I am an a**hole (apparently)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by Nimbin | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

So this is the story. I had a few friends over the other night and were discussing various subjects and the subject of pride arose. I mentioned a story i had read somewhere (can't remember where) about a group of people who wanted to create and host a straight pride mardi gras. Well my so called friends were horrified. "oh how homophobic" were the comments i heard. So i piped up and said " so how come it's ok to be Gay and proud, Black and proud and muslim and proud" (i only use these as an example because these groups seem to be the main topic of tolerance and pride these days. I am a straight guy and i am proud, i am a white guy and i am proud and i am a catholic and proud. So according to these friends i am a homophobic, racist religious intolerant. Now i don't give a damn if your gay....big deal, i don't give a damn if your black.... big deal and i don't give a damn what religion you are...big deal, but i am the asshole because i happen to be proud of who i am... oh but no... i should be ashamed of being straight, white and catholic. i am so sick and tired of this double standard hypocracy that is infecting our society these days, mainly caused by a minority of hairy armpitted do gooders who unfortunately seem to make the most noise. The way i see it is.... screw political correctness, be proud of who you are and don't let anyone tell you that you should be ashamed to be who you are. are we not all human beings after all... since when does sexuality, colour and religious belief determine who you are. People seem so afraid of offending others that they are willing to sacrifice their own beliefs and opinions because they might be accused of hate or intolerance. The last time i looked tolerance is defined as respecting the beliefs and decisions of others. it's doesn't mean you have to accept it or believe in it, but it does mean you have no right to vilify someone else who believes different than you do, thats tolerance. The word has been so twisted by political correctness bullshit. Well thats my rant

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DrJBHL
Reply #21 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:20 PM

HG_Eliminator
I'm not prejudiced,I hate everyone quite equally.  

Not an excuse/justification for a pizza bandito/vulture.

 

Philly0381
Reply #22 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:25 PM

I stay a little quiet in these type of discussions, I'm Polish/Hungarian, I show up on Saturday and I'm so proud that I have a good spot for the parade that was...........yesterday. 

starkers
Reply #23 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:40 PM

I had a politically correct type woman lecturing me about how I should teach my children and grandchildren to think and speak.   I told her: I hate every bastard who isn't me, so you're barking up the wrong f**king tree if you think I give a flying f**k about not offending various groups of people with an identity issues. And if you don't f**king like it, you know where the F**king door is, you queer lesbian bitch."

Now I don't normally speak to people that way, but that bitch got right up my nose by trying to tell me in my own home how my children/grandchildren should be taught/bought up.  Had she been invited to give an opinion it might have been different, but this was a case of a PC zealot butting into a conversation and taking it over to drive her own agenda/views.

Yeah, some twerp came up with the idea that all books which refer to parents as mum and dad should be banned from all Australian schools, because children of gay couples would not identify and would feel out of place.  A comment from one friend was that it was a completely ridiculous idea when the majority of children are of heterosexual parents or single parent families... and why wouldn't a child of a sole parent feel out of place when a book referred to a parent they didn't have. 

Anyway, before I could even thing about responding to the original comment, this politically correct bitch got on her high horse and proceeded to lecture me about teaching my kids/grandkids 'correctly'.  About a minute into her diatribe I was seeing red, so the above was not said to her quietly, and it was added that the door wouldn't be hitting her on the arse on the way out... "not with my boot firmly planted in it"

For mine, politically correct people are at times far worse than the people they condemn.  Not only do they try to impose their views on the rest of us, they often inflame the situation and make matters worse by drawing unnecessary attention to something that is better left alone.

vStyler
Reply #24 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:44 PM

You are an A double starhole Nimbin

 

Agreed... political correctness is a cancer.... Left unchecked, lord knows where we will be in 5-10 years.

RedneckDude
Reply #25 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:49 PM

starkers
how my children/grandchildren should be taught/bought up

You really shouldn't be selling your grandkids, Mark....tsk, tsk....

