How and Why Is Politically Correct Ideology Destroying America? Effectively, Efficiently, Expediently...Evil!

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Is the concept of politically correct speech hurting all Americans?

I believe it is. The right to freedom of speech is one of the most fundamental rights recognized by the Constitution.

It is contained within the American Bill of Rights. It is the cornerstone of freedom.

Updated for the disaster we are living brought to you live by the Obama nation.

I wrote this article a few years ago. Since then, things sure have changed. Keep reading to see how what I feared when first writing this has become our national headlines.

What is this "Politically Correct" anyway?

The term politically correct is defined as...

“marked by or adhering to a typically progressive orthodoxy on issues involving especially race, gender, sexual affinity, or ecology. Abbreviation: PC, P.C.” by Dictionary.com.

American Heritage states it is...

“Showing an effort to make broad social and political changes to redress injustices caused by prejudice. It often involves changing or avoiding language that might offend anyone, especially with respect to gender, race, or ethnic background.”

Note the Consequences Part

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Well, you might be thinking, gee whiz, Vix, this sounds like a very good thing. Who doesn’t want to make things better for all people? What right minded person would not want to stamp out racial hatred and terms designed just to hurt others? I concur. It does sound good. Sounding good and being good are worlds apart.

Most of us believe that we should speak the truth and by extension that our media and leaders should as well.

Truth. What is truth? Is the truth politically correct?

The term truth is defined as...

“conformity with fact or reality,” by Dictionary.com. It also defines it further as “a verified or indisputable fact… as in mathematical truths.”

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And this is bad why?

Let us go back to the PC definition for a moment. American Heritage states it is …”Showing an effort to make broad… changes… to redress…” social injustice. How exactly?

Does changing language itself erase the cruelty of slavery? Does it fix eons of women being property? Will it bring back just one, JUST ONE, person who died as a victim of social injustice? The answer is obviously not.

Will using only terms deemed to be politically correct ensure that no member of the human race ever again be the victim of social injustice? Will it educate us about history so that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past?

Again, the only logical answer has to be no. Will it keep those born from now on from feeling the pain of experiencing racism? Perhaps the repression of gender bias? Any other ignorant, hate filled form of prejudice?

No. It will not.

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Pish Posh! It's a tiny change to make things better.

The very concept of politically correct speech, and by extension the current trend whereby it is the only socially acceptable means of communication, endangers the very right of free speech by warping the plain and simple truth.

Further, it makes telling the truth something that is to be punished be it by social, occupational, economic or other means. It changes the meaning of what is said be it often times in small ways. Small changes may appear innocuous.

They are not. A tiny change to any equation alters the answer. A small change to medication can kill you. This politically correct change is going on with many terms in our nation today to the detriment of us all.

Term Number One - Rape

The word rape, now required to be deemed as sexual assault by the politically correct police, is one example of this.

You may think that hurts nothing. The crime is still the same. Sadly, this is a logical fallacy that sounds good only on the surface. Sexual assault can mean someone grabbing another in a sexual way without their permission or it can mean the sodimization of a child by a predatory adult.

I think all of us see the vast distinction when posed in such brutal terms. The term sexual assault does not make the distinction. It does not carry the negative connotation that the term rape does.

It paints a candy coating over brutality which makes it appear more palatable. Does it help the victim or the perpetrator? The answer is beyond obvious. I, for one, do not care to help the perpetrator. Sadly, in the world of politically correct, many do at further cost to the victim.

Notice the wording towards the end of this memo, circulated by the Occupy movement, stating clearly that they wish to offer counseling for the offender! ---------->

In all fairness to this so called movement, they do offer to help the victim. One could easily argue that they hide some not so well veiled threats towards the victim for reporting to authorities as well.

This article, in the link beside this capsule, is long and quiet broken up, but worth the read.

Keep in mind while reading the idea of politically correct and see how many times you can spot it in the Occupy memo. See how many times it is used to appear as if the victim is at the forefront of their concern.

Ask your heart, do you really feel that is the case after reading it in it’s entirety? If so, please, for your own good, take a class in critical analysis and thinking, at a non liberal college or university, if you can find one in the current climate.

Term Number Two - Illegal Alien

Let us briefly examine another politically correct term. The current trend in immigration politically correct terminology tells us that what was previously deemed an illegal alien is now to be called an undocumented worker.

Why?

I’m sure someone, somewhere, will spout many reasons but one is because illegal alien carries a negative implication which is derived from the term illegal.

HM… Let’s see. It is illegal.


Illegally entering a sovereign nation can be viewed as an act of war. It is when done by large numbers that invade.

What is the difference between an invasion as an act of war and the current invasion and occupation of America by literally hundreds of thousands, more likely millions of illegal aliens?

