Who Would Use This Service? (A response to Alex)

Did you know that there’s a new app that will let people have their writing looked over and will find words that may be “insensitive” and give people options instead?  Doesn’t that just sound like the best thing ever?  Yeah, because all of this PC bullshit hasn’t infested our culture enough.  Here’s a link to an example of what I’m talking about.  The stated goal of this website is to stop “insensitive, inconsiderate writing.”  And everything to do with this app is everything that is wrong with the so-called “progressive” movement in this country.  Let’s talk about it.

I don’t think that I’ve seen any movement as intolerant the progressive-left.  I really don’t.  Any dissenting opinions, no matter how level-headed, are almost-instantly written off as not worth talking about.  Unless, of course, that opinion is from the gay, trans, wolf-kin, autistic, disabled, feminist woman who has “Toji” as a headmate.  Then they want to hear all about that person and what they think, so long as it doesn’t conflict with the prevailing views of the faith.  Hell, in Sarah Nyberg’s case, they won’t hear thing one about how she is a disgusting pedophile, and will deny all of the evidence that has been shown to be from her, on her website, written by her.  Butts is still the victim, and that is how the social justice community will have it.  A good religion they have there.  Very good at sticking to their rules.  First rule – never question leaders of the faith.

The day that I let an app tell me how to write is the day that I sever my own hands in defeat.  Let me make something clear – I don’t give a single, solitary fudgesicle if I offend someone.  I don’t care if people think that my writing is “insensitive” or “inconsiderate.”  You want to know something – insensitive and inconsiderate writing is the thing that has changed history.  When H.L. Mencken wrote some amazing pieces of journalism exposing this country’s government and their two-faced handling of Prohibition, he didn’t care if he offended people.  When Edward R. Murrow took on Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the Red Scare, he didn’t care if people were bothered by it.  When Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation, he didn’t care if someone feelings were hurt.  In fact, he knew that it would be inflammatory, but he wrote it because he knew it was the right thing to do.

There will NEVER be a movement in history that isn’t going to rub people the wrong way.  There never has been before.  Find me a movement that goes out of its way not to offend anyone that changes ANYTHING.  You won’t do it.  Let’s throw the SJW community a bone.  When Harvey Milk delivered his most famous speech, do you think that he didn’t offend people?  There were even those in his side of the fence who saw him as a radical.  But he was one of the people who started a movement that has now made gay marriage a thing from coast to coast.  The fight is over.  You won.  Though, now I figure that you’ll do like feminists and not just be able to rest on your laurels and find new dragons to slay, even though all the major dragons have been slain.  But whatever.

Alex offends me more than offensive writing.  Worse still, the idea that people actually take this worthless bullshit seriously is more offensive still.  The idea that I may one day work for a company that uses this for company publications is so much madness.  It would compel me to quit.  Because this super-sensitive, easily-offended, land of the special snowflakes has got to stop.  It’s time that we actually hold people to a standard, instead of continually moving goalposts so that we don’t have to do that.  Because that is is EXACTLY what the SJW community wants.  They want to have no expectations placed on them, be able to make as much as brain surgeons, and not have to be judged in any way by anyone.

You know what really scares me about stuff like this?  What kind of society are we creating?  There was an episode of The Simpsons where Bart was actually trying to straighten up and fly right.  He didn’t want to be held back, so he chose to do everything he could to fix his grades and be okay.  It got so hard for him, but he put in the time all the same.  And in the end, what happened?  He failed.  His efforts were for nothing.  That is a good lesson that so few shows or movies or books teach kids.  But in SJWLand, where nobody ever fails and everyone is a winner and wonderful and has nothing wrong with them, where would that lesson be?  When kids who grow up in this world go out into the real world, where people don’t give a single fuck about their feelings or what they think is “insensitive” or “inconsiderate,” what will happen?  Some companies may buy into Alex and what it has to sell, but not as many as you’d think.  Most companies don’t give a fuck about how people feel.  They care about the work that people do and the results they produce.  That’s it.  Nothing beyond that.

I have some text that I will send Alex, and if anyone wants to plug in this and see what Alex says, be my guest.

His name is Lucien.  He is a random guy on the Internet who posts about random topics, mostly-centered around video games and other forms of fiction.  He also responds to various things centered around religion, PC culture, and other injustices that he sees.  Lucien believes that Alex is the stupidest thing ever.  He believes that it represents everything that is wrong with PC culture and the molly-coddling of American society as a whole.  He wishes that it would go away, because here’s a fun fact – the phrase “Hitler did nothing wrong” is viewed as having “No issues.”  Think about it.

Until next time, a quote,

“I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.”  -H.L. Mencken

Peace out,

Maverick

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