Elsius Saint
Reply #26 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:24 PM

White people get the privileges that come just by being born white without it being earned. GAYS are RAINBOW- They are White, Black, Yellow, Red,.... They fought and died to be accepted for who they are. Their fight is ongoing as I'm writing this. Because they are not completely accepted, they are showing they take PRIDE of being who they are, and not ashame of it. Straight people are already accepted, we don't need to show pride, and fight to have a day in the sunlight. Prince Williams of England was born to be nothing less than a Prince. He did not have to earn it. I don't love gays and I don't hate them. I'm a Newyorker  

[Edited for 'political correctness'] -admin

Noiram
Reply #27 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:43 PM

Political correctness is for yellow belly's, in fact the words political correctness themselves just gives them something to hide behind

Jafo
Reply #28 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:48 PM

Starkers....you didn't 'need' to put up with someone/anyone lecturing you on how to bring up your kids....all you had to do was say "Stop right there. Thankyou for your input. Gather your things - and leave now."

Arguing with the self-righteous never works.....

Drzues
Reply #29 Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:57 PM

A-Hole! By the way... I'm proud of you.

HoustonRon
Reply #30 Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:17 AM

I agree that many minorities have been disparaged and worse, inflicting strong senses of inferiority. For them to band together in a show of pride probably does raise some persons sense of worth and encourage pride in themselves, but there is a cost. The cost is furthering the already serious fractures in our society. I traveled the world for many years and one common denominator I found wherever I went was a feeling of superiority toward others. The more unfractured the group, sameness in all aspects, the more intolerant of others even to the point of serious dislike for those in nearby communities that were the same as they except for location. That tells me we need a blended society where tolerance is the open door for communication and acceptance. Unfortunately, there are always those in every group who, seeking prominence and praise, constantly raise issues for the media to capture and promote. They are leaders whose followers feel deprived. In New Orleans, after the hurricane, one looter was asked by a TV personality why he was stealing in his own neighborhood. His answer was "They owes me!". He was a follower yet did not know who "They" are. Somehow, we must strive to accept each other to the point where the strident messages of want-a-be false leaders fall on mostly deaf ears. Do you hear me media?

WebGizmos
Reply #31 Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:00 AM

Elsius Saint
White people get the privileges that come just by being born white without it being earned.

Yeah yeah...heard that BS all before. If your rich yeah...other than that it's just BS.

starkers
Reply #32 Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:24 AM

Starkers....you didn't 'need' to put up with someone/anyone lecturing you on how to bring up your kids....all you had to do was say "Stop right there. Thankyou for your input. Gather your things - and leave now."

Arguing with the self-righteous never works....

Oh I didn't argue.  I just told her told her in no uncertain terms that I didn't give a toss...  and in no uncertain terms to get  the f**k out.

The fact that I shouted and swore at her... well she picked the wrong day to get up my nose.  Apart from the fact I had been informed of a death in the family that day [and she knew it] and the fact I was in pain and recovering from recent surgery [and she knew it], she started in on me when I was not the one who made the original comment.  To me that was like kicking the dog when you know it was the cat who shat in your slippers, so yeah, I took offense.

Sure I could have politely said: "Tell someone who cares, and now would you please leave.", but that wouldn't have given me the pleasure of blowing off some seriously built up steam after a seriously frustrating day.  

Hmmm, was probably the difference between sleeping that night or not.

JcRabbit
Reply #33 Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:33 AM

This is a strange world we live in, indeed. One where minorities (and there is a reason why they are minorities) are dictating to majorities what to do and say. The goal of a minority is not to be tolerated, since it NEVER stops there, but to actually BECOME the majority. A bit like the Borg.

The problem therefore occurs when the majority forgets the real meaning of the word 'tolerance'.

Tolerance is a good thing. But being tolerant of something is NOT the same as accepting or embracing that very same thing. The same way that being open minded is a good thing but isn't the same as accepting everything we're told as true.

For someone to be open minded, that person has to have strong core values and opinions. Otherwise, he is just like a speck of dust, thrown to wherever the wind blows next. When you start accepting *everything* in the name of tolerance and an open mind, or in the name of 'freedom', regardless of the consequences, the only thing you end up with is utter chaos.

What is happening right now in our society is that, in the name of 'freedom', everything is becoming acceptable. Not tolerated, but accepted. There is a big difference between the two.

