starnes) began to inquire about it, to try to learn more about what was going on. The students said that it was then reinstated!
Protesters showed up outside the school Tuesday, voicing outrage over the decision to ban the pro-America observance (reported by KMGH-TV). About a dozen people were outside the school around 9 a.m., waving flags and making their frustrations known.
Gee, imagine that! American citizens, upset over the banning of a day celebrating America! :)
How much ya wanna bet that there were immigrated Americans taking part in this protest as well? Being Colorado, maybe not as many as in say, New York or something, but we all know the number is not Zero! And yet they still had a hard time getting the message and were cautious about it? Huh? Hello?!? :)
Now here’s the funniest part! You ready for this? :)
By mid-morning, principal Mark Eversole had issued an email to parents apologizing over the fact that the school’s ban on “Merica Monday” had been seen as unpatriotic.
Ya think that’s how they saw it?! Hahahahaha!!!
Of course, trying to avoid admitting to being the idiots that they were, the officials claimed that they felt that “merica” was a slang term that is “often used in a negative stereotypical way to describe life in the United States”.
Yea, right, sure that was it pal! Don’t worry, we believe you! :)
Eversole also claimed in the email, that the negative connotations are what led to discussions about finding an alternative event.
Uh, huh? That was the students involved who did that, to try to appease the school council, who apparently thought that bein a patriotic American is insulting to Americans!
The note also reportedly went on to say that “My Country Day”, the replacement for the original event, has now been renamed “America Day”.
But of course, that wasn’t due to the fact that the public revealed them as idiots.
Check out what they said next:
“We were surprised that our community interpreted our actions as anti-American. We are a proud public school in America and support many activities to celebrate our great nation. Due to this outpouring of sentiment and misinterpretation of our intentions, we have decided to rename the first day of ‘Spread the Love’ week to ‘America Day’, as opposed to ‘”Merica Day’.”.
So they were surprised? Yea right! Please! Bearing in mind that none of us are stupid enough to buy the “Merica = Offensive Slang” claim, tell me this;
If it was so offensive, how come “America Day” is just fine then? Huh guys?
Let’s face it! They took the “political correctness” crap just too damn far, they got taken to task and backed off! And nobody’s buying their story, so I think they need to just ‘fess up and get it over with! I mean, everybody knows what the truth is anyway! :)