September 10, 2012
Yeah, I think society IS getting hung up on "politically/socially correct". In fact, it seems as though "the truth" has pretty much been replaced by political/social correctness in many venues, including our news, entertainment, even schools, workplaces, even courts.
While I'm not against the idea of trying to be kind, polite, considerate, or otherwise 'decently appropriate', I think I'd say I AM against "pretense-without-credibility", if you know what I mean.
Let's face it...nobody is perfect...people say things without thinking about possible offenses or "inappropriateness". That doesn't necessarily mean they're trying to be that way, and most people probably don't even realize it when they say or do something that others might find offensive, y'know?
I think much of what we're experiencing these days might have something to do with the fact that people's lives are becoming "open books" these days, with so much social networking and being "perpetually-in-touch" with friends, family, business associates, and even with those who might not necessarily be in any of those categories...in other words, those looking for ways to besmirch or otherwise find fault and criticize.
I'm just sayin'...