How Political Correctness Destroys Communications

I had a very interesting experience the other day at the AT&T store. I stopped in to get some help and a young black technician assisted me. He was very polite, extremely intelligent and from somewhere in Africa. 

For those who haven’t noticed, I have very long blonde hair, and I will admit I get a lot of compliments on it, especially since I’m 75-years-old.

So what happened?  I’m glad you asked.

This young man, through a natural instinctual impulse, asked me about my long hair. He wanted to know if it was real, natural and what it felt like.

He said; “It looks like silk, may I touch it?” 

I said yes, please do and so he did. He told me he had never touched a white person’s hair before. “It feels so different than mine. Thank you for permitting me to learn.” 

Did you get that last key word? “LEARN”

Was it politically correct for me to allow him to answer his questions, or should I have denied him access as it would have been politically incorrect?

Know what? I don’t care whether it was or not, he was curious, polite and honest in wanting to know and understand. He formed no opinion of my whiteness or my politics, he merely communicated his desire to learn.

Why can’t we all do that? Why can’t we communicate our desires to learn about others?


I made a new friend at school. A brilliant and motivated young man who has physical challenges that make getting to and around the campus difficult, but he does it without help. As a matter of fact, he declines offers of help if he knows he can do something by himself.
He’s great to talk to but a little difficult for me to hear as I am going deaf, but believe me when I say, this young man has boundless wisdom and kickass determination to accomplish his goals. But he is always alone in his struggle because other students and many faculty members are too politically correct challenged to step up and communicate that they don’t understand what drives him and what he needs to excel. 
I believe that political correctness has made these people very insecure. They want to know, they want to understand, but they don’t dare ask.
It is because of this that my friend often sits alone, at a table in the library. When he sees me coming, his face lights up and get excited because I come to see him, to talk to him, to communicate with him, to make him feel a part of the student body, to let him know he is important. 
As we sit and talk, I often see other students furtively looking; I can sense their questions and insecurity. They too have challenges, they too need real friends, and they too, need to learn how to communicate as my friend does. But how?
Is it politically correct to invite oneself into another’s conversation? Sure, as long as you’re polite.Is it politically correct to ask about a person’s obvious physical challenges?Sure, if it’s done politely.Is it politically correct to offer assistance when concerned?Sure, if you see a need and ask if you might be able to assist. Is it politically correct to say, “I want to be your friend, will you be mine?” Who cares if it’s politically correct or not, making a new friend is more important than being politically correct. Is it politically correct to ask what causes a person’s challenges?Sure, my friend doesn’t want pity, he wants understanding and communications.
I wonder what would happen if those who sit and stare got up, walked over to my friend and said: “Hi, I’m …., may I ask you a question?” Would that be communicating, or would it be politically incorrect?












Today is Tomorrow, not Yesterday

As I watch the news lately I am amazed at what I see happening in my short lifetime. American, or perhaps I should say the world is facing a crisis brought on by the blatant manipulations of greedy people.

I see countries at war with one another over the most mundane of problems, but they’re not real wars, those are limited to a specific arena known to all as the Middle East.

The major war is for our minds, freedom, and identities. We are being attacked by the “Borg”, whose goal is to assimilate everyone. We are told we must be part of the “collective” for the good of the world, but I’ve yet seen, or for that matter, even read about a “collective” that was not controlled by the few.

We are seeing a massive pyramid scheme in play!

Think carefully, are the marchers from South-Central America people, or are they the bricks and mortar of the base for a new structure? Are they sacrificing their homes and lives for an unpromised better future, or have been financially manipulated to establish the foundation for a “better world” they may have no say in?

There are three major countries on our planet that are being attacked as I write this. Three major powers must succumb to the will of a few for the pyramid to be completed. Those countries are Russia, China, and America replete with corrupt officials who would sell their own relatives out to gain power; a power that will be very shortlived regardless of the overall outcome.

At this very moment, America, the most powerful country on Earth is being challenged at its very doorstep.

Why? Why is America being challenged first?

There are three basic reasons summed up in one word: Politicians.

  1. Our immigration and border control laws are weak.
  2. Our politicians enact the laws.
  3. We, the American taxpayers elect the politicians.

Do you see another pyramid?

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Question is it pronounced Wed nes day or Wendsday? 

Answer, does it really matter now? 

I guess it does matter to word perfectionists and “English” professors, but to the average American, I doubt it because it’s a dialectic and idiolectic thingy.

Dialect and Idiolect – two pretty cool words, but what do they have to do with how to pronounce Wednesday. 

Glad you asked!

I often see posts on Facebook telling people to vote to make English the official language of the USA and I wonder. I wonder why we would want to make a foreign language our official one? 

We, in the United States of America and it’s territories speak American English, not the Queen’s English of England. We gave that up long ago.

