Our society has pulled off quite the paradoxical feat, being at once tolerant of rampant, base vulgarity and sensitive to the slightest slur. It's much like the Orwellian "doublethink," wherein one can hold two opposing ideas at the same time, believing both to be true.Martin Luther King would be so proud - NOT!
This week's cashiering of the captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise for making "raunchy" videos on the giant aircraft carrier a few years ago when he was the ship's executive officer illustrates the current extreme sensitivity to anything politically incorrect being said by someone not a member of a protected group.
Protected groups are the designated victims of things insensitive. Victim classes include blacks, Latinos, women, the handicapped, gays, lesbians, transsexuals, Native Americans and — come to think of it — everybody except white men.
Friday, January 7, 2011
The Macho Response Sincerely Hopes You're All Proud Of Yourselves (You're The Torturers Now)
What we like most is the mind-warping thought this is "sophisticated" behavior, and acting like it's normal: