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?












Drag Queen v Tranny

Before I launch into this discussion, I want to be perfectly clear that when I refer to a male, I am referring to a biological male and when I refer to a female, it is a biological female. I only make this distinction for purposes of clarification.

Recently, I’ve seen articles about how liberal controlled schools are introducing elementary age children, grades 1 thru 5 to the world of the “gay and transsexual culture” by inviting Drag Queens into the classrooms for a form of show and tell(?).

Where do I begin to express my concerns over this blatant display of discrimination against the LGBT society and cultures as well as to straight people?

I’ll begin by saying that I feel employing the average Drag Queen to give presentations about gay life to young children is not only detrimental to the future mental health of children but is a direct insult to the larger LGBT community.

If our liberal schools are going to introduce specific non-mainstream cultures to our children and grandchildren, shouldn’t they also be offering presentations by Transsexuals, Transgenders, Leather, S&M, B&D and other groups equally active in the “sub-strata” of our society? From my perspective, I feel that the Drag Queen agenda is more about getting attention than about a sexual identity. Drag Queens are the Divas extraordinaire of the makeup cosmetics industry; entertainers in their own art form but they are not indicative of the average Transsexual. In fact, if I were a transsexual or a transgender I think I might be insulted and demeaned by the very thought of a Drag Queen lecturing anyone on Transsexualism. To quote a friend, “it is like trying to compare an Edsel to a Lamborghini; it’s just not happening!”

Is it an art form? Perhaps, but so too is body-building, transsexualism and just being straight or gay; that is if we act ourselves as we understand and accept ourselves don’t we really become ourselves? Isn’t that the ultimate goal of a Transsexual?

I feel that if schools want to introduce students to the gay culture, they should invite not only Drag Queens but Transsexuals, and mainstream gays such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, police officers along with members of every other profession in our society. I’d be willing to bet there would never be a shortage of gay people willing to step forward to talk about themselves as people, not sex objects or actors, but people.

Furthermore, if they are going to have an honest open forum, the guests should be seen in their normal daily attire, not in theatrical costumes. The only rule would be that each guest must appear as themselves, not as the character they play. I believe the difference between each of the three guests will be very evident to the children without explanation.

Now, back to the original question: Drag Queen v Tranny.

My opinion: the difference is America’s Got Talent v Lives of American Transsexuals; one person’s theatrical skills v one person’s survival skills.

Which do you want your child to learn?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Trump is a Nationalist? omg!

So what is a “Nationalist?” 

Damn glad you asked.

Definition: “person who strongly identifies with their own nation and vigorously supports its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations.” (Wikipedia)

OK, so do we have a Nationalist Party in America, and if so, who and what is it? 

As far as I know, we do not have an official Nationalist Party in America. we have groups that may claim to be, such as the “White Nationalists”, “Black Nationalists” and I think even some First People might refer to themselves as Nationalists; Lakota, Cheyenne, Cherokee, Ojibwa, Menominee, Navajo, and, whoa, wait, aren’t those “Indian tribes?” Nope, those are First People’s Nations aka Native Americans (Indians come from India) who are members of their own nations most of which have sovereign reservations where the Nation is headquarters. 

So how does this fit in with what President Trump said about being a Nationalist?  Umm, not a lot, but it’s a great bit of information to help understand the principle of Nationalism.

Ok, I get it now, but what is Nationalism? 

“Nationalism is a political, social, and economic system characterized by the promotion of the interests of a particular nation, especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining sovereignty over the homeland. The political ideology of nationalism holds that a nation should govern itself, free from outside interference and is linked to the concept of self-determination. Nationalism is further oriented towards developing and maintaining a national identity based on shared, social characteristics, such as culture and language, religion and politics, and a belief in a common ancestry. Nationalism, therefore, seeks to preserve a nation’s culture, by way of pride in national achievements, and is closely linked to patriotism, which, in some cases, includes the belief that the nation should control the country’s government and the means of production.” (Wikipedia,*)

Yep, despite claims by the anti-Trumps, this perfectly describes President Trump and his agenda for America. 

Here’s your assignment for the day: Can you pick out three concepts in the definition of Nationalism that directly relates to what the anti-Trumper’s are fighting him on? When you do, as yourselves this: who’s right for the America you want? 

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?

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Musings

Haven’t had either the motivation or the actual time to write much this week. Spent a lot of time working on my ideas for a new and unique type of children’s books. However, the need for money is always predominant.

My thoughts for today are this: 

What are we, the voters of the world, allowing our governments to do to us? Have all of our elected officials sold out to ultra-Socialist agendas? 

I cannot speak for any country other than my own, nor would I if I could. However, I can speak to what I see happening here in the US, and it scares me to the point of wanting to stay armed just to go to the grocery store. 

I know, that sounded a bit radical but it seems that we are being subjected to attacks on our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms every day of the week. 

For me, true freedom is the voice of the voter not of the candidate.  But we have entered a era when the voice of the voters can only be heard in the ballots cast. People are actually afraid of physical harm if they share their opinions in public. 