Last year, while helping a student with his dissertation on the topic of English as a Second Language (ESL), I did a little research of my own. I discover that there are over 1500 known dialects of English in the world ranging from the “Queen’s English” in the halls of Buckingham Palace to the Zulu English spoken in the Natal of Africa. In continental America alone, there are 350+ dialects from the Yankee northeast states to the Hispanic influenced Southwest and from the Scandinavian influenced North Central to the Creole in the south, America is an amalgam of languages and cultures.

Want to add some fun to that?

How many Idiolects do you think there are in continental America? 

Well, as of 2017, there are an estimated 325.72+ million people in America. That figure includes all 50 states and the American territories. 

Are you ready for this? Fact: America has 325.72+ oral idiolects.  Each and every one of us speaks in a distinctive manner; the way we pronounce or slur our words, our choice of words and even swearing. 

Never before have our dialect and idiolects been more important than today in our electronic age where voice recognition is becoming vital to our security. 

My conclusion is, let’s make American English our official language! 

What do you think?

I read a disturbing article this morning about American Law schools; those institutions of higher education designed to produce experts in the field of laws beneficial to the American people, or so they claim.

The article mentioned more than one, but just less than every one of these pinnacles of legal academia as having determined not to ask Justice Brett Kavanaugh to speak and or teach in their halls of “Free Speech.”

Would anyone care to know when they did this? 

Sure, I’ll tell you; glad you asked it.

They did it right after he presented his rightfully emotional argument to the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate in defense of the way he was immorally, unethically, and potentially illegally challenged in what I considered to be a Kangaroo Court.

But, he beat them. He won. He became an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and as hard as it was for him to do, he showed his children, and everyone else what it is like to be a real man. 

I’m happy the man, Brett Kavanaugh overcame the opposition. I hope and believe that Brett Kavanaugh, the Associate Justice will be true to his history of justice and fair play.

So what’s my problem?

Legal academia, these failures of once proud icons of American justice. The very core of the future of our legal system refused to grant Judge Kavanaugh his legal right to ‘DUE PROCESS.”

Rather than judging him on his years of honest and loyal service, his superior rulings and position papers, and stature in his community, they deemed him unfit to enter their halls because he was justifiably upset about the attacks on him and his family.

My questions are: .

Are our American Law schools teaching our laws or are they interpreting them to suit their needs?

Do the halls or legal academia in America ring loud of the equality of DUE PROCESS?

Is there now a class offered as Law 101: “How to defeat the American belief of “Innocent Until Proven Guilty?”

Are our law schools teaching American Law based on our Constitution or Socialist Dogma based on Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, and other radicals? 

Friday’s Question is a Lesson

I can’t help but wonder if there are others besides myself who think they see what is really going with all these demonstrations and protests against everything President Trump attempts to do for our country. I’m going, to begin with defining four words:
  1. Protester:  “a person who makes a public protest; synonym demonstrator.” (Oxford Learner’s Dictionary)
  2.  Bully:  “a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable.” (Oxford English Dictionary
  3. Terrorist: “an advocate or practitioner of terrorism as a means of coercion.” (Miriam-Webster Dictionary)
  4. Coercion: “The intimidation of a victim to compel the individual to do some act against his or her will by the use of psychological pressure, physical force, or threats. The crime of intentionally and unlawfully restraining another’s freedom by threatening to commit a crime, accusing the victim of a crime, disclosing any secret that would seriously impair the victim’s reputation in the community, or by performing or refusing to perform an official action lawfully requested by the victim, or by causing an official to do so.
My question is this: When does protesting become terrorism? Here in America, we have the legal right under our Constitution to Freedom of speech and freedom to protest without fear of retribution; I’m all for that. However, in this era, we seem to have less real protesting and more real bullying capped off with organized domestic terrorism. In my opinion, protesting becomes unacceptable bullying when one side denies the other side their freedom of speech, and choice; rights guaranteed under our Constitution. As bad as these types of bullying are, they often do escalate to more severe types such as uncensored cyber attacks, gossip, negative allegations, and prejudical commentaries directed at both the person and family in an attempt to discredit.
It is when a protester crosses the line from mild verbal attacks on an opponent to coercion in the form of physically blocking movement, using bullhorns in very close proximity the victim’s head – specifically ears, screams at, throwing objects, feces and urine at, physically assaults, threats to family and home, or damages personal property that bullying becomes criminal intimidation. They are no longer protesters, they are criminals who must be arrested and charged for their crimes.
However, when they turn to coercion with threats of exposing their victim’s address and phone number, health and schools records, school,  and death threats, they’ve gone beyond criminals, they are terrorists.
Lest they feel left out, I will comment on those “protestors” who receive compensation for their efforts. For me, these people are no better than paid thugs, the Sturmabteilung (SA – Brownshirts) of Nazi Germany.
I have a question for these people: Do you know the fate of the SA when Hitler finally gained power? What about Stalin’s purge of his military officers after defeating the Nazi’s?
As vile as they are, these bullies and terrorists are merely puppets on a world stage; their value to their leadership is very transitory. Their lifespan, questionable and their cause is defeatable. However, in the interim, Americans need to stand up and fight back against the violence and terrorism spawned by our own politicians with their hate speeches, sponsorships of harassment and intimidation and above all, their abuse of the powers granted to them by Ameican voters. I personally feel that the actions and words of the alleged victim, her attorneys and the Democrat Senators on the Judicial Committee were a gross attempt at coercion of the truth. What I saw, and continue to see is an attempt at a soft coup de tat of our government by the left. Do you?  

