I am losing my mind.
I have never been, nor will I ever be, politically correct. According to Merriam-Webster, which defined the word in 1936:
politically correct (adj.): conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated
Dictionary.com goes on to mention that political correctness is codified by a "typically progressive orthodoxy" on such issues.
I've had it with political correctness. It's crap. It's just another way to sugar-coat and bubble wrap a harsh and unforgiving Reality, which serves only to create a world of candy-asses who will never in a million years be prepared to face a real-world crisis. Political correctness is the last nail driven into the coffin of thousands of years of evolution that made mankind the top of the food chain in the first place.
So I was reading up on Frank Marshall Davis after seeing his name come up in the latest Day By Day cartoon, when this phrase stopped me dead in my tracks: "Beginning at age 17, he was educated at Friends University and later at Kansas State Agricultural College without taking a degree."
Think about that for a minute. Davis went to what's now Kansas State University and was educated without taking a degree.
Fucdat. He's a college dropout. Saying he was educated without taking a degree carries as much weight as going to high school without taking a diploma. And furthermore, when you go to college, you don't TAKE a degree, YOU FUCKING EARN IT. The only way you can go to college and 'not take a degree' would be to refuse it when they hand it to you at the graduation ceremony.
This is what the world is coming to. You aren't a dropout, you just didn't take a degree. By that same rationale, you aren't selling illegal guns, you are an unlicenced gun dealer. You aren't a drug dealer, you are a non-certified pharmacist.
I will call a panhandling homeless person a bum. I will call the lady in the store who runs into me without apologizing a bitch. I will call an African-American male a black guy. I will call those who seek refuge from a hurricane refugees, and I will tell Oprah Winfrey to her face that she's a racist piece of shit.
I will refuse to call a murderer who uses a gun a gunman. I will refuse to call a gang member a disenfranchised youth. I will refuese to call a socialist a progressive democrat. And I sure as hell won't call a college dropout a guy who was educated without taking a degree.
I will call an ace an ace and a spade a spade. If it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, flies like a duck, and quacks like a duck, I'm calling it a duck. I will respectfully disagree with anyone right up until they start looking down on me, and then I will tell that person they're a fucking idiot and hand them their ass in a debate.
I will stand my ground in the face of doubt, despair, or doom. I will defend myself, my family, my friends and neighbors from harm, and I will do it with the most politically incorrect item at my disposal if I must. I will stand against an oppressive government just as I stood against an oppressive bully, against unimaginable odds, and I will not stop fighting until the fight is over.
I will have words with anyone who would challenge my dignity, honesty, integrity, or ability. I will fight to preserve my good name, and hand out a severe beating to anyone who is dumb enough to step outside to receive it.
I will walk away from a fight, but I will never run.
I will say words like "fuck" or "shit" a lot, and I will try real hard not to in front of a lady.
Friend or not, if you ask my opinion, I will give it to you. I will not be hateful, but I will not lie to you. I will tell a coworker that I've known for years that he's fucking up on the job, and will tell my wife if I don't like what she's wearing (if and ONLY if she asks;).
You can be politically correct, or you can be honest. There's no in-between. Politically correct is just a half-step above liar.
WELL SAID, TWEAKER!