This morning on Morning Joe, a discussion centered on the irrational application of political correctness which has become so extreme that, with one mistake, people are losing their jobs. The issue was about a news media person who lost her job, due to some things she wrote on a Tweet a number of years ago when she was 17 years of age. She has changed since then and had apologized for her statements at that time.
The issue is about America no longer being able to forgive. A recent article was mentioned (Wood, Graeme (21 March 2021), “America Has Forgotten How to Forgive,” The Atlantic). Bill Maher’s comments about “cancer culture” (is this a new phrase?). Clips of Donald Trump on Face the Nation remarking about political correctness were provided.
At this point, I must comment about Donald Trump’s statements about political correctness. What a shame that Donald Trump is so mentally ill that the only conclusion I make is that “I agree, Mr. Trump, but you are a hypocrite when speaking about this topic. I agree, Mr. Trump, but to get your way, you embolden thugs who look for support about this statement and then accuse the rest of us of being on a ‘political witch hunt’ and losing ground by lying about the results of an election.” Trump divides America, rather than solving the problems like this one. We don’t need an asshole like that and this is not being said because of a “political witch hunt” at all, you asshole Trump.
I have read a book written by someone who served in the U.S. Education Department under George W. Bush (and did not act like an asshole DeVos elitist who wanted to privatize education, or Jeb Bush of Florida who wanted to privatize education with vouchers or the same with the asshole hospital privatizer (making a ton of money due to this) from Florida who sits in the U.S. Senate today, Rick the Prick Scott).
Dr. Ravitch’s book made a great deal of sense about the over-reaction and extremist values of political correctness or, apparently, as Bill Maher called it, “cancer culture.” The book was not mentioned in this discourse this morning, but is an important aspect. The book? Diane Ravitch’s, The language police : how pressure groups restrict what children learn. evidently, the person who lost her job recently did not let pressure groups influence her, as she wrote something politically incorrect on Twitter, while a teenager. In contrast to elitist snotty bitch, Betsy DeVos being appointed as Secretary of the Department of Education, Trump COULD have appointed REPUBLICAN Dr. Diane Ravitch and he would have had a person who agreed with him regarding political correctness. Instead, Trump became a mentally ill hypocrite when he appointed people, then became paranoid when people disagreed with him. Yep. Some “political witch hunt” and fraud in the elections. Asshole Trump.
Another book from Dr. Ravitch goes against the bitch, DeVos, Jeb Bush, and Rick the Prick, so probably is the reason why Dr. Ravitch was ignored. Book: Reign of error : the hoax of the privatization movement and the danger to America’s public schools.
Mister Doug, Professor (retired) Doug is pro-Ravitch, including other books the good doctor has authored.
The one issue which was hard to understand. Mister Doug has always liked Joe Scarborough. Today, however, we hear him talking about living in the South and “thinking nothing about the Confederate flag flying.” Scarborough cited the “five flags in Pensacola, FL, which included the American, Florida, British, and Confederate (and I must add the words, BATTLE FLAG to Confederate). That did not settle well with me, at all. Knowing so many people in Florida who found a battle flag from the past as being traitorous, never mind the symbol of white racism, I find the fact that the traitorous aspect was not brought up today. The British flag is the flag of another nation which still exists today and for which has been our ally, especially when they asked for our help during World War II and REPUBLICANS OPPOSED GIVING THE ASSISTANCE TO CHURCHILL and we ALMOST PAID A BAD PRICE FOR THE FREAKING REPUBLICANS DIGGING IN THEIR HEELS THOSE DAYS. Scarborough should have known about this. There is a difference between having the British flag present, along with a BATTLE FLAG. What is being said and not repeated by the media in America is that the battle flag is NOT ONLY a flag symbolizing white supremacy, but also one that demonstrates the treason and sedition of so many Americans who believe the war was not ended in 1865 an the BATTLES continue today. What the hell is Scarborough and others afraid of by saying this? Afraid of violating “political correctness?”
One final thought. Thank you, Rev. Al Sharpton, for your remarks about forgiving a white man who tried to stab him. Added to this could have been the forgiveness of Alabama Governor George Wallace, by John Lewis. In Christianity, one more thing to be added are these ideas: (1) “judge not lest you be judged,” in addition to the words mentioned on this program about “those without sin cast the first stone;” (2) “you will know the truth and the truth will set you free,” rather than just believing, as Trump and so many Americans believe, that the “truth hurts.”
Aretha Franklin’s song: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.”
Stevie Wonder’s song: “Love’s in Need of Love Today.”