And wow to the voices of reason who point this out, they are accused of being assholes, chauvinistic pigs, racists, bigots, etc, just as the people who raise their voices against wars are accused of being unpatriotic.

You see, freedom has a terrible price, and that price is responsibility. The more freedom you have, the more responsible you must be.

And what is responsibility? Responsibility is trying to do what is best for you as an individual but also for society at large. If necessary, it's looking at the results of your actions after-the-fact and deciding if they are good or bad. Sometimes we do things with the best of intentions, but the results are bad. We all make mistakes, but the responsible person will recognize a mistake and double track. The non-responsible person will carry on regardless.

And the latter is what we are doing as a society these days. We are allowing our rules and core values to be broken down, one by one, in the name of 'freedom', and we don't care what the results to society as a whole are, provided we, as individuals, are not affected by them (big mistake, because, in the end, we all are). Well, guess what, a society without rules and values is not a society - it's chaos, it's everyone fending for himself.

For a society to be able to sustain itself and be healthy, a balance must be achieved and maintained. This means it must be open to change, no doubt, but must not become overly permissive either. There is a reason we have laws, after all. You can chose to break the law, but there is a price to pay. Break the law and you go to jail. We have a traffic code so people can drive their cars in the safest way possible. Break that code and you get a fine or go to jail.

So, the rules imposed on a society, as long as not overly restrictive, are a good thing. As individuals, we may or may not like them, but they are there for the well being of the whole. What is happening these days is that people think they can make their own rules and then IMPOSE them on the rest of society. And they are succeeding. The minorities dictating to the majority what to think and say, and damn the consequences.

WebGizmos
Reply #34 Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:52 AM

@Jorge

starkers
Reply #35 Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:22 AM

Here's an anthem for all assholes... enjoy.

JcRabbit
Reply #36 Sunday, October 2, 2011 8:22 PM

Look at how ridiculous this 'minorities dictating to the majorities what to do' business is getting to be:

Goodbye, mother and father! Now Parent 1 and Parent 2 appear on PC passport form

Last time I checked, it still took a *father* and a *mother* to conceive a child.

Next logical step is bestiality lovers demanding the right to be legally married to their pets. Sigh.

Jafo
Reply #37 Sunday, October 2, 2011 8:28 PM

JcRabbit
Next logical step is bestiality lovers demanding the right to be legally married to their pets. Sigh.

One crim to other crim....

"What are you in for?"

"Well, I practised Animal Husbandry but then I got caught...."

JcRabbit
Reply #38 Sunday, October 2, 2011 8:35 PM

starkers
Reply #39 Monday, October 3, 2011 2:10 AM

JcRabbit
Look at how ridiculous this 'minorities dictating to the majorities what to do' business is getting to be:
Goodbye, mother and father! Now Parent 1 and Parent 2 appear on PC passport form
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2044491/Goodbye-mother-father-Now-Parent-1-Parent-2-appear-PC-passport-form.html#ixzz1ZfmGoDgU

Last time I checked, it still took a *father* and a *mother* to conceive a child.

Bloody ridiculous, ain't it!  The people who come up with this crap are far more offensive than the discrimination  they're purportedly trying to stop/stamp out. 

Frankly, I'd wash their mouths out with carbolic soap until they lean to say mother and father, poofter and lezzo without gagging.  Shoot, I know plenty of gay males and females who refer to themselves that way.  Nope, they don't hide behind pretense or 'so-called' political correctness. 

I mean, how correct is Parent 1 and Parent 2, really?  Like didn't Mother AND [presumably] the [named] Father bump bellies to get the little sprog in the first place?  Could be that some, in this day and age of miraculous scientific breakthroughs, may question their parentage and want DNA testing done to eliminate alternative conception - Jake AND Jacob, Lizzy AND Leah - but for the most part I think we can safely assume it WAS mother AND father doing the horizontal dancing which led to rug rats.

One crim to other crim....

"What are you in for?"

"Well, I practised Animal Husbandry but then I got caught...."

Was obviously not a kiwi prison.

Mind you, it sure gives 'riding his ass' a whole new meaning, don't it?

Iben
Reply #40 Monday, October 3, 2011 2:33 AM

Are you sure it's you and not everybody?

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