Debate, open and free of fear is the only true way to understand our differences; to accept one another as we truly are and to work out those differences in need of change. 

Name calling, false accusations and even physical threats are not debating, they are immature acts of bullies. Yes, I’m guilty of name calling at times, but I do my research first so that the accusation I may present is valid and verifiable. If I’m wrong, I expect to be corrected and I do apologize like an adult should. Unfortunately for us, our government representatives don’t seem to accept, let alone follow the same philosophy. 

Facts all Americans must remember:

  1. Our government was designed and mandated to serve the people; everyone receiving a government paycheck is an employee of every American.
  2.  Any questions, please see #1.

Progressive: Fact or Fiction

In this critical era of American history we hear a word batted around like a Ping-Pong ball at a Chinese tournament; it can be dizzying, it’s a game.

Have our American politicians become Ping-Pong players at our expense?

Before I get deeper into my comments, I want to make something perfectly clear: America is an imperfect country since the time of its conception. Career professional politicians have ruled over it since the first Congress was formed. I do not believe that was the intent of our forefathers, but it happened and it continues to this day. Dynasties in the  American government have been born and allowed to rule over us like liege lords of the past.

My questions are:

What pre-employment screening is required by our Constitution for those wishing to be members of our Federal Government either by election or appointment?

Do we require them to take an entrance exam for general knowledge and skills, a blood test for drugs, a psychological evaluation, a thorough FBI vetting for illegal activities and questionable associations, a financial assessment including tax records, or any other examination that might disclose qualification considerations?  

To the best of my knowledge the answer is NO.

Now, I don’t know about you but I feel that since any political candidate may eventually win a position of power over us in our government, should we have a right to know more about them before we grant them that power?

Have we, the American taxpayers not been too complacent in overseeing our elected employees in our Congress? I think we have; we have stepped back and allowed money and party affiliation to overcome facts and qualifications. We have allowed ourselves to be manipulated by propaganda; negative attacks filled with false information and outright lies in defiance of our Constitution with impunity. 

When one party has so degenerated that its members feel justified in publicly promoting acts of harassment, obstruction, and denial of Free Speech to members of other political parties chaos ensues. The freedoms of all Americans are then challenged by bullying insurrectionists hellbent to create their idea of an ideal society. 

What we are seeing now may have been avoided had we had a better system of pre-evaluation in place before the candidate could become a candidate. 

Today, throughout America, young men and women are being challenged intellectually, psychologically, and legally for important positions such as Police Officers, Doctors, Fire Fighters, Nurses, military personnel, security jobs and so many more positions with less authority over America than members of our Congress. 

Why have we failed ourselves? 


What was really lost in the Kavanaugh Hearings?

This morning, I watched an interview with with an American female Senator who was commenting on an article in the “Women’s March”, which is apparently some form of publication I’m not familiar with. This senator was obviously upset about the headline stating something to the effect that  Republicans has elected another “rapist” to the Supreme Court. An obviously very thinly veiled attack  on Justice Clarence  Thomas and soon to be Justice Brett Kavanaugh. 

I’m going to shift direction here a little and tell you, no I’m not asking, I’m telling you to read and study the following from the WEX Dictionary of Law.: 
“The Constitution states only one command twice. The Fifth Amendment says to the federal government that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified in 1868, uses the same eleven words, called the Due Process Clause, to describe a legal obligation of all states. These words have as their central promise an assurance that all levels of American government must operate within the law (“legality”) and provide fair procedures.”

Do you understand the principle of “due process?” 

Theoretically, the American legal system is based on the central principle of “presumption of innocence.”  

Black’s Law Dictionary defines it as:

“A system that is prevalent in the Commonwealth Nations where a defendant who enters trial is presumed to be innocent of the crime. However, this presumption only holds until the defendant is proven to be guilty of the crime during an investigation. The prosecutor assumes the responsibility of proving the defendant guilty in court. The defendant, however, has no obligation to prove his innocence unless in retaliation to an evidence presented in court.”

In other words, we are guaranteed the right to be innocent until there is substantial factual evidence to prove our guilt presented in a court of law.”

Now, have you figured out what was, and remains missing in the Judge Kavanaugh circus of clowns?

Throughout the hearings, there was the reference to this “not being a trial.” You heard this more often from the left than the right. Oh sure, they tried to pawn it off as a job interview, but I’ve been to many of those in my life and have never once been treated the way Judge Kavanaugh was. Yet, the left kept trying to cover their asses by saying that it was not a trial.

If it was not a trial, then why was Judge Kavanaugh subjected to hours of unprofessional cross-examination, presentation of witness testimony and evidence? Because the left knew that if it was proclaimed a trial, they would be in legal violation of due process; they wanted to remain in ethical violation.

From the very moment Justice Kennedy announced his retirement, the Democrats, at the command of Senator Schumer formulated a battle plan that was based on denying any candidate he did not approve of their right to due process under the laws of our Constitution.

Proclaiming to be acting on behalf of the American people, Senator Schumer and his lackeys (that’s all the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee were) set out to deny the American people their due course in electing a Justice to their Supreme Court. 

Do you see what was lost?