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Is common sense & humour now forbidden too???

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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:05 AM
Whilst everyone is pre-occupied with North Korea and their ridiculous regime and any other country that we deem oppressive, I really think we should take a long hard look at our own "liberal democratic" regimes and consider just what it is we are being taught and brainwashed into thinking/acting/being.

Boy suspended for gun shaped pastry

This has to be one of the most ridiculous stories I've read in a while besides the thread regarding confiscated dangerous cupcakes!! Good Lord they even offer counselling for the trauma that this chiild has put other kids through! Its seems as though if you haven't got a problem and don't need counselling THEN you have a problem! Those children in the cafeteria were problem totally fine until some jobsworth teacher told them all that they must be traumatized, should speak to their parents about their feelings (which they probably didn't have until being told they should have)

This seems to be the trend over the last few years. Once upon a time, we all had a sense of humour, we all had common sense, we were very grown up and able to tell when someone was being purposefully insulting or insensitive as opposed to humorous and/or just thick. We didn't need telling that we should be upset or indignant just because someone else told us that's how we should now feel. We didn't need therapy/counselling/medication, therapy and counselling used to be for people with serious problems or those with money who couldn't cope with their coc aine addiction, not for 7yr olds playing soldier with their pastries or cupcakes. You make a big drama out of a molehill and you get a big drama with psychological and sociological problems back.

Strikes me that over the last 10yrs or more, everyone has become super sensitive to the point of ridiculous. Everyone has the right apparently to righteous indignation usually on behalf of someone else! I don't believe for a moment that these people are truly indignant and upset, I honestly believe they are simply reacting the way they believe they should or how they have been told they should. People are living their lives on eggshells, terrified of slipping up and offending someone somewhere on some planet and being labelled a racist, something which now seems akin to being labelled a paedophile!

We have to watch what we say, how we gesture, what we wear, what we celebrate and the list goes on. Is there some underlying reason for all this? I am beginning to wonder as I see more and more teenagers becoming weak inneffectual creatures, unable to cope with a competitive world, lacking in any common sense, and worst of all spouting politically correct dogma by memory!! Is this sort of thing not what we oppose in other countries? Was this not one of the dreadful issues relating to Cambodia and that regimes indoctrination of the young?

Has the philosophy of "sticks & stones" that we all remember as children now gone by the wayside as politically incorrect and psychologically damaging? Do you ever remember looking at your bag of jelly babies and thinking I can't eat the black ones as that would be racist? Can you recall any black child in your class getting upset and traumatised when the teacher referred to the board as the blackboard? Did your brothers toy gun collection and playing cowboys and indians leave you needing therapy in order to get through life? Did coming last on Sports Day mean you were scarred for life and unable to function?

There is a bigger issue here, quite what it is I don't yet know, but the weakening of the people, the dumbing down, the attempts at multi cultural utopia, the fear and stress that all this is bringing, must be an agenda for something. Everything happens for a reason we just rarely know what it is until its already happening.

I will leave you with political correctness gone mad in musical form from the great Victoria Wood and if you're offended then I suggest you seek immediate therapy and keep those poor psychologists bank accounts stable

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:30 AM
It is literally a bipolar society. My first wife was bipolar. She would make all her fears come to fruition no matter what it took to do so. Constantly finding something wrong where there was nothing wrong. Vilifieing all our friends for nothing. Society seems to be on this same path.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:50 AM

Originally posted by phyllida

Strikes me that over the last 10yrs or more, everyone has become super sensitive to the point of ridiculous. Everyone has the right apparently to righteous indignation usually on behalf of someone else!

Political correctness is left wing bigotry with manners.

Over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression.

Eric Cantor


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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:52 AM
reply to post by ollncasino

Tickled me did that statement! I must remember to use it in everyday conversation now!

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:53 AM
Totally agree with you. We have become sensitive to the point of ridiculousnessnesss...
I have no idea why we feel we have to wrap everything in cotton wool these days. I think a sense of humour is the most important thing to have, and I see it rapidly disappearing.
We take ourselves far too seriously, and that really is quite sad.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:56 AM
reply to post by ollncasino

100% correct. Thank you sir.
second. Cause the above poster already said it all regarding this.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 07:12 AM
reply to post by phyllida

I definitely see where you are coming from and agree.

Thanks for the thread.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 07:26 AM
You must have missed the memo. Yeah, humor and common sense have officially been put to death in Amerika. Along with common decency and critical thinking, empathy and altruism.
edit on 9-3-2013 by incoserv because: typo

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 07:29 AM
Unfortunately, we are raising an entire generation that has no common sense.

I look at my children and their friends, and they absolutely can not think outside the box. Heck, they can't do any independent thought. But it is our fault...we subject them to liberal nut job educational system where they learn sight-words instead of phonics, they are not taught longhand math, they don't play competitive sports so there is never a winner or a loser, they don't celebrate holidays so as not to offend anyone, they don't even learn how to write in cursive.

I've got two young teens that have to think about how to read time on a clock. They don't know how to make their own signature, their manual dexterity is poor, etc. they are fully products of the public education system where it is more important to be PC than it is to succeed or be creative.

If you are in your mid 30's or older, I can guarantee you that you were doing more things and had more common sense by the time you were in grade 3, than what kids in grades 6-7 have now.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 07:33 AM
Yes i quite agree with you about humor disappearing. Apparently i think it is a joke to have it disappear completely. But it reminds me of how sad our society is becoming as years go on by. Just the other day, i heard a person talk about how individual people have been building and using a tool with frequencies in the range of 0 - 3000 Mhz that harms people. Now i first thought that he might of been talking jibberish, but i did a search online about it and found out that the base fact of the frequency was quite true and could be built.

