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February 16, 2014 by V the K
Peter Hughes says
February 16, 2014 at 11:43 am - February 16, 2014
February 16, 2014 at 11:53 am - February 16, 2014
This poster IS the very definition of LOL!
February 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm - February 16, 2014
…is my personal favorite!!
February 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm - February 16, 2014
It is everyone’s right to take offence and say so. The issue arises with the person who reaches for the levers of state power in order to redress the perceived offence.
February 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm - February 16, 2014
Being “offended” is a personal reaction akin to “I feel hungry” or “I think I’m thirsty” or “I felt tired”. There’s nothing good or bad about it. It just is.
The despicable things come in when a person that feels a certain when then tries to enforce his or her mere feelings on other people against those peoples’ wills.
Craig Smith says
February 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm - February 16, 2014
It needs to be put up there with:
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Elenor Roosevelt
“Sticks and stones may break my bones…”
February 17, 2014 at 12:27 am - February 17, 2014
Being “offended” is a personal reaction…
You should have stopped there.
But you go on to compare an emotional reaction (being offended) to physical reactions (hunger, thirst and fatigue). Not much of an apt analogy.
Many of our current problems stem from the fact that we have become a feelings based culture.
Other than personal interactions, the world doesn’t (and it shouldn’t) give two sh*ts about your feelings, my feelings, or anyone else’s feelings.
Being offended is something that a person chooses to be.
What we’ve got now is too many people making that choice.
There’s nothing good or bad about it (being offended). It just is.
This is the type of mindless platitude that comes straight out of some self-help seminar: “Feelings aren’t good or bad…they just are.”
Except when the emotions a person displays have no discernible connection to the events which they claim gave rise to them.
It’s how one gets from hearing someone say “Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterucfk of a miserable failure” to “You’re a racist.”
Or how one gets from hearing someone say “I don’t agree with ‘gay marriage’.” to “You hate gay people and want to see them put to death.”
I’m tired of people who want to indulge their emotions as opposed to dealing with facts. It’s one of the markers that distinguishes adults from children. And we’ve got way too many alleged adults ready to whine, piss, cry and moan about their hurt little feelings at the barest provocation.
They need to be told to grow up and to STFU.
I’ll take thinking people over ‘feeling’ people any day.
And we’re running dangerously low on the former.
fort dix mike says
February 17, 2014 at 5:18 am - February 17, 2014
I stopped caring about people who frequent the altar of the Goddess of Offense. My friends count has gone down considerably. I feel better for it.
February 17, 2014 at 8:55 am - February 17, 2014
Oh, I think I am offended, but I am not certain. May I reach out for some help?
SwiperTheFox says that “there is nothing good or bad about (being offended). It just is.”
When someone tells me that “it is what it is” I feel even more offended that what offends me is of no matter and therefore my offended feelings don’t matter and, like, WOW, that is really offensive and my hurt becomes even more hurt, laced with a bit of frustration and anger and even a sense of wounded pride and a downcast feeling that I have been disrespected and belittled and set apart as not worthy and marginalized and looked upon as a mere ant complaining about crossing the interstate at rush hour.
Really, I am trying to control my emotions and express how very deeply offensive I find being brushed off is. I feel that telling someone that I am offended is an act of kindness so that the person can amend his ways and avoid causing me the pain and suffering in the future.
But, SwiperTheFox says it is nothing more than being hungry or tired. I ask you, what do I eat or how much rest does it take to mitigate the pain and suffering of feeling offended?
Feelings are the most import motivating force in achieving equality, justice, fairness, shared humanity, positive liberty, ending the sacrilization of victims, taking down bullies by violence, creating shared emotional resonance and establishing universal compassion and altruism.
Yet SwiperTheFox says being offended is just earwax. I am not only offended, I am appalled.
On another note, do you think the emperors of China made gays into eunuchs to capitalize on their brilliance unimpeded with interruption by testosterone driven appetites? Oh, I am sorry. It that offensive? I guess I better eat something and take a nap.