Political Correctness

Political Correctness is merely bullying by another name.

It seems that I’m really not ‘politically correct’ ~ if what you mean by political correctness is fitting in with whatever is perceived as the ‘right’ way to believe, think, speak, and act by whatever minority group holds sway.  For example; I like the film The Damn Busters, about a WWII RAF raid on Germany ~ that even though the word ‘Nigger’ is used 12 times in the movie, and I have no problem with that.  (Nigger was the name of Wing Commander Guy Gibson’s black Labrador dog.)

Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organises hatred.  ~  Jacques Barzun.

On the other hand, I firmly believe that all women, (including whatever two letter acronym is appropriate), deserve to be treated with the utmost consideration and respect.  And, that sometimes creates a cognitive dissonance for me when a woman acts like a lot less than a lady; smoking, swearing, getting drunk, using drugs, cheating on her partner, picking up guys in bars, fucking having extra-relationship flings with younger men, and having multiple sexual partners.  But then, who said the world has to be perfect?

If the first words out of your mouth are to cry ‘political correctness!’, chances are very, very high that you are in fact part of the problem.  ~  N. K. Jemisin.

I’m mentioning all this because of a couple of things I saw on television.

Firstly, I’ve been enjoying re-watching some old Carry On Films.  These bawdy British movies are so incredibly politically incorrect it’s almost surreal.  They feature very attractive, very well endowed young women, often portrayed as dumb blondes, often played by the legendary, and very funny, Barbara Windsor.

Secondly, and very seriously, I caught an episode of a US comedy / crime / drama series I quite like.  The dramatic hook in this episode was that there was a person of interest, and nobody in the police department could figure out what this guy was saying, or which obscure Eastern European country he came from.

It turned out that this guy was an Englishman, a Geordie ~ a person born in the North East near the River Tyne.  Some would say that I’m a Geordie, although technically I’m more of a Mackem.

Having said that, even I couldn’t understand a fucking damn word this particular character uttered.  Whatever accent he thought he was imitating it certainly wasn’t Geordie.

No American actor can imitate any British accent whatsoever, so why the fuck hell did the producer of this show go down the road of totally pissing off every English person born North of the Watford Gap?  Ignorance and Stupidity.

There is no way the same producer would have made the same kind of mistake with any American minority, especially someone from the Gay, Lesbian, Transsexual, (whatever two letter acronym is appropriate), community.  If he had he would have been sacked, pilloried, and remorselessly attacked.

But then, who gives a fuck about white Englishmen like me?  (And by the way, I am NOT British, I’m English.)

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

TV can’t make mistakes when portraying lesbian BDSM

but it’s OK to make fun of Geordies

 

26 responses

  1. PC is way out of hand these days -campuses are beyond belief. It’s become a pass for preferred groups to the detriment of those out of political favor. Unfortunately it’s being increasingly legislated in many places! Agree about American actors trying to sound English – equally dismal when English actors try to sound American – it’s always just off. Thanks for another great post! 💕🥂

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    1. PC baffles me at times. Why on earth would anyone want unisex public bathrooms?
      I’ve been searching my memory to find a British actor / actress who can pass for American ~ and all I came up with is Sean Connery. Jeez
      Thank you for being so cool. ❤ 😉 ❤

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      1. Call Me Jedi Jack. ❤

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  2. While my intense political reading of the last few years (now discontinued in favor of encouraging reads) left me in a poor frame of mind, I’m glad for them. They helped me see the judgments in what I’d long misperceived as open-mindedness, so that I laughed at the cover of a book called Liberal Fascism; the image was a smiley face with a Hitler moustache. I remarked on that to my husband and sister that it was so spot-on. Just because something is said with “niceness” and (some degree of) intent to protect doesn’t make it good, helpful, or anything but the gentler side of suppression. I’m now (usually) better able to hear what people are actually saying these days, even when they use words that initially make me go, “Hmm.” It has changed communication so much for the better, IMO.