It doesn't hurt to do some research on it. But it's creepy that when i posted the same subject on a real military forum that they automatically shut down my account and said i was posting rubbish online. Saying that, i'm pretty sure there are others in our society having fun making people go to sleep, hear sounds and cause them to have other abnormal issues.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 07:48 AM
reply to post by rimjaja

I have three children with large age gaps between them, and the differences between them all are quite revealing. My eldest son at 29 is imaginative, can string more than 2 words together, doesn't spend all day online, has the lost art of common sense to a degree (he is male after all lol) and can boil and egg. My middle daughter 23 is almost there but believes every word that comes from mainstream media, has a vague idea that a kitchen is for cooking in but can still burn water, and is willing to listen to alternative views arguments and debates. My youngest daughter 15 thinks the word black is racist, believes racism is worse than being a paedophile (her words) is constantly on facebook trolling for people to berate for their "racist" views, believes that guns, knives, immigration laws, christmas (except for the pressies) should all be banned and we should live in this utopian ideal where everyone is lovely. She is constantly in tears and constantly going through various traumas because she can't cope with mild insults (that's now bullying apparently) is permanently going to her school counsellor to report this kid or that kid for racist remarks or bullying tactics, reported a teacher for alleged racist comments and is generally severely brainwashed.

I am hopeful that over the years I will be able to let her see there is more to life but alas my own viewpoint is that I cannot live her life, I can only teach by example and I have no choice but to trust she will "see the light" if you will. Its worrying

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 07:57 AM
In my short 46 years of experience,. those without common sense
seem to be unable to understand common sense requires
a certain level of intelligence, without that, comprehension of humor often
becomes misunderstood. And can also be be the exact opposite, those with
little to no common sense will laugh at anything....

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 08:03 AM
reply to post by phyllida

I hear you!
My oldest 2 are 12& 13. My youngest is nearly 3 and I am seriously considering homeschooling him (at least until grade 4) so he doesn't het indoctrinated into liberal compliance 101.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 08:12 AM
If someone cannot tell the difference between a pastry and a gun, be it a child or an adult, there are much bigger problems in society than we know about. This is absolutely ridiculous. Poor kid. I hope someone bakes him a whole bunch of weapon shaped cookies and cakes for him to enjoy during his suspension from school.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 08:29 AM
I thought like your kids are being taught now, I was brainwashed. It's like years of Pavlovian conditioning re-wire the brain to an extent. Since youth kids are bombarded with some things as being soo bad they cause suffering, and standing up against these things at all cost makes you a hero of sorts.

Eventually though you see the real world. All those "special" people whos rights you're championing, really don't think the same of you. That's when phase two kicks in, and now you must accept some role of being eternally guilty and/or privileged while everyone else is free to do and think however. Then phase three, you realize the big scam but it's now too late, the loons run the asylum, so now you must walk on eggshells as to not offend or draw attention to yourself.

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 08:42 AM
reply to post by phyllida

I saw this story a little while back and I'm, personally, floored at the mainstream hypocrisy. Kids watch people shooting all kinds of things, from Wiley Coyote, to "Iron Man."

If we keep this social hypocrisy and the keep suppressing the expression of imagination who will protect us in the future from "LASER CATS"?

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 09:16 AM
We used to have the ability to laugh at ourselves. We used to love parodies and stereotypes were used as the mainstay of all humour. Now, stereotypes are apparently inherently racist and not permitted, they are swept under the carpet as non existent. However, they do exist and always have done, it doesn't make them racist. Most stereotypes are exaggerated parodies of an aspect of a particular race or culture, and are usually highly amusing but the main point is they DO exist in reality!! There really are stiff upper lipped British gentlemen, there really are bottom pinching Italian casanovas, there really are incomprehensible highly amusing Glaswegians and those people are usually the first to laugh at the daftness, but not now. They knew it wasn't meant insultingly, they were intelligent enough to know it was just humour and not sheer racism meant to incite racial hatred, but now they have been told they should be insulted, they should be defensive and they should be they are!!

There is/was a comedian in the UK called Jim Davidson. He had a character for many many years in his act called Chalky White. Chalky was a laid back stereotypical Jamaican. Now if you ever saw Jim Davidson's shows you would have seen in the audience both black and whites peeing themselves at this parody, in fact when due to political correctness Jim was told he would have to shelve Chalky, he got letters of support from black people. Why? because they were able to see the funny side because they were able to think for themselves and because they were also able to connect to that character, the exaggerated characteristics of their culture or background. If Jim Davidson resurrected Chalky White now....he would probably be hung drawn and quartered and quite possibly not by the black community but by the politically correct middle class white community!

In reality, the only thing that has changed is that we now laugh in private so as to avoid being labelled

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 09:32 AM
clearly the person who suspended the kid never watched looney tunes as a kid, wiley coyote making bombs to blow up roadrunner, setting various decoys and traps, with guns, explosives, devices designed to maim. its really sad that you make a hand gesture of a gun in public and can be punished, yet all that is on t.v. is people shooting eachother and action movies with many weapons killing people and blood and gore and bombs. what the hell happened to society? they force this vilent crap down our throats via tv and movies yet if you have an airsoft gun in your back yard, the effing swat team shows up... merica is now the land of the paranoid and home of the criminal (guilty until proven innocent is the motto)

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 09:37 AM
people nowadays are soo stupid it makes me sick, i remember as a child having a cap gun collectoin that we used to play with in the yard, and play wild west/cowboys and indians

posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 09:40 AM
reply to post by phyllida

i agree, just look at dave chapelle, he is hilarious and his skits are mainly racially oriented and theyre hilarious to all races. but people couldnt handle it because life nowadays is served on a silver platter, and if it doesnt feel right the people act like the princess in the story of the princess and the pea. all its takes is a pea hypothetically speaking to ruin someones day... obsurd...

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