A long time ago I wrote about my feelings concerning Political Correctness. In fact, it was so long ago that I can’t find it now.
I fucking hate Political Correctness. It is the greatest load of bollox ever invented.
Why do I hate it so much? Because it’s symptomatic of the touchy feely, no one must be offended or hurt type of molly coddling society we have become. We have to tiptoe through the minefield of life now, watching every single step just in case someone is offended. And if that isn’t bad enough, we have to watch out for groups who just may be offended, and we can’t mention them, just in case.
In my meanderings through the Interweb I came across an article in a UK newspaper. That article amply demonstrated just how fucking insane the world has become.
A woman wanted to advertise for a domestic cleaner. She wrote out a simple advertisement and approached her local job centre to ask them to display it. They wouldn’t. Why? Because she stated that any applicants for the post ”must be very reliable and hard-working”. What’s wrong with that, you may ask? The job centre refused the advertisement on the grounds that it may offend unreliable people, and that it was discriminatory.
Did you ever hear of anything so fucking ridiculous before? Is this not the greatest heap of steaming manure? Is there anyone insane enough out there to agree with this?
Are we going to be forbidden to greet people with a cheerful ‘good morning’ because we may offend people who don’t like mornings? Are we even going to be allowed to use our native language any more, in case we offend foreigners?
I was going to write a scathing article today about all those sad fuckers who were conned into buying the iPad, which is something they never realised they needed until the advertising hype deluded them into thinking they needed it, but I can’t now.
I wouldn’t want to discriminate against idiots.