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Monday, June 23, 2008

Preemptive Liberalism Insanity in the UK

I'm just not surprised by these stories anymore.

First, Scottish grade school kids are prohibited from making Father's Day cards so as not to offend the children of single mothers and lesbians.
The politically correct policy was quietly adopted at schools "in the interests of sensitivity" over the growing number of lone-parent and same-sex households.

It only emerged after a large number of fathers failed to receive their traditional cards and handmade gifts.

Family rights campaigners last night condemned the policy as "absurd" and argued that it is marginalizing fathers, but local authorities said teachers need to react to "the changing pattern of family life".
Mother's Day cards are still allowed. The school board had nothing to say when asked about children living with single fathers or gay men.

And then there was this: Council bans 'brainstorming' and replaces the term with 'thought showers'
Brainstorming, first coined in the 1890s, was used by psychiatrists to refer to severe nervous attacks. And although since the 1940s it has meant a meeting to produce new ideas, councilors are concerned it may prove offensive to epileptics.

The National Society for Epilepsy said this was unlikely. It surveyed members three years ago to ask whether they found the phrase offensive.

Spokesman Amanda Cleaver said: 'The answer was a resounding No. It certainly wasn't deemed offensive at all. People thought it was a great word to describe the coming together and discussion of ideas.'

But diversity officers [e.g. thought police-ed] at Tunbridge Wells borough council are standing firm. Personnel chief Val Green said: 'We take equality and diversity issues very seriously. It is important to us not to offend people and we are sorry if through trying to avoid this, we have indeed caused offense to the very people we were trying not to offend.
These sort of stories demonstrate the absolute arrogance of the "compassionate" Liberal. "I know what's best for you, even though I never asked your opinion."

This is the same type of condescending preemptive Liberalism that is pissing off so many moderate Muslims in the UK, and at the same time, enabling and encouraging radicals. It's lose-lose! What the hell are these people thinking!?

A few points Leftists/Liberals do not seem to understand (or choose to ignore):

1. Some people have more talent than others. Some work harder than others.
I understand the socialist view that all should work for the common good and prosperity, but this philosophy breaks down in the face of Human nature: "Why should I work hard while others don't and enjoy the same benefits as I do, and they do nothing?"

There used to be a saying in the Soviet Union: "We will pretend to work as long as they pretend to pay us."

2. Being a minority is not a handicap in The West.
In a modern Western society, being a minority of any sort is an advantage. Preferred treatment in employment, education, taxes, welfare... Even not allowing gay people to marry is an advantage. Seriously.

You want to go on and on about how you don't have the right to a state-sanctioned union with somebody? Yeah, that's right... you are bitching about the government not being allowed to regulate your relationship. Think about it.

3. "Right-Wing Christians" are not going to overthrow the US or UK government.
V for Vendetta was a feature film, not a docudrama.

4. Apologizing for Islam while denigrating Judaism and Christianity will not stop Muslim violence in Europe-or anywhere.

Worth a repost:


Blogger Sra Scherzophrenic said...

Well said, Tommy. I used to live in KC. Well, actually, I was born there, but my sis lives in OP. I like how you think. I clicked over here from LGF

6/24/2008 1:46 AM  
Blogger Venjanz said...

Thanks for your comment. Sra.

6/24/2008 2:17 AM  

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