As you know, I've been a bit off kilter this week, so I'm going to back up and catch something I missed Monday morning. I'm a little surprised not to see more blog buzz from my regular reads over Miss California's answer on Sunday night's Miss USA pageant. It was gold. In case you missed it while watching Susan Boyle sing on YouTube for the 103rd time...
She smacked that tater right out of the park! You go girl!
Miss North Carolina eventually won with Miss C taking second. Next day, celebrity judge Perez Hilton, who posed the question, declared Miss California's answer cost her the crown. By the way, who's Perez Hilton and when did just being a flamboyant fa...gay man... make you a celebrity?
Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was asked to answer a question from her personal perspective. She didn't judge the lifestyle gay men or women choose and specifically qualified her answer by saying in HER family and based on HER values. But, the Political Correctness Police crashed the party, 'Don't speak your mind or heart lady. Who do you think you are?'
I commend Miss Prejean...not just because I happen to agree with her...but because she had the fortitude: 1. not to blurt out what she thought people wanted to hear, 2. not to give a safe PC answer, or 3. not to answer 'world peace.' That takes character, and isn't the question/answer phase about character? My wife loves...loves...these events, and I usually watch with her and the teenager (ahem...purely for research matters). I just wish we were watching this year. What a teaching point for young women and men...and what an opportunity to dance around the room just like when Kirk Gibson hit a home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series...oh, sorry. Too many baseball references. Guess I'm a little insecure about this whole beauty pageant subject matter.
I'm sick of political correctness and can't figure for the life of me how the PC Police have become so powerful. The vast majority of people agree with Miss Prejean. Now, that doesn't necessarily make her answer right or wrong, but it sure doesn't make it offensive either.
The very nature of political correctness is fundamentally subjective, therefore creating a paradox surrounding PC that followers either ignore or are too ignorant to see. If the PC believe there are no absolute truths, and all matters of education, law, faith and even morals are dominantly influenced by political interactions and person-centered perspective...doesn't that become the absolute truth of the PC? That's the line the PC take after all.
It's like a bunch of Hamlets running around citing the well known Act II line -'There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.' No absolute truths...only relative truths. What a crock! How...please tell me how...in a society BUILT on a right to free individual speech and protection of individual rights can such a flawed principle as political correctness take root.
The PC are destroying our Constitution...our way of life. If you don't agree with me...all I have to do is proclaim your opinion offensive and watch the PC Police pounce. No wait...I'm a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant and will eventually be a Dead White Guy...that won't work.
The fact alone that I quoted a Dead White European Male would probably be enough to make Perez jump up and down and call me a bigot...sometimes I just feel so alienated living in this country.