I have to admit I love all this modern political correctness.
People are now trawling every archive they can find in the hopes of finding something that isn’t “inclusive”, “insulting” or just generally Politically Incorrect. I mean we mustn’t offend absolutely anyone [or anything, for the gender deniers].
The latest is an attack on a couple of “festive songs”, namely A Fairytale of New York and Baby It’s Cold Outside. Apparently the former is homophobic and the latter is none other than a “rape anthem”. Whoda thunk it? Now I’m not a fan of either song but am reasonably familiar with them [who isn’t when the fucking things are played incessantly?] and it would never cross my mind that anyone could be offended by either, except maybe the more musical amongst us who object to Shane McGowan singing as if he’s pissed out of his skull, which he probably was.
However we live in a world where the touchy feely snowflakes amongst us can and will be offended at the slightest imagined slight.
We are even reaching the stage where even animals and birds are affected. PETA [God bless their little brains of insanity] are complaining about the implied cruelty to wild life with our common phrases and are kind enough to provide us with alternatives to our little off the cuff remarks.
I cannot help but wonder what will happen when they get around to dissecting religion. Will Hail Mary become an anthem for nonconsentual sex? It appears that nothing is sacred in this absurd new reality.
I will leave the last word to Waterford Whispers –