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Chuck Pinkey

November 5, 2013

Proud to be politically incorrect


Look at what we’ve become. Illegal aliens are now undocumented immigrants or as Jay Leno says, “Future Democratic voters.” “Founding Fathers” has been replaced in many school books in favor of “Founders.” Apparently “Fathers” was too sexist for the PC police. 

Many find “senior citizen” offensive, and the PC crowd suggests “older person.” Personally at 64 years old, I think both stink, but “crabby, complaining, ill-tempered, old coots” will never fly.

Seems our PC police have a foreign ally. According to Global Language Monitor, “Oriental, in the U.S. is considered offensive to Asians because the term is based on the geographic relationship of Asia from a Western perspective.” Is that true? Next time I eat Chinese, I’ll have to ask the waitress if “Oriental” is offensive. Wait! Is “eat Chinese” racist or hate speech? One can’t be too careful.

Before the PC movement, we would have said, “Many on the right, in the middle, and now on the left have come to believe President Obama and henchmen are the most dishonest — and with this Obamacare fiasco — stupid administration yet to occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.” Now, we say, “Ethically disoriented and intellectually impaired president and henchmen.” Is that better? 

Indians, feather not dot, have become Native Americans. Native Americans? What the heck is that? Isn’t that just trading one white man’s term for another? I’d bet the Sioux, Lakota, Cherokee and Apache couldn’t care less about what we call them. With real problems like alcohol, poverty, disease, and poor education going unsolved, the PC term “Native American” only makes the bleeding hearts feel like they’ve accomplished something.

Lately, the Washington Redskins have come under fire. The Redskins! That name alone will put a knot in the thong of any PC devotee, but let’s step back and think about it for a moment. The “Redskins” were fierce fighters, as were the Braves, the Vikings, the Fighting Irish, the Warriors, the Cowboys, and the Black Hawks.

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