I’m sure we are all familiar with (if not on a conscious level, then, on a gut level) the fact that “Progressives” or “The Left” keep changing the meaning of what is offensive.
Recently, Amy Robach of Good Morning America used the term “Colored people” instead of the term “people of color” and a storm resulted (oops, she left out a preposition and reversed the words!!).
I’m not actually white, I’m a shade of peach. I certainly do not expect anyone to refer to me as such. I wouldn’t mind if they did; it would likely enable me to easily remember them. I do indeed have a name, it is Stephanie. I am quite content with people calling me by that name, or if in the third person, referring to me as Stephanie. If they cannot remember my name or want to describe me, I’m okay with their saying, “You know, that chick from Louisiana who worked on the Ron Paul campaign and is really into freedom and small government?” Or, how about, “You know, that nice lady with the glasses we saw at Brave New Books?”
One of the problems with self-described Progressives and the media’s and society’s acceptance of their doctrine is that the limits and rules are arbitrary and constantly changing. They don’t want us to keep up, they want us to fail, to feel overwhelmed so that we no longer dare to have intelligent discourse with each other. The design of a person who subscribes to the politically correct speech dogma and has found a victim is not to educate the speaker, nor to obliterate racism in society, but to control others.
The issue is not that you actually hurt someone’s feelings by calling them white as opposed to peach (or colored as opposed to a person of color). The problem is that you might have hurt someone’s feelings by doing so. Therefore, you should be ostracized, boycotted, and your life ruined.
I, for one, will continue to think for myself, speak my mind, and operate out of love, not fear.
Thank you to one of my favorite authors, Tom Woods, for the inspiration for today’s blog post:
Tom’s podcast and blog from August 30, 2016, with guest Michael Malice: