In the aftermath of Donald Trump winning the Presidential Election, one might presume that there could be a rollback against political correctness. But apparently that is not the case. On Friday, the City of Bloomington, Indiana decided to rename two holidays in the name of diversity. One of the holidays was Columbus Day, which has been vilified by some people due to the European colonization of the Americas. Apparently these people were not aware that Christopher Columbus did not have genocide on his mind when he arrived in the Americas, nor that disease was the main cause of the deaths of the Indians (something that was tragic but not a genocide since it was not intentional). Such people that the European nations had alliances with Indian nations — e.g. Britain’s alliance with the Iroquois, France’s alliance with the Algonquin. Even the Founding Fathers chose to have good relations with the Indians after the American Revolution.
The other holiday being renamed is Good Friday, apparently to avoid offending non-Christians, and perhaps to avoid being Anti-Semitic. I guess these politically correct people are unaware that not every Jew in Jerusalem at the time of the Crucifixion wanted Jesus to be crucified. They also forget the passage from the Bible — Luke 23:34: “Then Jesus said, Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” Such individuals also forget that Jesus’s death had also fulfilled the Scriptures.
It should be noted that Bloomington, Indiana is renaming Columbus Day as Fall Holiday and Good Friday as Spring Holiday, since the city’s employees get paid time-off on these days.
So how many other holidays are being renamed to avoid offending someone? And are there people who are actually offended by various holidays, or is it just fear that someone might be offended?
Meanwhile, political correctness and multiculturalism have seeped into television advertisements. A while back, Campbell’s had a commercial in which two Darth Vaders were claiming to be an individual’s father. This Star Wars promotion was actually a disguise to advocate same-sex marriages. The other day, Amazon.com had a commercial involving interaction between a Catholic priest and an imam (Muslim cleric) in an apparent promotion of multiculturalism. And even more recently, Zales (a jewelry corporation) had a commercial which included a scene of a lesbian wedding. In fact, Zales started a line of rings for same-sex marriages a few months ago.
So how does one take a stand against such political correctness? Contact the City of Bloomington and the aforementioned corporations and tell them to reverse their politically correct policies, and threaten to boycott them if they refuse. Please note that in the case of Amazon.com, you might have to inquire about the purpose of its commercial before taking the appropriate action.
As the late Charlton Heston said, “Political correctness is tyranny with manners.”