Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘PC’

Swift Kick

Eleven days ago I wrote Un-Vacation detailing some post vacation troubles.  At the time I thought that it was heralding my path back to regular blogging.  Obviously I was W A Y wrong.  For thing I am writing on a brand spanking new PC.  Before you get too jealous at my new machine I only spend $1000.oo because I had no choice.  You see my “old” computer didn’t suffer the blue screen of death.  I put it to sleep one night and it just wouldn’t wake up the next day.  No pulse.  No breathe.  Cold to the touch.  Sadly for me my “computer guy” at work was on an extended vacation.  Here I was with all of my ideas (many of which are stale now) and no way to post…at least no practical way.

PC Guide to Holidays

As the Easter holiday (Holy Day) approaches there are stories about how secularists are attempting to “PC” the holiday. Perhaps the saddest story was a Seattle school that reportedly diminished an Easter egg hunt by renaming the eggs as “Spring Spheres.” Spring Spheres! How silly is this? Can there be any holiday symbol more secular than a rabbit that somehow lays colorful eggs filled with candy? I just don’t see any connection between the bunny and either Passover or Jesus dying on the cross. Another thing that bugged me was the whole “sphere” label. Perhaps calling an egg-shaped object a “sphere” is illustrative of the decline of our public learning institutions. It should have been called a “Spring Ovoid.” I’m just saying!

We Need A New P.C.

I recently read a quote from George H.W. Bush’s commencement at the University of Michigan in which he addressed the political correctness issue.  President Bush said:

“Ironically, on the 200th anniversary of our Bill of Rights, we find free speech under assault throughout the United States, including on some college campuses. The notion of political correctness has ignited controversy across the land. And although the movement arises from the laudable desire to sweep away the debris of racism and sexism and hatred, it replaces old prejudice with new ones. It declares certain topics off-limits, certain expression off-limits, even certain gestures off-limits.”