Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Far Here and Far There


bullying
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"You're the extremist, not me!"
"People like you should not have freedom of speech!"
"WHAT? Me?  No, YOU should be silenced."

Far LEFT? Far RIGHT? Fights in the street. Men in black smashing store windows. No whites on campus this day. YOU can't speak here...YOU don't agree with us.

Lord, help us!

So tired.

What about these "Far ____" ideas:

A.  Far ___ Girl Scouts with survivalist instincts who regularly steal one cookie from each box of cookies because they deserve it.

B.  Far ___ Lutheran Women's Knitting Society who believe Catholic Women's Knitting really suck and plan to unravel all their projects.

C.  Far ___ Community Soccer Team for Pre-schoolers who kick the daylights out of the referee because he always blows the whistle.

D.  Far ___ Baptist Church Choir who plan to defeat and possibly beat up Methodist Church Choir in Christmas competitions because they think that the Methodist soprano is a ringer. 

E.  Far ___ Irish Dance festival having an Irish soda bread food fight against a Ballet school at fundraiser because they all think they are so hoity-toity.

F.  Far ___ Patients in care facilities who sabotage orderly coffee room because orderlies are not solicitous enough when helping patients.

G.  Far ___  Sports shop employees who loosen skateboard screws because those **** kids listen to wrong kind of music and are just plain irritating.

H. Far ___ librarians who remove Hemingway books from shelves because he was an alcoholic and had a promiscuous life style. 

Just how far will this go? Statues have been toppled.  Former presidents have been condemned because they owned slaves in the 1700s. Explorers have been reviewed, revised and censored because their discoveries led to unknown consequences.

Who or what is next?


31 comments:

  1. Pathetic in every way. People are trying to make the past the present, which it can't be. And they are creating nothing but a bunch of whiny crybabies.

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    1. this was part of my 1990's teaching. don't want to offend anyone.

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  2. It is pathetic. Too much hate. And erasing our past won't change the fact it did happen.

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  3. I have no answers for you.....I just feel a great sadness that our world has devolved so very badly.

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  4. Everyone knows that Catholics are better knitters than Lutherans.

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  5. Excellent and pertinent post! As a teenager, I joined the Unitarian Church for 2 years. It was not because of their knitting skills, but simple lack of supervision. Good old days, eh?

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    1. My church was a lock down and microscope type of church. the church ladies specialized in casseroles and jello.

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  6. Ah, the bright, cleansing light of attention. This stuff has always been around. People are now emboldened. It's time for the hard lessons.

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    1. Being responsible for what one says and does is a hard lesson for those who have never had their hands slapped.

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  7. From A to H, all are a step too far. Jealousy and hatred so ridiculous it's laughable, but also so ridiculous it's very sad. How can people live like that?

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    1. They would be always scanning people and events for something to attack.

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    2. They must live under a very black cloud.

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  8. It's hard to feel as if there are any reasonable adults left.

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    1. It seems to me that those adults' social growth stopped in late 90s when self-esteem was the most important curriculum being taught in schools. Even now in universities, students aren't given any grades by a professor. In some courses, students are even given rights to grade themselves.

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  9. Gosh, ain't it the truth! It's hard to even escape the partisanship and vitriol without resorting to watching old movies or TV shows. More people need to learn how to be quieter and just listen to what the other side is saying and then use reason and logic to come to sensible conclusions.

    I get so frustrated and annoyed these days. Maybe I should be reading more books.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  10. So sad. It's like we are in the middle of a cold civil war. Courtesy, kindness and respect for others should be an integral way of life for us, not something set aside and ignored. It should start at the top and trickle down. I always loved Michele Obama's view on life: When they go low, we go high.

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    1. Take the high road, let them go through the swamp.

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  11. The whole situation certainly causes stress. I pray it gets better.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!