Thursday’s Tears

Today, 10-04-18, will go down in history a day of true Democrat Infamy. It will be remembered for the attempts to continue to discredit an honorable man and is family while maniacally fighting for control of our country.

One very important item all dictators had, and still have, it the power of propaganda via control of information. While the Democrats in America have not gone so far as having conservative reporters arrested yet, YET. They are increasing their attempts to hide information from the “American people” they claim to so proudly serve.

The most recent, and blatant attempt to do this is Senator Feinberg’s attempt to conceal Dr. Ford’s original letter until the perfect moment to reveal it in an effort to stop the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh. (Personally, I think Dr. Ford was working in tandem with the Democrat Party to bring down any nominee.) But that’s not my point, my point is, the disgraceful manipulation of the American voters.

Senator Feinstein was required, by the rules of the Judicial Committee to disclose the original, unredacted (censored) letter from Dr. Ford to all members of Committee, but she chose to not serve the best interests of the American people by not doing so. She didn’t even tell the committee a letter existed until she thought the time perfect. 

Senator Feinstein vehemently denies either she, or any member of her staff leaked the letter, but someone did. While the leaking is a critical issue so is the possibility that she had a specific date she planned to present it to the committee, and someone outsmarted her. 

Now, even before the FBI report has been submitted to the Judiciary Committee, Senator Feinstein is attempting to have it sealed from the public. Again. it’s her way of serving the American people. 

My question is this: If we put the Democrat circus of the hearings aside, and we concentrate on the actions of the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Feinstein; can we find a pattern of deceit and information control? 

Is Senator Feinstein serving the American People, the Democrat Party or is she only serving herself? 

Tuesday’s question

I got to thinking the other day about politicians around the world; we could probably populate a fairly large portion of Africa if we moved them all into one location. What can’t do with them, is fill a military cemetery or even a small cemetery dedicated to police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel killed in the line of duty.

We, humans, are an amazing species. We rant and rave about poor representation in our governments, but we do little about it. Oh sure, we campaign, vote and, hopefully, elect the right person for the job, but what we don’t do is thoroughly investigate (vet) our candidates before we get on their campaign wagons.

Now, here comes my problem with all this. Here in America, we are electing Senators, Congressmen/women, and presidents without any thorough vetting process, if we were, we would have known more about John McCain’s treason, Senator Feinstein’s Chinese spy drivers, Al Franken’s history of sexual abuse, Representative Cummings alleged sexual assaults on women, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s bias against President Trump and so many more.

Even when we do our normal vetting, and uncover factual evidence of wrongdoing, do we act? No! More often than not, these allegations are locked away in the vast catacomb of our Congressional buildings, hidden in Draconian vaults to await their resurrection when needed to destroy someone.

My question for the day is: Why, Why do we allow our employees in our Congress in our Capital, get away with crimes that would destroy the average American taxpayer if reported, It makes no sense.

These are the people who make life-changing decisions for all Americans every day of the week, yet there doesn’t appear to be any form of standards or rules they are required to follow; if there are some, they don’t appear to be enforced.

They legislate our lives, yet we have very little recourse for stopping them.

They legislate what law enforcement officers can and cannot do, yet none appear to have been one, nor died while wearing the badge

They legislate what our military can or cannot do, but I can find no records of any one of them having been killed in combat.

Some even disregard common morals and ethics to attain their political goals. Their punishment appears to be automatic immunity.

Who then, must bear the burden of fault for these crimes and more?

You do, I do, all voters do because we do not care enough to say ENOUGH!

We do not demand that existing rules pertaining to the operations of our Congress are strictly followed and infringements suitably punished. Neither do we demand existing rules be updated or replaced by new ones more applicable to our time.

Today, we, the voters who elected them must stand firm and punish the children we elected to represent us. It is long past time to make them grow up and take their jobs seriously before we run out of cemeteries for the real heroes of America.

The mandate of the American people must be:

No one is above the law! If you do the crime, you will do the time!”

Please do not vote the party line tickets. Please elect only the people who will help rebuild America and defend her against the onslaught from foreign and domestic interference.

Demand accountability and a clear path to remove those who refuse to give it.