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Friday, August 18, 2017

Who told you to be offended?

   Social media and the news is flooding with us with reports about people tearing down Civil War monuments of those who fought on the wrong side in the Civil War. I can't scroll very far without running onto another news story or someone posting something about it, usually taking the side that we must tear these monuments down.

 I personally find it all insane. These monuments have been standing for years, and suddenly everyone is offended by them because it is politically correct to find them offensive. The media and liberals are telling everyone how evil they are, and how they must come down..... so like the good zombies people are, they are lining up and being offended because they are told they must be offended.

 On the humorous side, a friend posted this last night on Facebook: "Notice to all: please do not use the one, twenty, fifty or one hundred dollar bills as they have pictures of slave owners on them. Send them to me and I will dispose of them properly." She was joking, but it does raise a couple of interesting questions: is it any worse to have people who owned slaves on our money than it is to have a statue to someone who owned slaves and fought for the right to own them? And the second question: how long before these same people do go after our money and demand that Washington, Jefferson, and the others who owned slaves be taken off of our money? When will the insanity stop? Will they next go after Robert E Lee's house, which is a tourist attraction? Is it any worse to have a statue than to have his actual home?

 I honestly feel this is a non-issue. You cannot erase history. These men are as important to many in the South as Grant, Lincoln, and others are to we in the North. Should statues that offend a small group of people be taken down to appease those people? And why should one group of people be appeased and not others? What about the things that offend me? Am I less important than those offended by these monuments?

Abortion offends me

Cursing offends me

Lady Gaga offends me

Madonna offends me

People treating their dogs like babies offends me

Hillary Clinton, Obama, and Donald Trump offend me

Mornings offend me

I am offended that I have to ask for no mayonnaise and sour cream on thins that come with those

I am offended by women who show parts of their breasts in public

Smoking offends me

BLM offends me

People who want to legalize pot offend me

Rap music offends me.....it being called music offends me

  I could go on, but I don't want to sound as much of a weenie as the anti-monument people. But seriously people, when is it going to stop? It seems weekly there is something new to be offended by, and a push is made to remove it from public eye so someone doesn't get a butt hurt: the Confederate flag (I am tempted to fly one myself, I am so weary of that outrage), monuments, the 10 Commandments on government property, saying "Merry Christmas", and on and on.

 It seems to me that the majority of people being offended by these things are not offended until they are told they should be. Think about it: the media and liberals are usually the ones pushing this insanity. Over and over they say how offensive it is, and gullible people swallow it, get outraged, protest, destroy property, and demand that the offensive items be pulled from the public eye and history.

 Where will it end? I saw a news story where people want a statue of Theodore Roosevelt torn down because he supported slavery. Who and what will they go after next... Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Jesus Christ? What about we who are offended by Margaret Sanger, a woman who was pro-abortion so the black population could be thinned down.......yet is a heroine to liberals, and no one is demanding a bust of her be knocked down that is in the Smithsonian.

 Most of this all boils down to political correctness, and trying to appease a small portion of  the population who is suddenly offended with something that has been around for a long time.

   And don't get me wrong. There are things we should be offended and even outraged about. The murder of innocent babies should outrage us. Planned Parenthood making money off of killing babies and selling their body parts should outrage us. People twisting Scripture and telling gay people God is OK with them having sex with the same gender and they can be gay and Christian should offend us. Injustice should offend us.

   But we shouldn't be too easily offended about so much. Christians especially are not to take offense so easily, but those are parts of the Bible we tend to pass over and not observe. "Yes, but" has become a popular thing for us to say.

   Back to the monuments. The South has as much right to have monuments to their Civil War heroes  as we do in the North to the guys who were on our side. It is all part of history, and tearing down monuments will not change history, nor will it change any racism that still exists today.

 Let's stop being so easily offended, and let's definitely stop letting the media and liberals dictate to us what we must be offended by each day. It is just another way they are dividing Americans.

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