I was pondering the reports about the school shooting last week when it occurred to me… Does America know the difference between pouring venom on a wound and speaking painful truth in dark times?
For eight years, we put up with the Obamas, yet many claim Trump is the one pouring gas on the flames?
What about the “bitter” people who “cling to guns and religion”?
What about a first lady who was only then finally proud of her country?
What about a Obama’s pastor and the “US of KKK A?”
Are such statements the kind Anti-Trumpists would have Trump make with a Right-Wing spin?
Can you name one “inflammatory” remark from Trump for which he didn’t have a solution already on the table that was being rejected?
I won’t beat the dead horse beyond this: Let’s not declare verbal “open season” on inflammatory speech. Those pointing the finger have eight years of fingers pointing back at them.
Speech is not the problem. SJWs are the problem.
We need to be less-easily offended. We need the stomach to accept candid conversation. “Social justice warriors” would have zero support if people manned-up, womaned-up, grew-up, stepped-up, and dropped the quest to conjure any excuse to cry over every petty corner of normal speech.
Constant nannying and nitpicking over how much more easily people should be offended today than they were yesterday—political correctness is the problem in America. Paranoia of “offending” people on a mission to invent ways of offended has muted our ability to discuss the reality before us.
We can’t have an honest discussion about problems without rehashing political ideologies and drumming up the political correctness police. If we want to solve problems of mass shootings, take your stand against political correctness police and social justice warriors. If someone tells you that they are offended by what you say, respond, “If that were true, you wouldn’t be talking to me. So, we know who initiated. If you’re offended and think you’re in danger, walk away and don’t let me hear of it, ever. But, I’d love you to stay and talk more as proof that you forgive me and that you feel safe.”
Love is the answer all around. A wise heart seeks peace through a confrontation while an aggressor only wants to build a case. Pay attention, call it as you see it, and always keep an open hand.