San Francisco Giants will ban “culturally insensitive” clothing in its stadium. And who will define “culturally insensitive”? An all-knowing authority, naturally, guided by self-described victims and absolutely guaranteed to err on the side of “if it spares just one child’s sensitivities” bans.
This whole PC crap has always been ridiculous but it’s growing like a cancer, from “trigger words” giving one sensitive soul the power to ban books on her campus to, of course, forcing the Washington Redskins to change their name.
Just today, a reader of this blog chastised me for using the word “church” to refer to a synagogue because, according to her, it triggered dark memories of the Spanish Inquisition and the wicked deeds of the Catholic Church back then. Well boo fucking hoo, lady. There are some Jews who object to the word synagogue and prefer temple instead. Who wins that one? And I promise you that we can dig up some Palestinians who not only object to the term synagogue or temple, but because of their own memories, object to the very existence of Jews anywhere on earth. Whacha gonna do about that?
Get along, go along, or shut up. It’s the American way, or used to be.