The Outsider: Should you really be thinking that?
|By Will Jones - The Outsider | March 29, 2018|
Winston Churchill was a racist ... a new film and another scandal. That’s when I couldn’t take it anymore; this
damned political correctness gone totally mad. Now, he may well have been a racist but he was also the guy that championed the fight against Hitler, the most infamous racist ever. But, Hitler was supposedly a vegetarian, so we best not pick on him, for fear of upsetting his touchy-feely meat-free feelings.
Ha ha. I can see some of you bristling at my last comment but hold on to your hats because I too was a
vegetarian for a long while and as such I feel I have some say in what insults can be thrown at the lettuce munchers amongst us. If you choose to buck the trend then be ready for a bit of flak and have a comeback. Something about pigs liking to roll around in their own feces often silences an avid bacon eater.
Putting the poo tainted pork aside, there may be a few of you who are upset because I used the words ‘he’ and
‘him’ in my first tirade. Hitler may have been gender neutral and my words far too gender specific for today’s ultra-inclusive society. Or perhaps he was a merciless slaughtering shithead, but, oh, I wouldn’t want to offend.
Get this, it was crazy sock day at Little Z’s school last week. It was crazy sock day all over the place in support of Down syndrome day. A fun way to raise awareness of a common genetic disorder, or so I thought. But no, my lovely wife tells me that some folks are offended because of the use of the word ‘crazy’. Not folks who have dependents with Down syndrome. No, those guys were joining in and wearing crazy socks. But some do-gooding idiots (sorry people) took it upon themselves to be holier than thou and be offended by a word on behalf of a section of our society. And then be offended that we weren’t offended.
I work, for the most part, on a construction site where no one minces their words and we are often reminded
that ‘feelings should be left at home.’ I work with a black guy, a fat guy, a ginger guy, a couple of old guys and even some Conservatives but no one is perfect. There is a young Syrian guy coming to work with us, too, and so long as he ‘leaves his feelings at home’ he’ll have a great time. Words utterly unsuitable for public consumption are bandied around with relish, insults are thrown and mock threats uttered, but they are all in good fun and because we are not a bunch of politically correct worriers no offense is taken and everyone has a fine time. We are good old boys (even the Conservatives) and believe it or not, we all have loved ones at home who are not outraged at our every utterance.
Churchill may have been less than perfect but he fought for our freedom and our right to be who we want to be,
so let’s not tarnish his name and let’s not get caught up in a whirlwind of political correctness either because it’s
affecting all of us, you, your friends, family and #metoo.
WILL JONES - is The Outsider