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From Columbus To Dr. Seuss, Everyone Is Offended By Everything

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”  George Orwell, 1984

As actual Americans celebrate Columbus Day, there’s a movement among the less proud-of-this-country among us to twist and even eliminate history.  

Take the patchouli-scented individuals in Northampton, Massachusetts or Los Angeles, for example, who have renamed it “Indigenous Peoples Day.”  Because Columbus didn’t just change the course of history … he killed people who attacked his friends and somehow hurt feelings hundreds of years later as well.

But of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to “political correctness.”

Buckle up …

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.

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But apparently censoring speech and removing historical references that you don’t like isn’t fascist.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

Bosses expecting employees to show up on time is racist. Violence is completely acceptable if it’s against President Donald 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.

I don’t need to be a doctor to be able to declare that “common sense” is dead in America. 

People are screaming for more gun laws after Vegas, saying that laws will keep bad guys in line.  If only we made murder 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.

When EVERYTHING is racist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist, and fascist … then NOTHING is.

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 co-host of The Whiskey Patriots and the Chief Executive Officer of The Silent Partner Marketing. Reyes is also an acclaimed keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing and social media. You can follow him on Facebook.