Skip to comments.Are We Becoming A Nation of Thin-Skinned Whiners?
Posted on 02/15/2013 3:34:07 PM PST by SJackson
America is getting soft and heres why. Everyday, I see and read about more complainers, cry-babies, and thin-skinned whiners. Whatever happened to the old adage, sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me? It seems that, now, everyone is offended by something and everyone is willing to don a cap with a big V for victim on it. I dont get it.
Take, for example, President Obama. Hes the biggest cry-baby of them all. Heres the most powerful man in the world and hes upset with a cable news network. How many snide remarks are we going to hear from him about Fox News? The fact that Fox News has more viewership than any other cable news network doesnt seem to mean anything to him. But why is that? Because, for example, The OReilly Factor, which I watch every day, presents both sides of every issue and allows me to decide. OReilly asks tough questions, not like soft-ball interviewers like the recent Steve Kroft interview of the President on 60 Minutes. Unlike Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews who probably kneel in front of lighted candles, burning incense before an Obama bobble head figure before they go on the air, OReilly is rounding up commentators on the left and the right to discuss an issue.
And how about women? Women are easily offended by a lot of stuff. Theyre offended if a man holds a door for them, opens a car door, or offers to carry something. The latest outrage is directed atEnterprise Florida, a business organization that promotes Floridas job growth, for coming up with this logo:
Somehow the use of a tie is offensive. According to Pamela Rogan, the President of the Central Florida Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners, the logo shouldve featured a briefcase or an iPhone instead of a necktie. Really? Im wondering ifEnterprise Florida is going to cave on this one. My guess yes.
How about some Arab-American groups who were offended by a Super Bowl Coke commercial showing an Arab + camel + desert scene? Imam Ali Siddiqui, president of the Muslim Institute for Interfaith Studies said to NBC News, The Coke commercial for the Super Ball is racist, portraying Arabs as backward and foolish camel jockeys, and they have no chance to win in the world.
And what about atheists who are offended at Christmas time and demand that Christmas trees be called holiday trees? Or taking under God out of the Pledge of Allegiance? Or being offended by teachers wearing religious symbols?
The older I get the more Im convinced some people wake up in the morning and say, okay, whats going to offend me today? Thats got to be the reason behind Principal Verenice Gutierrezs notion that PB&J sandwiches could hold racist connotations. What she has a problem with is the example of a peanut butter sandwich in classroom lessons. She says, What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches? Another way would be to say, Americans eat peanut butter and jelly, do you have anything like that? Let them tell you. Maybe they eat torta. Or pita. So according to this educator, everything taught in schools must be cloaked in multi-cultural terms; forget the fact that this isAmerica. Im sure an American kid going to school inMexico is given those options.
And we shouldnt leave out Asian-Americans who were apparently offended by Miley Cyrus goofy photo:
This dopey photo is so offensive to some that in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, plaintiff Lucie J. Kim claims that each of the approximately one million Asian Pacific Islanders in L.A. County, is entitled to a minimum of $4,000 for a civil-rights violation stemming from the photograph. The damages could exceed $4 billion. I wonder if the Asian guy in the photo is standing in line for his $4 grand.
I dont get it, but if you do, God bless you.
Yes, and it’s disgusting.
“Are We Becoming A Nation of Thin-Skinned Whiners?”
A nation of thin-skinned entitled whiners . . . now where’s my Obama phone?
Now go pray for the victims of Carnival cruises. LOL
That began around the end of the 70s, when the perverts conned our culture into granting them 'a little tolerance.'
How did that work out?
Every conceivable physical, mental and emotional pathology followed.
I am offended that you are disgusted by this offensive article.
I don’t even know where I was going with that.
I am not offended, but I have been told that I am rude and crude and socially unacceptable......does that count???
NO, what do you mean NO!!!!
Do go on. :)
Yes. And not only that, on the average, dumber every year.
we’re already there, dude
I hope not - a company named after CV-6 needs to hang tough.
“Every conceivable physical, mental and emotional pathology followed.”
DING! DING! DING! We have a winner!
Are there any real men out there these days?
From my profile page: REAL MEN WEAR DUSTERS
Long past becoming a nation of whiners.
This is all a facade to suppress discussion or criticism; you just have to “get right”, shut up, and ride in the back...
This country is finished; never mind what the founding fathers envisioned, it is unrecognizable from what it was 50 years ago.