- Jul 15, 2003
In general I agree, but at some point things really do affect you and if you are a grown up you have to stand up and fight for your beliefs or way of life, else somebody comes along (like a bully) and try to take things away from you.Thats a pretty pithy clip.
I like to think that I'm fairly inclusive and non judgmental. I'm also pretty old and forgetful. If I call people something they don't want to be called its because I either didn't remember them telling me what they wanted to be called or because I can't be arsed to keep up with what the latest acceptable thing is. Hell I only just found out that "Oriental" isn't OK to describe people or things from the Orient. I'm not entirely sure why but if it pisses people off I'll try not to use it. I'm assuming that Asian and European is still OK.
I've found that being wrong about stuff is fine. Being stubborn about stuff isn't. And if someone wants to pick a fight with you about something daft it's just best to walk away.
Your right to be offended is obviously not important, because that's not actually a right. Your right to say what you want and not have someone or a group censor you is definitely a right worth fighting over. But at this particular time no one in America is actually being censored. There's a fuckload of whiny bitches running around crying about being censored, and they lack any proof. But they love whining because it gets them attention, and really what they want is attention. Fun fact: You also don't have the right to attention. That's not in the constitution or any amendment. Nowhere.
Attention gets you people, people who may agree with you, or fight for you. And that's power. Really what the whiners want is power by getting attention and influence. You ever notice these days there's a fuckload of Americans saying really vile or weird or crazy shit on the internet? They are ultimately looking for power and control, and there's too much competition.