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    1. Many a lie has been told through a smile. And many an injustice has been perpetrated just because some people thought it was ‘the right thing to do’.
      A lie can be half-way around the world before the truth has got its boots on.
      All it takes for evil to thrive is for good people to do nothing.
      Thanks for reading, and thank you for your honest comment.
      ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Thats getting better right

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  4. Your linguistics make my heart race, Mr Collier. I do cause many a form of cognitive dissonance and have been responsible for many dissociative psychiatric schisms in my youth… I’m on a mission to repair my mistakes and have inadvertently made many more along the way. I’m versed in the English language, as Australian English is the bastard child need from the Brits and the Americas. And English is a bullshit sponge absorbing words and terms from many other languages. A hybrid mutation so to speak. And like all mutants, it has become corrupted and needs to be cleansed.
    Mr Collier, be my star witness in this neko case. May Ally call upon Sir Gregory to assist in the pecking out the eyes of the 420 blackbirds who friggen squawk and are all around annoyingly noisy?
    I am not like my sweet Audrina, I will not be silenced into uneasy compliance from shame. I am the first, not the second, individual (as far as all I know) who bears my exact birth and name.
    Shape shifter, sharp shooter, sight spinner, sun shiner. Haha, I thought you may be calling my name, so here I am. (Curtsey) I’ll just humbly take a seat, may be lounge over there upon the tufted chaise, and await your response. (Dramatically flops onto the sofa suite, hand raised to brow) oh my, I do declare!

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    1. Such a sexy dramatic stream of consciousness from you once again my dark shape shifter ~ what shape will you be for me tonight. Are you a creature to torture my nightmares, or a houri to steal my heart in dreams.
      English is the ultimate bastard language, strong, inclusive, descriptive, and deceptive.
      Humbly take your ease and await my programme for your soul.
      💖💖💖💖💖

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      1. LOL sweet! For I can be anything that one needs me to be. I have been discussing this dawn the notions of light, entropy and gravity. It burdens me that omg I’m a black hole again, but..? If I absorb enough of the world’s darkness I can shift once again and be the explosive and incendiary white celestial whole. (Fiendish grin)
        This is such playful fun. It excites me so. As you are of assumed Celtic origin, you might know me (from your collective memory) as a single carnal form of the Morrigan.
        Many names, faces, cloaks and daggers, many stages many plays I am known as the star actor. Quick as a whip cracked on the wind, I respond with a quip and I’m off again.
        I tap my finger upon my lips, glad to have you on board Jack. Shh… too many secrets spill forth and I now seal my lips xoxo

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        1. Stay silent and come to me in the midnight darkness. XXX

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  5. Oi Geordies now your talking NOT!! That was a fun and sort of indept with many levels of nothing nice touch with the ladies, and who said, that women cannot do what men do… I did.. Not well at least they should do it with a bit of posh talk and a long cigerette which looks rather devine…. ? No Monte”

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    1. You always make me smile, and whatever you write you’re always a sexy lady. ❤ ❤

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      1. Jacko im not sexy im just a chick that has more values than most people and trys to be the best she can in this over barring harsh and unforgiving world that should be more loving… just saying shrug x

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  6. Jack,

    This is a great post, and it definitely captures that sentiment in America right now (that part hit home). Political Correctness has gone too far.

    Thank you

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    1. And thank you for appreciating my thoughts.

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  7. If the first words out of your mouth are to cry ‘political correctness!’, chances are very, very high that you are in fact part of the problem.  ~  N. K. Jemisin.
    Amen!!!

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    1. Sweetheart, as usual you are so ahead of the curve. ❤ ❤ 😉

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      1. I’m always three steps behind! 🙄

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        1. Three cute, elegant, sexy steps maybe.

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          1. More like haggard, clumsy and awkward steps. 😁

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          2. But flattery will get you Everywhere! 😘

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        2. I have never tried to flatter you.
          I just happen to believe that you are the sweetest, sexiest, most erotic woman I have ever had the pleasure to chat with,
          Anyhow, you know that I adore you.
          ❤ ❤ ❤

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          1. You are an incredibly kind man. I am just me. Not everyone’s cup of tea. I truly appreciate your kind words. 💋

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