I started this blog post a hundred times and every time I would write the first sentence I would read it and then pound on the backspace key.
I have strong opinions, so like many bloggers who believe they are imparting some profound wisdom the world has never heard (a legend in my own mind, I know), I grab my iPad and begin hammering out my thoughts with enthusiasm. I am truly excited to share my revelation on whatever topic I feel urged to write about. However, this time I find myself hesitating to write what I’m feeling because in today’s world there are lots of politically correct police and unless my worldview lines up with theirs I’m labelled a racist, a homophobe, intolerant, discriminatory ….. the list is endless.
There are some issues where I prefer to remain silent and proclaim …… Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys ….. I didn’t weigh on the Starbucks red holiday cups, the Bruce Jenner story nor Cecil the Lion …… just to name a few ….. because all of these issues are just absurd and highlight the ridiculousness of our world and things we choose to get all worked up about and demand social justice. But for the record, Starbucks never claimed to be a Christian organization so what does it matter what’s on their cups? Bruce Jenner playing dress up does not make him a hero or woman of the year, it’s just a slap in the face to truly courageous people and woman everywhere. Regarding Cecil the lion, however sad the story may be, is the unfortunate death of a single lion and yet social media lite up and called for a public lynching of the dentist.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in both Paris and Beirut I wonder how long we are going to continue to be politically correct. As long as we remain politically correct we will never be able to come up with a solution to fighting ISIS. You can never get to the root cause of any issue without talking about the elephant in the room. For every person that claims Islam is a religion of peace, I can find another one who oppose that view and say it’s a religion of violence. Which is it? Because it can’t be both …… In our effort to be politically correct and not wanting to offend anyone or risk being called an Islamophobe we have stopped having meaningful, truthful conversations. These are the only conversations that are going to help us gain a better understanding of the situation. So that together we can all stop living in fear of the next terrorist attack.
The world has become so politically correct to the point of absurdity. Look at where being politically correct has gotten us …. instead of promoting freedom and equality, it has become a tool of oppression.