Posts tagged ‘Political Correctness’

November 18, 2012

From The ‘Melting Pot’ To A ‘Boiling Pot’

by lewwaters

A post I originally wrote elsewhere on October 4, 2007. Since then, Democrats took full control of the country for 2 years and still retain the White House and Senate. We continue down the slide Seen 5 years ago.

In 1908 a Jewish immigrant from England named Israel Zangwill penned a play titled “The Melting Pot.” The play itself has long been forgotten, but the message it instilled is heard to this day. It portrayed that all immigrants could be transformed into Americans, blending cultures and together achieving a Republic and building of a nation like no other before in man’s history.

A portion of our citizens were denied access to the Melting Pot dream for over half of the twentieth century, but as happens in a growing nation, the correction came and they were also able to take part in the dream of being an American fully.

Seeing that some of our citizens were denied access to the Melting Pot, other citizens deemed the Melting Pot dead or a myth and started pushing for what we now see as “multiculturalism.” Lost in this push is the unique Americanism that built the nation and elevated it to the greatness she held for a short time.

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July 30, 2012

Clackamas Town Center Rethinks Banning American Flag

by lewwaters

To say people were shocked to hear that a major shopping Mall, Clackamas Town Center in Oregon, had informed the operator of a Kiddie Train that he must remove the American Flag he had placed on the train, due to it being “against policy” would be a gross understatement. To think that a local and popular shopping venue would jump on the bandwagon of anti-American flag hysteria was not only unthinkable, but caused a huge uproar in both Oregon and Southwest Washington, from where many drive the 20 miles or more to shop and dine at mall establishments.

A KATU-News Report posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012 told us that Thomas Phelps, manager of the children’s train at the mall, said he was “being forced to remove flags that he uses to decorate the train ride.” Phelps, a Vietnam Veteran, was told displaying the flag was “unapproved visuals.”

I am left to ponder just when did the flag of our nation that has proudly flown and carried into many battles fighting for freedom and liberty around the world become an “unapproved visual” in America?

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May 17, 2012

Oregon Board of Education Stuck on Stupid!

by lewwaters

Stupid is as stupid does!

A well know line from Forest Gump and very adequately describes the latest idiocy to come out of our neighbors to the south, Oregon’s Board of Education.

Oregon is well known for trying to out-liberal even the most liberal areas of the country, but the Board of Education really showed some ignorance and in my mind, stupidity today.

At issue is Oregon bans Native American mascots in schools!

“The Oregon Board of Education has voted to require Oregon schools to retire their Native American mascots within five years or risk losing state funding.”

“The vote Thursday gives Oregon some of the nation’s toughest restrictions on American Indian nicknames, mascots and logos.”

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January 8, 2011

“Gender Neutral” Parentage?

by lewwaters

Political Correctness has attained a new low (height to some) that has Gay Activists applauding the State Departments decision to revamp Passport Applications with the deletion of the designation “mother” and “father” under parents and to soon be designated as “parent one” and “parent two.”

A Fox News article states the State Department website noted: “These improvements are being made to provide a “gender neutral” description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families.”

Brenda Sprague, deputy assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services said, “We find that with changes in medical science and reproductive technology that we are confronting situations now that we would not have anticipated 10 or 15 years ago.”

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December 20, 2010

“Forgive the expression, ‘A Christmas Party’?”

by lewwaters

How ridiculous that the assault on Christmas is now an expression requiring a request for forgiveness when spoken on air by NPR reporter Nina Totenberg.

VIDEO

The transcript of her words, spoken in a broadcast discussion over the recently defeated Omnibus Bill,

“I want to say one thing about the budget that didn’t get passed, the omnibus bill. You know, we talk a lot about – we just passed this huge tax cut in part because business said, you know, we have to plan, we have to know what kind of tax cuts we have. Well, these agencies, including the Defense Department, don’t know how much money they’ve got and for what. And I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party at the Department of Justice and people actually were really worried about this. These are law enforcement people don’t know exactly what kind of money they can spend for what.”

Will John Laird or Lou Brancaccio pick up on this blurb and editorialize on how silly her words are? Don’t hold your breath.

After all, haven’t we been told that it is us who are being silly and creating a problem where none exists?

Will “Christmas” one day be transformed into “Expletive Deleted” by the politically correct media types?

H/T Newsbusters.com

January 14, 2010

Pentagon to Scapegoat Officers Over Fort Hood Shooting

by lewwaters

As many suspected would happen, 5 to 8 Army officer may have been selected to be the scapegoats over Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s murderous rampage in November 2009 that left 13 people dead and many wounded.

As is being reported in the Los Angeles Times, “[the] officers are expected to face discipline for failing to take action” against Hasan “over a series of behavioral and professional problems in the years leading up to the November rampage.”

Why don’t they instead release what the real problem was, Political Correctness?

We all know had anyone leveled complaints against Hasan, they would have been drummed out of the Military for violating his Civil Rights and displaying Islamophobia.

If not drummed out, all would have been reprimanded, effectively ending their careers and subjected to “sensitivity training.”

We are not only facing a brutal enemy on the battlefield today, but an internal enemy that leaves our Military fearful of doing the jobs we train and pay them for.

How can we expect our Military to do their jobs when they must also face scorn for calling a spade a spade?

If anybody needs placed on trial alongside Hasan, it is all those politicians who dumbed down the Army to allow substandard training and less that reliable people to join in.

It is the Politically Correctness of society that was forced off onto the Army that needs tried!