Glenn F-S Going PC
I mentioned earlier on that I agreed with the Eureka Reporter editorial (was it last week?) on same sex marriage. Good things don't last forever, though. Today, E/R Editor, Glenn Franco- Simmons, goes even further into the world of political correctness in this editorial and lashes out at people who display confederate flags.
He explains how so many people find confederate flags offensive and that it's insensitive to display them in public, likening anyone who would do such a thing to a racist bigot. He also calls the movement for secession (the Confederates in the Civil War) "treasonous".
Whatever, Glenn. While I'm not going to quibble over the fine points of how southerners felt about slavery or whether it was a civil war or War of Secession. I'm just fed up with this PC thing people have about being sensitive to everyone on every issue.
A lot of people are offended by the sight of one thing or another. If we keep trying to appease everyone's sensitivities, no one will ever be able to display anything, anywhere. Heck, seems to me we're almost there now.
I actually saw a confederate flag on a car in Henderson Center, myself, the other day. I wonder if it was the same one Glenn saw? Didn't think much of it except for wondering what message the driver had in mind when he put it on his car. Other than that, it didn't bother me in the least. For those who were bothered by the sight of that flag; Get over it.