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We live in an era where acceptable behavior and social norms are changing. Political correctness has always been around. 60 years ago it protected things like religion, sex, politics, etc. In 1961 Lenny Bruce was ARRESTED for obscenity while doing a stand up routine. He used the word “cocksucker”. I know, what a bunch of snowflakes Americans used to be.
Nowadays PC has become more inclusive and has made it obscene to use racial slurs, sexist slurs, homophobic slurs, etc. While nobody is arresting conservative speakers who push back against what has become PC, throughout this country you will find pockets of well meaning college students who’s defining issue is taking identity and PC to a moronic extreme. Some people might know them better as SJWs.
But the played out SJW narrative doesn’t interest me anymore. It’s the anti-SJWs, the cartoonish clowns who themselves engage in the same behavior they claim to hate. The thin skinned sensitivity, the victimhood, the group think, the blanket generalizations, the overblown dramatics ... all the things they claim to hate are far more common at a Donald Trump rally than your typical college campus.
Take Bill Maher for example. He is among the class of pundits who flog PC culture as a singularly eminent threat to the freedom of expression in America. In this video I posted, Bill Burr, a decidedly un-PC comic, punctured the narrative. Bill Burr makes the point that most of the time, these SJW morons are in small groups and do not represent the majority of college students or Left wing activists. After that 2015 interview, Burr never appeared on Real Time again.
In America, there's always been a contemptuous crowd thirsty to pick off the extremists and caricature movements for social change. We see it in the old cartoons painting suffragettes as red-faced old spinsters or black civil rights activists in terrible ways, and in taunts of anti-war activists as dirty hippies and commie pinkos. “SJWs” are the newest example. While there are people who do go to far, it’s the anti-SJW faction who really exhibit the characteristics so many find reprehensible.
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