Every single day that passes in this country, we have the misfortune to learn about another aggrieved weirdo with an axe to grind.
Because some whiny nobody has a gripe with the long-held name of the Washington Redskins, a number of people claim that it must be changed to protect their delicate sensibilities.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, then you learn that once-respected sportscasters, such as Bob Costas, seek to voice their inane opinions into the fray.
Then today, I learned that animal rights activists are currently trying to stop the horse-drawn carriage rides in New York City.
These self-serving busy bodies are claiming that they are doing this to protect the animals from horse and automobile mishaps, although only three horses have died in the last three decades, a figure that is certainly much lower than the number of people who have died in the city because of traffic mishaps.
It appears that New York’s two mayoral candidates both support banning the horses from New York, something that even the current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has opposed, a tiny, little man who is generally in favor of banning nearly everything good and decent in society.
It’s increasingly apparent that America has become a nation of whiners.
In addition, the scourge of so-called political correctness has caused many Americans to become so timid and uncertain, they have routinely been led to play along with this lunacy.
This country was built on the principle of “freedom of speech.” However, our citizens currently behaving like their every word or action must be weighed against the possibility that it might ultimately offend someone.
The very hint of Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton showing up in front of your town hall or place of business often causes many politicians or CEOs to automatically pony-up the extortion money this dubious pair of “reverends” demand for whatever perceived “transgression” they claim the establishment may have committed.
And much too often, the cities or businesses give in to their mafia-like shakedown tactics, paying the extortion money in order to persuade the reverends to go seek out their next gutless stooge in another city.
Because these people were so opposed to smoking, they forcibly removed cigarette ads from our televisions and billboards.
Then they drove the smokers out of our building and restaurants. Now they want to drive them into the sea.
Even NASCAR gave into this silliness a number of years ago, when they refused to call their racing trophy, “the Winston Cup.”
Political correctness isn’t only destroying our society; it has already destroyed our language.
Political correctness has even made Americans so arrogant and stupid, they now think that every black person must be called an African-American.
But if you want to have a little fun with these PC nitwits, just ask them what they would call a black man living in Africa.
Then just sit back and watch them as their troubled, little minds begin to work.
You will seldom ever get them to say “an African-African.”
When you talk about Major League Baseball before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, if you wish to be historically correct, then you have to discuss the old “Negro Leagues,” not the “African-American Leagues,” as some of these PC morons have started to say.
As a Western author, I refuse to use the term Native American when I wish to refer to the American Indian.
If you are born in this country, no matter what your skin color, then you ARE a Native American.
Although I seriously doubt it will ever happen, more Americans need to start pushing back against this growing epidemic of political insanity.
If Jesse Jackson shows up on your property, threaten to have him arrested. Refuse to pay his extortion money. Send him packing. Let him get a real job for a change.
College students should firmly push back against their administration officials, when they seek to limit their manner of speech or threaten a student for attempting to pass out copies of our Constitution on Constitution Day.
The people who lead these efforts don’t really care about horses, Indians, or black American citizens.
They care only about the establishment of power, a harsh, raw, and unrestrained power to interfere, control, and undermine the rights of others around them.
Our proud and noble forebears were Patriots, men who shed their lifeblood to give us the precious rights to live, speak, or worship as we individually choose.
Why must we continue to allow the land of free and the home of the brave to be transformed into a nation of whiners?
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