|Protests at Live Oak High School over the|
American flag , freedom of expression is
being challenged along with freedom
of speech .
IN the AMERICAN system we seem to have a list of words that YOU CAN' T use or else YOUR A BIGOT . If your "white" you will fall under that category , get a label . OK , I know that you can't say "fire" in public in a building , or something like that . ( 2) You can't say the " F" word and let alone the " N" word . So the letters in between F & N are a bit far apart from the usual language with out insulting ANY ONE! American society now …. People these days seem to get "upset" so easily that if you engage in a conversation , and you get mad , and say something your sorry later , you just might be led away in a paddy wagon followed by paparazzi . ( 4) I know that the average white American might deserve this impediment because "past" actions . (1)You can't expect to stop a gangster rapper from not using the N word because he grew up with it's shadow . Nor can't you say anything against Gays , and yes they have an"F" word as well that you can't cuss in public either . Things however are getting ridiculous , Now that we’ve been appropriately and politically correctly subdued, word Nazis are going to take it quite a few steps further. Here are the top ten words and phrases you can’t use anymore in “polite conversation:”1. Ghetto. As in “That neighborhood is so ghetto.”2. Crazy. “You’re crazy”3. Girl. Apparently if referring to .4. Gypped. This comes from the word “Gypsy.”5. Wuss. Since this means the person is effeminate or doing something effeminate, it’sverboten 6. Lame. Originally it meant crippled, er … handicapped … or “Differently Abled.”7. Derp (this appears to be a term to mean something dumb, from “”)8. Spaz. I guess people who twitch a lot, or are spastic, might be offended.9. Handicapped. The PC Police made up this Recently Great Britain. British politician Paul Weston was recently arrested because a campaign speech he gave contained quotes from Winston Churchill on the reality of radical Islam. Specifically, he was “arrested on suspicion of religious or racial harassment.” (You can read the “hateful” Churchill quote here. ) IT get's worse , besides not using certain words that might offend certain people , or groups . You can't no longer show love for your country , the American flag is being "outlawed" in certain public places as well because it offends certain minorities . (3) Via The Blaze: Officials at a Northern acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican independence celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit said the officials’ concerns of racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday.The author of Animal , George Orwell also predicted this special treatment for any group or individual who will claim to be offended. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on that day. How did we ever get to a place where school administrators would allow the passions of students celebrating a Mexican holiday to be more important than celebrating pride in America? They anticipated the bullying of the majority by groups of the “oppressed.” After all Cinco de Mayo is NOT an American holiday. at least last time I checked! The fear of words is rational because words are powerful. But censorship is generally the response of irrational fear by powerful people. Censorship is one of the tools of powerful people or groups. History is replete with tyranny-censoring criticism, for censorship is the tool of fear: fear of ideas; fear of truth; fear of words.
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
(1) Taking care when choosing the correct word in a different language is one thing (“negro,” for the record, is the the color “black” in Portuguese), but what happens when your political or religious views prevent you from speaking, for fear of retribution? What happens when having a different suddenly becomes considered “hateful?” (2) Honestly the "F" word and " N" word are offensive.Curiously back in the 1960's & 1970's there was a "campaign" in public schools, media to try to eradicate the word . Shamefully today the "F" word has gotten a social footing in almost every publication , and is appearing as if it is no longer slang . Feminist's are also using the word more than any other group . The "N" word soon will be more socially acceptable like the F word because of rap music permeating our society . (3) Public schools are allowed to limit students' expression of free speech if they can come up with a good enough reason. Sometimes that means controlling what goes in the school newspaper. Sometimes it means suspending a kid from wearing a Pepsi T-shirt on the day that Coca Cola executives visited the school. Here, it meant preventing a kid from wearing a t-shirt that, in the eyes of the school, could have lead to violence. (4). In regards to the Couch Sterling story , in my last post I was trying to decimate how figures of speech is being misread by the media . I am sure that Couch Sterling use of the word " black" sent a fire storm and allegations of " racism" . Can't be possible that in our American society that we are developing into some kind of totalitarian regime that "censors" speech because it is going to offend certain individuals . I have noted that Couch Sterling did use not use "N" word in the private conversation with his girlfriend . I don't think anyone said dismiss the comments, but stop acting like he has committed a crime. It is not a crime to be stupid and say stupid things - whether those stupid things offend black people, Jewish people, gay people, or cats. We can all disagree with something someone else said, but we cannot make it criminal and take away his property because we disagree. I listened to the TMZ recording enough this afternoon to say that the whole conversation is being misread , and read in the wrong way . Sterling's girlfriend seems to be the one goading the conversation toward race. You know I am getting sick of how our American society is trying to please everyone ,with out offending, Use of the term “black” dates to the 1960s and 1970s and the civil rights movement. The Black Power movement advocated strongly for the use of “black” to replace the outdated “negro,” and many Americans of African ancestry started to embrace the term. Others preferred “Afro American,” an early blending of “African” and “American.” In the 1980s, “African American” began to see common usage, and the term quickly became very popular.The argument for saying “black” is that it is a term which refers purely to skin color, recognizing the fact that people from Africa come in a variety of shades and hues. Using “black” also allows people to distinguish between Americans with slave ancestors, who may not have a close connection with Africa, and recent immigrants from Africa. This term also includes Americans of slave ancestry who immigrated from the Caribbean, as these individuals may feel more closely connected to places like Haiti or Jamaica than Africa.