Just a Girl Lost 2

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On Political Correctness & Civility

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Seems that those in our society who are most liberal and seemingly open-minded, are also the most sensitive and ‘politically correct’ (easily offended) when it comes to their ‘feelings’.  They get the vapors, sob, throw tantrums and bully in the same breath.  It’s a bit insane when looked at as an adult, wait, those ARE adults, right??

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“The term “political correctness” has always appalled me, reminding me of Orwell’s “Thought Police” and fascist regimes.”

~ Helmut Newton

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And that same group…the mainstream media, many of the academic elite and ,many ‘hollywood’ types (celebrities) seem to have ZERO decorum or manners when it comes to their treatment of those they deem ‘unworthy’ or in their mind ‘evil’.  (The recent AMA’s ugly tirades and mocking bullying and the ‘polite’ rudeness during the show Hamilton on Broadway, as examples)

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“When once the forms of civility are violated, there remains little hope of return to kindness or decency.”

– Samuel Johnson

I hope one day, very soon, we as a society find a happy medium…
Somewhere between tactful petulance and childlike integrity.
As for me, I continue to read viable, reputable news sources.
I continue to look beyond the obvious and what the ‘world’ sees
as ‘good’ because their reality is usually warped and selfish.
I continue to rely on logic, not emotion when it comes to
deciding what is the truth and what is falsity.
I continue to pray for wisdom and guidance in every
aspect of my life, not only as a woman, but most importantly
as a mother.
All I can do is try to keep it simple, sane and hopefully unsanctimonious
One day at a time.
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©justagirllost2

 

 

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Author: justagirllost2

Just a girl lost in some ways, found in others. Writing my thoughts, ideas, dreams, realities, pieces of me... not all pretty~ definitely real. I'm a mother with faith in God's divine providence that my mistakes and selfishness, my immaturity and past are all part of a journey. That all is never what it seems. That good will always claim victory and there is a plan beyond what human eyes and our fallen natures can see. My three children are my miracles, my life, my blessing and they inspire me to be a better woman and human being. I hope that you and I share and learn from each other in the beauty and reality of life on this ever evolving journey. xo ~ This is a place without masks~ without broken glass paths ~ This is a place to be free To be me~Just a girl lost XxX

6 thoughts on “On Political Correctness & Civility

  1. You know, for the longest time, I only thought of George Carlin as a mouth full of 4-letter words, but after reading some of his serious thoughts, and then reading more, I have come to see him as a quite serious intellectual, disguised as a cynical comic. As for today’s society…., I have little respectful to say about any political parties, or any of the governmental agencies. I say this after having been a government employee for most of 3o years. As for me, what this country needs are a few good men and women who can use their God-given intellect !!! 🙂

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    • George Carlin is a bit before my time, I never really have listened to him, but I definitely knew he was a comedic legend. I think that many of the greatest comics are very astute and quite intellectual. It takes a brilliant mind to make cynicism funny and to bring truths to every man. 30 years, wow. You must be a treasure trove of knowledge. You have been in the belly of the beast. 🙂 I agree, God-given intellect is needed. I know there are so many good men and women out there. We just have to help get them in office and hold them accountable. Thank you for reading me and for your fabulous insights. Have a wonderful evening, my friend. 🙂

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  2. I am very moderate and will vote cross ticket depending on who is most qualified. Also, I hate the discussion of politics on blogs. It tends to destroy friendships and otherwise valuable connections. One of the things that I have noticed is that right tends to brand anyone that might vote for a Democrat as a liberal, elitist, etc. I think this is just wrong. We need people that will work hard to solve problems in our society using facts, data, innovation, collaboration and compromise. And one thing I know for certain is that we can’t rely on private enterprise to do this. Private enterprise is here to take our money, not to make lives better for all Americans. This is why we created public schools, social security and Medicare. Now after this election, where race baiting was used heavily in the most destructive and disrespectful manner, many are honestly concerned. And they have legitimate reason to be concerned based on the appointments that have been made.

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    • I understand what you are saying, and I was only speaking of the far-left. I should have been clearer. I disagree about the private sector. I believe that competition is a good thing and the public schools in my state at least, quite dismal. I don’t believe the fed. govt. has a great track record on social security either. That being said, I do see how many could have concerns. That is why I make sure that I get my information from reputable sources and I do my own research. I agree, politics can be very divisive and it takes maturity and kindness to be able to keep discussions civil. 🙂

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      • Thank you. Part of the difference is geography. I live in Minnesota (not Paris) and our schools, roads and health care system are excellent. I have also seen the corruption and greed of the executives of United Health, which is headquartered only a few miles from my home, so I am very distrustful. Ultimately, I think the best answers are a blend of alternatives. Thank you for your kind response.

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      • I do think a blend could be good alternatives, yes. I’ve been lucky, went to private (Catholic) schools all my life and so do my kids. I think school choice would be a good thing for public schools here. Too bad not all of humanity was unselfish and altruistic, yes? 🙂 Thank you for your kind response also. I hope you have a fabulous day!

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