Skip to comments.The 21st Century: The Golden Age of Being Offended
Posted on 07/31/2015 5:34:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
I am angry all the time. I am constantly upset to the point that I cant eat and can barely sleep. Just the sight of other people laughing fills me with painful rage. Because thats how tolerant I am.
We are in a golden age of progressivism. We are hurtling to new frontiers of tolerance and understanding that not even the most fevered imagination could have conceived of a decade ago. And thats because weve unlocked the core of progressivism, the sine qua non of people of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual preferences, and categories yet to be added getting along: being offended.
Everyone remembers stories about the Puritans. They were religious types who judged each other and were offended constantly by normal human behavior. We look at them with contempt now, though, as the scope of what offended them was too narrow. Their imaginations about what sorts of things to get angry about were too limited. And never once did they use papier-mâché puppets in a protest. But now that the secular world has taken over being offended by everything, we are truly in a renaissance.
I am now upset by more things before breakfast than a normal man used to be upset by all month. And every day, social scientists are busy conducting studies, performing experiments, and consuming heavy amounts of drugs in order to come up with brand new things for the enlightened individuals in society to be offended by. Its thrilling. Think of it not that long ago, referring to only women having babies would have been as offensive as saying that two plus two equals four, but now its highly insensitive and will get you screamed at and protested. And saying two plus two equals four is also offensive because its falnumericalnormative. I just made that word up. Because thats the glorious world were in now: one where we have to constantly make up new words to describe brand new concepts that offend us.
But if I think Im advanced at being offended, it wont compare at all to the next generation. Right now, tomorrows progressives are on college campuses being trained to have a sensitivity to offense far beyond normal human senses. With trigger warnings, safe spaces, and advanced microaggression-detection techniques, they have become so sensitive that the slightest breeze out of place will shatter them into pieces and leave them gibbering, offended messes that will take years of expensive therapy to put back together. They are so tolerant and understanding of others that they cant ever hope to function in normal society without constant mental breakdowns caused by the huge offenses that only they are trained enough to see.
And with this course were on, think of what the future will be like. We will evolve to be so tolerant that there will be nothing left that doesnt offend us. We will search the streets for anyone enjoying themselves, and when we find such fiends, well scream at them, How dare you?! How can you smile when there is so much that is offensive everywhere? What sick kind of bigot are you that you can enjoy life for even a moment?
Soon everyone will shuffle along silently, staring at their feet to try to avoid the screaming and protests. But it wont work we will be offended by the silence. We will screech at the day and be enraged by the night. We will have such finely honed senses for offense that you can lock us in a sensory deprivation chamber, and we will still find things to rage against. And when absolutely everything a human can utter or do is found to be a grave offense, we will turn to the animal world and learn to communicate with them find out what they have to say and then scream at that. And when there is nothing left on Earth that doesnt enrage us, we will turn to space. We will explore the deepest, darkest corners of the universe and shout and wave placards at them.
Eventually, all of creation all of reality everything conceivable and everything imaginable will be declared offensive. We will do nothing but scream constantly. We will have no feelings but anger except for the few fleeting moments of happiness when we have discovered yet a new thing that offends us.
And then we will have true tolerance and understanding.
I find this post offensive.
I find constant screaming to be offensive.
I’m offended by people who are offended.
Amazing post. Thanks.
Its a Fad—done to help a political agenda. It will become a joke in the future. Wait til the media has really important things to talk about—like World War Three, or universal Pandemic, or Civil War.
My rights begin at the point of someone being “offended”, and my rights end when they start to infringe on another’s RIGHTS, which are defined by rule of law.
Now when being offended becomes something that can be litigated, then the system of laws will fall apart because being offended is so arbitrary.
The evil of the “offense” culture is that it gives greater moral weight to the offense of different demographic groups.
For example, the white woman can usually trump the white guy when she’s offended, but anyone else with more demographic check boxes trumps her.
“Im offended by people who are offended.”
I have very thin skin and I find your covert microaggression unacceptable.
So white guys have no right to be offended?
What if instead of a middle aged white heterosexual, I am in fact, a lesbian black woman trapped in a white male body? Who is to say I am not allowed that identity? And THEN can I EVER be offended!
Man, just thinking of all the preferential hiring, college acceptance, scholarship money and social ass kissing I could have had if I just played that card.
I am in fact, a lesbian black woman trapped in a white male body?
I am a crippled transgender homeless black woman trapped in a white male body and I am offended that you haven’t bought me that pair of 13W(left foot) 9N(right foot) 6” stiletto’s.
Damn! You got me beat!
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