I admit I laugh at racist, sexist, homophobic and religious jokes. I’ll be the one who’s honest and gets called an asshole and a bigot. That’s OK. I think much of it is hysterical. I wish they had better racist jokes about white people. At times I feel left out. But if I admit that, does it mean I’m admiring my white privilege? Or am I suffering from “white fragility”? I forget.
This won’t be the most eloquent post I’ve ever written, that’s for sure. But, Why is everyone so easily offended these days? Why are people entitled to believe their point of view is always worthy of someone else’s respect and acknowledgement? Someone probably took offense I used the words pussy and/or God.
No shit there’s racism and bigotry everywhere! It’s on every side of the spectrum; no group is left out or unscathed. If you don’t believe that you’re either an idiot or a liar. People of every race, sex, creed and color get incredibly bent out of shape when someone, who usually doesn’t matter, says or does something they don’t agree with. #Black:LivesMatter, #WhiteLivesMatter, #BlueLivesMatter, #AllLivesMater. Apparently those hash tags are offensive to some..
Everyone has their cause, which is great because we live in America and that’s part of freedom. Except when you jam your beliefs down others throat’s, infringing upon their freedom to think, act and fell as they choose. Stop trying to force your beliefs on others. More importantly, stop being professionally offended and thinking everything is about you.
Half of these causes are driven by narcissism – the need to feel special. We all need our special day to be accepted and validated by everyone else or we feel ostracized. The worlds so unfair! Where’s my special day? When will I get to celebrate my diversity on “mildly white trash, low-brow, tattooed guy day”. Apparently there are those who feel I celebrate that every day.
I’m not the brightest guy in the world. I’m certainly not the most refined or cultured. However, I’ve seen and been through some shit. I’ve learned to grow thick skin. I Realize how others view and feel towards me isn’t always my concern or my business. It rarely becomes a problem, unless if I feed into it with my anger and negativity.
Not everyone has it as easy as me, yes I know. There are those who make their live’s harder by creating issues in their mind. Dragging it into their reality because of how hypersensitive they have become. Finding fault and offense everywhere they look.
Stop, please stop. My head hurts. I can’t open my eyes without being subjected to everyone’s need to right. Look at all the delicate flowers. Everyone is full of shit: liberals, conservatives, radicals, white, black, this, that. Every single one. I’m sure I’m full of shit quite often too.
I’m a hypocrite, complaining about those who complain. I suppose I’m just as bad. Taking offense to those who are offended. I’m not saying there’s not occasionally a reason to be offended. But I am saying there is never the ‘RIGHT” to be offended. That’s called entitlement. Take that negative energy and spin it into constructive and positive actions. Being offended is neither.