Common Sense Is Dead Because Everyone Is Offended

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Last week, I dropped a video with some common-sense solutions to stopping school shootings.  It was meant to spark a conversation from what I hoped would be logical Americans.

My bad.  I didn’t realize that “common sense” had been replaced with easily triggered liberals who lack an ability to actually adult their way through life.

Among my recommendations … we have millions of veterans and retired law enforcement officers looking for work.  Train them, certify them, arm them, and hire them to keep watch in our schools over our children.

Apparently that idea was “offensive.”

“I’m offended that you would suggest guns in schools would be a good idea,” said one Internet troll.  “We don’t need more guns, we need more gun free zones!”

Yep.  She actually suggested that.

Another point I brought up … we’re so focused on anti-bullying programs that we’ve stopped teaching kids how to develop coping mechanisms to deal with bullies.  That’s leading kids to bottle things up and ultimately snap.  Perhaps we need to look at the impact of these programs and whether adjustments need to be made.

“That’s terribly offensive,” said another Internet troll.  “You WANT kids to be bullied?  I can’t even talk to you I’m so upset.”

Then there was the point I made that we’re still running fire drills in an age where most schools will most likely never burn down … but we’re NOT running active-shooter drills.

“As a teacher, I think it’s offensive that you’d suggest we are doing a bad job by having fire drills,” said another troll.  “What if a student was smoking in the bathroom and threw the cigarette in the trash?  It could ignite the whole school and kill countless people.”

Yup.   These are sadly all real quotes.

“I’m offended that you don’t think we should ban all guns from society if we want to stop people from killing,” commented the pot-smoking liberal who has been calling President Donald Trump a dictator for a year now.  If the irony of that is lost on you … read it again.

Society is falling apart – and it’s not because of the NRA.  It’s because of liberals who are offended by everything.  I’ve written on this topic before … but it’s time for a refresh.

My daughter isn’t allowed to sit “Indian Style” anymore.  She has to sit “criss cross apple sauce.” Because we don’t want to offend Native Americans.

But it’s apparently not offensive to take a knee during the National Anthem.

There’s an uproar to remove a mural from the Dr. Seuss museum in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts … because there’s a picture of a Chinese guy eating with chopsticks, and apparently that is racist.

But somehow creating a scholarship that you can only qualify for if you’re black isn’t.

People are offended by the term “Fighting Irish” at Notre Dame and want that changed.  Except, of course, the Irish who are fighting back against the PC police.

We need to remove statues of General Robert E. Lee and others because … fascism.  

But apparently censoring speech and removing historical references that you don’t like isn’t fascist.

We need to change the emoji of a gun on the iPhone to a squirt gun … because we don’t want to trigger people.

But it’s O.K. for a Democrat running for town council to say that all gun supporters should have been on the Las Vegas strip during the mass shooting.

Rape a woman in Massachusetts and you might get 10 years behind bars.  Get caught owning a bump stock (which was totally legal a few months ago) and you now might face life in prison.  Despite, of course, the fact that you could fashion a similar device out of a belt and your finger.

Bosses expecting employees to show up on time is racist. Violence is completely acceptable if it’s against President Trump and if it’s called for by the Left.

Following a convicted terrorist is O.K. as long as she’s leading a “women’s protest” and wearing a vagina hat. Free speech is allowed on college campuses unless you’re a conservative

The irony to all of this, of course, is that “political correctness” against “fascism” has become the very “fascism” that is being protested.

People are once again screaming for more gun laws, saying that laws will keep bad guys in line.  If only we made murder and using drugs illegal … right?

In the meantime, heart disease kills 610,000 people per year. So should we ban double cheeseburgers?  Bacon?  Ice cream?  After all, if we reduce the number of heart-related deaths by just 10%, we’ll save twice the number of people killed by guns each year.

Ridiculous, right?  Wrong!  We need to ban everything!

Take this very article, for example.  There will be many who don’t agree with it.  Shut it down!  Remove it!  Free speech is alive and well as long as it’s the kind of speech we agree with!

Wait – your school mascot for the last 50 years involved a Chief or a tomahawk to pay homage to Native Americans?  Everyone that went to that school is clearly a bigot.

You believe that a person should be judged and promoted in the business world based on the person’s skills and qualifications and NOT based on sex, age, skin color, sexuality, or socio-economic background?  You a sexist, racist, ageist, xenophobic, homophobic PIG!

See the problem we have here?  Those of us who have common sense are apparently the enemy.

Those of us who support police are now evil and stand by the devil.

Those of us who respect the American flag and the men and women who serve and protect it are now occupiers, Nazis, and bootlickers.

Those of us who support capitalism, the free market, and the ability for anyone and everyone to work hard and create something and provide for their family are now elitist.

But here’s the problem with all of this.

While you’re off wearing vagina hats being triggered by 50-year-old murals and things like “duck duck goose” in our school districts … true incidents of discrimination are happening, because people are starting to become numb to the words.

Enough is enough.  It’s time to declare that “political correctness” is nothing more than a tool used by those incapable of logic and reason to try to talk down to those they don’t agree with.

It’s time to start treating these individuals as the petulant children they are.  Let’s stop pandering to their micro-aggressions and remind them that the adults are back in charge.

Because this is just getting ridiculous … and true patriots are sick of it.

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Kyle S. Reyes is the Chief Executive Officer of The Silent Partner Marketing, co-host of The Whiskey Patriots and the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today. Reyes is also an acclaimed keynote speaker on patriotism and leadership, entrepreneurship and marketing by storytelling. You can follow him on Facebook.