On Being Offended
There is a repeating pattern. Some group, Christian, first nations, gays, blacks… complain than some other group is doing something they claim degrades them. Then some high school bimbo will be interviewed on the radio who claims, our logo/song/… does not offend them. How would she know better than the people who complained? She is being ridiculous. She could claim:
- This should not offend them; they are being overly sensitive.
- We had no intention of offending anyone.
- Yes, it offends them, but that’s their problem. There is no law that says nobody can offend anyone else. They fully deserve the criticism.
There are politically correct people who make a living from being offended. They go out of their way to twist other people’s words and actions so they can interpret them as offensive.
There are people who fully deserve to be offended, like creationists, who spread lies about science, gays and global warming and who make wild claims about knowing what happens after death when they just made it all up.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)