Political Correctness and Special Groups are a Weakness in a Society…

Sipping that wonderful cup of coffee (chicory) this morning got me doing some thinking’s. I have been studying and watching a real issue in the Western world that is manifesting itself into a destructive force…

I was thinking back to my past as a food service director. I was in a very political job situation in a state university in the USA. I had to be a liaison between a huge corporation that wants to make lots of money and a government state run institute. That is not an easy job by any means. You have to do things that are against your moral nature in such a position…

Well this example that I am thinking of has to do with something very simple but yet very undermining of our society. It has to do with groups like the LGBT. One day they (LGBT) came into my cafeteria that fed 4000 students at a time and proceeded to put table tents on all the tables promoting the LGBT. Now regardless about what group or who they are. The stated policy in the rules with the state university was no fliers or table tents in the cafeteria. So I removed them as I would any other group that tried to do the same thing several times a week…

I think that you get the gist already: They screamed that I was restricting their freedoms…

To make a long story short: I had to end up allowing the table tents for the LGBT. The federal government got involved, the state government got involved and they changed the rules just for the LGBT at my university. Due to the fact that the federal government would pull funding (lots of money) for minority groups to the university. But all other specialty groups could not be allowed to have flyer’s or table tents in the cafeteria… 🙂

I said okay! Have it your way but you have started a very bad trend…

It was not 6 months and our tables at the cafeteria had less room to eat, from the more than 10 table tents covering the tables. We had every special government group plus a few outside advertisements lined up down the middle of the tables. It was a sad sad thing to see and a waste of resources. I also thought about what this teaches our students…

Next on my thinking’s was about waitresses. I am an old school food service person and the person that comes to your table is a waitress or a waiter. Years ago all management of my company had a meeting. I gave the meeting. This meeting was about the fact that the federal government has made it mandatory that we change wording in our everyday usage and meanings…

We had a list of politically incorrect terms that could not be used anymore. Terms such as waitress became service personnel, employees became partners, firing became terminating and so on and so on and so on. It was no longer permissible to use a gender related term for any employee. Other words being called a waitress was degrading for that woman… 🙁

I myself could go on forever but simple fact is years ago I realized that as a society we really messed up. We allowed the governments to control how we think and what we do. It started many many years ago. It has grown into a huge issue. We allowed smaller groups to control how we live, work, think, act and decide…

Just like we decided that wearing fur was a evil thing to do. Just as we feel that minority groups deserve funding. Just as we can not call a female service personnel a waitress. Just as we can not…

The point is why do we have to play all these games in the first place? It seems to me that this is all more of a weakness in society than a strength. For a strong society that is proud and believes in what they do. They do not have to feel, that they have to change what they say and do and think…

I then thought about a incident that occurred more than once in my life. But this is the true incident I will repeat for you:

I was uptown doing some business one day many many years ago in my American home town. While I was finishing business at the local tax office, I noticed a gathering of men in the town square. They all put on KKK coverings and had a grand parade. It was legal and in America as in Russia you have to get a permit for such parades. They did and were legal. Now I am not against any group expressing their desires and wishes. I do not care if it is the KKK or the LBGT or PETA or whatever. But I think that you must be civilized, nice and morally decent while doing your expressions…

There happened to be a young black man in the town that day. He was from the university 30 miles away. He was a basketball player for the university. As you can get to the gist about now. One black boy and a whole bunch of KKK members parading the town square. Not a good issue…

I finished up business and when I walked out into the street I saw that they had the black boy surrounded. All these funny looking idiots threatening a person. I listened a second and realized that it was soon to get out of hand. I pushed my way through the crowd and grabbed the boy by the hand. I led him over to my truck. Yelling at the crowd the whole time. They were all taken by surprise. For this was a white boy town and no one had ever questioned the KKK here before. I put the young man into my truck and told him to stay quiet and still. I then turned to the crowd and ripped the head covering off the leader. He was my friend in the town. He was looking down because he knew that I was pissed. I told everyone to take off those silly costumes. They did and then I told them this. “You are the reasons that we have so many stupid ass, rules and regulations to protect minorities and that makes me disgusted…” and then I turned to the people standing watching the whole event on the sidewalks by the building fronts. I said to them, “You are all part of the problem. You are too scared to help!

This is a true story and it was at this time that I realized that people had serious issues in the world and it is because of us that we allow everything to get out of control be it from government to our own home…

I took the young man back to the university. He talked to me on the way. I did ask him if he was stupid? He said he did not think so until now. He said that he realized that he was in deep trouble and never thought that America was this way. He was always told that America is such a perfect world. He also said that he asked his god to help him and then I appeared and pulled him out of harms way. He said it made a believer of him in his god…

I listened to him all the way to his dorm and after he thanked me for the 20th time and was getting out of the truck. I said one last thing to him. “Next time someone like me may not be there. So be careful and do not play the fool again. People will not help you because they are too scared or they are part of the hate. Being a government declared minority is a deficit to you not a benefit as you are led to believe.” He looked at me and said could he come and talk sometime? I said yes and that turned into a huge group discussion of people from all over the world, as time went by. I spent years talking to Africans, Koreans, Vietnamese and many other foreigners about life in America after this incident. At night in my cafeteria we would have meetings and discuss all kinds of issues. This all came about because I would listen to them and tell the truth back, about the way things really are…

I taught that respect, morals, decencies and kindness are cornerstones that we should build a world on…

Yes this was a three cup of coffee article and maybe you don’t want to believe me. That is okay! Because I have done and seen a lot. This dawned on me the other day when Sveta looked at me and said in response to a down time in feelings that I have over my health. She said, “You have done so much compared to most people in the world! You should be happy!” It dawned on me that she was correct. It also dawned on me that I always taught people to believe in yourself, not in what others try to give you as consultation for being what you are not…

Kyle Keeton

Windows to Russia!

PS: Yes – I had a lot of people tell me that I should not tell the truth to these foreign students. I had to laugh when I would hear that kind of statements. For you see most of these students were not kids and they had degrees in their country all ready. There was doctors and lawyers and such. I remember a 4 hour talk with a doctor that was arrested during the Chinese Tiananmen Square issues. He was a strong believer in democracy but came to realize that American democracy was tainted with death…

I found that sad to see in someones eyes reflecting back at me…

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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