Saturday, April 04, 2015

Trevor Noah and Neo-PC Outrage

Jim Norton at Time correctly identifies "what has become the new Golden Rule in American public life": never say anything (or, God forbid, joke about anything) that may be deemed even remotely offensive or upsetting by any segment of the population for any reason.
It is, of course, not that I don't think that we should be nice to people. I think we should. But this shit has gotten way, way out of control. I'm not even necessarily defending all of his tweets. I'm just way beyond fed up with the SJW/neo-PC thought police. They're not wrong about's very, very difficult to be wrong about everything...but their general moral and intellectual orientation is batshit crazy. And the current prevalence of their illiberal, far-left language policing is, to be honest, just pushing me farther in the other direction, try as I might to avoid that kind of over-reaction...


Blogger Pete Mack said...

I dunno. I think offensive jokes are OK so long as they are funny. The problem with those tweets was they WEREN'T funny. The outrage is largely because TDS is so beloved. And tweets like this suggest it might not be after Noah takes over.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah...that's a solid point man.

1:01 PM  

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