Political Correctness: The Naughty List
Just in time for Christmas, we've lost our minds. Hold the eggnog, put down the fruitcake 'cuz we gotta talk! Political correctness is blowing cold across Christmas like a North Dakota blizzard. Christmas classics have been deemed toxic and wrong, fit only for the Island of Misfit Toys. What's going on?
Our blogger buddy Tim Bryce is a writer and the managing director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Fla., and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. His latest column takes a look at these latest examples of political correctness running amok including the beloved Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!
"For 54 years, this film was cherished by children, but not in 2018 where critics today declare it “disturbing.” Santa is accused of racism for not accepting Rudolph due to his red nose, Hermey the Elf is described as a “Sadistic Psychopath,” the elves are accused of inbreeding, and Yukon Cornelius is considered “Mentally Unstable.” I wonder how we overlooked all of this for over 50 years?"
Makes you think it's the critics who are mentally unstable! This all would be just a bad batch of sugar plum dreams if some other well meaning people weren't compelled to yield to these ridiculous conclusions. Case in point: "Baby It's Cold Outside."
Tim Bryce - "Finally, we come to WDOK-FM 102.1 (aka, Star 102) in Cleveland who recently banned the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” as it could be construed as promoting male predatory tactics of women, something of keen interest to the #metoo movement (anyone remember the Justice Brett Kavanaugh hearings?). It is primarily sung as a duet between a man and a woman. In its 74-year history, there have been dozens of renditions by a variety of artists ... Great music, but you won’t hear it anytime soon in Cleveland." (or on a number of other radio stations around the country)
Tim's conclusion? "Since there appears to be a resurgence in Christmas, the left is attacking the peripheral aspects of the holidays, hence the attacks on Rudolph, Frosty, et al. They will not be happy until organized religion, particularly Christianity, is removed from our culture."
Are you ready to let that happen? As Tim might say. Keep the faith! For the rest of this and all of Tim's other columns, see: timbryce.com