Friday, February 03, 2006

Political Correctness-Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Political correctness just baffles me. How insecure must someone be to riot over cartoons? It’s also been reported that gunmen in Gaza surrounded the local European Union (E.U.) office and threatened to kidnap citizens of countries where the cartoons have been published. As an Evangelical Christian, I have seen and heard more offensive speech and imagery than I care to count. I can express my offense verbally and in writing, maybe even asking others to boycott. But surely, to riot over it is truly absurd. We now have world leaders weighing in on the great cartoon conspiracy, including Ursula Plassnik, Foreign Minister of Austria, (Austria holds the rotating EU presidency) Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary-General, and the U.S. State Department. Shouldn’t world leaders concentrate on more important things, like, terrorism and terrorist violence?

Then, there is the insensitive customer at a Taco Bell restaurant in Connecticut. Apparently on December 18, 2005, a nineteen year old woman has been accused of using a racial epithet in frustration over slow service at the drive through window. She has been officially charged with: “ridicule on account of race, creed or color and second-degree breach of peace.” I can understand breach of peace if she interfered with the employee by pounding on the closed window, but a charge of ridicule? It seems a bit much.


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