I am and have always been a person who strives to be polite during conversation. I have no intention of hurting the feelings of the person with whom I am conversing. If I do so inadvertently, I apologize.
Having said that, I view the notion of “political correctness” and “safe spaces” to literally be damaging to our nation – potentially lethal damage. When Aristotle said “all things in moderation” it was a stroke of genius. “Moderation” in the sphere of political correctness, “safe spaces,” and “micro-aggressions” has left the building! It is far-left liberalism run amok!
The latest salvo comes from the liberal state of Wisconsin. How is it that a Republican Governor in such a state doesn’t consider blowing his brains out every day. And, if he can deal with his state, why has Governor Walker dropped out of the Republican race for the presidential nomination. His decision to suspend his campaign may have been premature.
[Source: Students advised to stop chanting ‘U-S-A, U-S-A’ and ‘air ball,’ by Todd Starnes]
But I digress. The demasculinization of Wisconsin appears to be well underway. Last month the state’s governing body for high school athletics declared that chanting “U-S-A, U-S-A,” is unsportsmanlike behavior. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association also directed schools to stop fans from booing, or chanting “Air Ball,” “Season’s Over,” “Fundamentals,” “Scoreboard,” and “Over-Rated.” The entirety of the 40-page sportsmanship manual is… excuse me while my breakfast comes up (Footnote).
No one wants their nation to go to war. But we are at war – and sadly it is a war that will last a very long time. Muslims have been at war among their sects for 700 years and it is ESCALATING, not subsiding. No President wants to send soldiers, sailors or airmen in harm’s way. But, at least, if we must, we had best not send individuals who have been taught not to chant, “U-S-A, U-S-A.”
Instead of civility, we are promoting a “perpetually-offended-generation.”
Footnote: [From the Starnes article]
Oh, you should see the 40-page sportsmanship manual complied by the fragile snowflakes at the WIAA (Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association).
Take, for example, the section that frowns on “booing of any kind.”
“If errors in judgment is (sic) made, all are human and we must accept that. Individuals do the best to execute in a way they’ve been trained,” the WIAA wrote.
They also took issue with the “Na Na Na Na – Hey Hey Hey Goodbye” song. They called it “taunting and disrespectful.”
The WIAA found the “U-S-A” chant to be problematic, too – along with “any acronym of derogatory language or innuendo.”
Their guidelines became national news after a high school basketball player got in trouble for posting a profane message about the sportsmanship rules on her Twitter account.
Based on national media coverage, her opinion was shared by many. Nevertheless, April was suspended for five games…
Granted, you don’t want the children hollering out profanities… But, these guidelines are not so much about sportsmanship as they are about political correctness…
In 2014, former NBA star Dennis Rodman participated in a bizarre basketball game in North Korea. Remember how the fans sat quietly in the stands and only applauded when instructed to by the government?