Or, should I say the invasion of millions of undocumented workers? Notice, the two sentences do not carry anywhere near the same implication. Further, one is true. They are here illegally and as non citizens are alien.

The other is a hope. The hope is that they are employed. Do you really believe they all are? Do you think they arrive here having a job? But I digress. We were thinking of the distinction, if there exists one, between an act of war invasion and the current invasion of illegal aliens.

Not in America! Wrong, wrong!

This is not new.  Check the date.  It’s from 2006.  It's also a crime!
This is not new. Check the date. It’s from 2006. It's also a crime! | Source

Obviously, these people did not all come at the same time, nor did they come wearing military garb and toting weapons en mass. That would be one distinct difference.

If we are to truly make a distinction, we must consider what is the goal of an invading force. Is it not to take possession of the land invaded? Do you really think the goal in the case of the legions of illegal aliens in this country is any different?

One of the first things done by conquering forces is to erect the flag or a symbol of the invading nation.

UPDATE 2014 - They are now coming in legions, together. Further, they have camped on American military bases all along the border in Texas, Arizona and other states. The media has been ordered out by President Obama.

Health officials trying to raise alarms in San Antonio have been intimidated and threatened with jail if they voice concerns over dangerous infectious diseases walking into our nation daily.

The Border Crisis has become a Trojan horse on American soil brought here by our own President.

People have been protesting all over. One of the most well known is in Murrietta, Ca. As of yesterday, July 6, 2014 reports are popping up all over the internet of police gearing up to arrest protesters trying to block buses. Let that sink in.

American police used to escort illegals and arrest Americans that voice an opinion of not liking it.

What can you do?

You can get involved any and every way you can or you can kiss America good bye.

I would be proud to call any of these young men my son.

What happens in the current political climate if you try to show the American flag?


I can remember when it was considered patriotic to show support for our flag. I can remember a time, not so long ago, when schools were to teach and promote loyalty and patriotism. Do you? This does not look like either to me!

Shame on American courts!

This is what happens now when you stand up for your country.

In this case, an American court ruled to punish the loyal American who tore down the Mexican Flag flying without the US flag, which is a crime.

NOTE FURTHER - The loyal American in question was accused of being racially motivated. Notice how what should be a simple issue of law gets clouded by what is deemed to be politically incorrect, I.e. racism.

This is not to say that racism is in any way acceptable, merely to point out that it is such a political hot topic that it is often used to cloud what are simple issues.

Does this mean we should not stand up for our nation? Or, is that the message they want us to get? Why would anyone want that? Think about it.

Did you think "act of war" was a bit harsh? Watch this.

Warning - This is harsh on both sides.


This gets off to a slow start and while I do detect rampant racism on both sides it clearly states “White people go back to Europe. This is not your country. It’s ours.” (meaning Mexico’s).

You want to tell me that statement doesn't prove something in regards to the goal?

Thank you, Sir!

I digress.

Let us take a moment to really think about what the new, politically correct term undocumented worker implies to the average Joe who hears it and most likely doesn't have a lot of time to ponder.

Undocumented sounds like the paperwork just hasn't been done.

Perhaps, it was an oversight. Perhaps, it was a mistake. Perhaps, there just has not been enough time.

It certainly doesn't make one think of criminal activity like the word illegal does. Undocumented… Sounds innocuous does it not?

How about the next word in the term, worker? Well, golly gee, worker sounds good doesn't it? Are we not in this country supposed to pride ourselves on our work ethic? (Ok, ok, I know half of us don’t work but please, stay with me here for the sake of making a point).

The Devil Is In The Details.

The Devil has to be smiling every time PC terminology is used.
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The term undocumented worker does the exact same thing that the term sexual assault does. It downgrades the bad. It masks the horror. It allows people to be further insulated from the truth.

Let's look at it in a down home country way. What's the difference between a Coral snake and a King snake? Only the order of the same bands of colors. No big deal.

Only one that can kill you!

Yet again, a tiny difference that makes makes them worlds apart. They might both be snakes, but I will take one hiding under the covers over the other any day. How about you?

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The Ideology of Politically Correct

Do you think political correctness can ever be truthful?

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In conclusion

I hope if nothing else, you realize that the concept of requiring all communication and especially that done in the media to be politically correct is masking the truth.

The truth is not always nice. It’s not always pretty. It often hurts. I for one would rather deal with the truth than an illusion.

How can anyone make reasonable assessments of anything if the facts one are presented with are but smoke and mirrors regardless of how sweet they may be? 

In the next installments of this exploration we shall examine why we have this PC ideology, who it benefits, and how it is at the very heart of what divides us.

For now, God bless us all and God bless America!

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Disclaimer: This article is my opinion only.

Warning - Graphic...But ten kinds of funny and he makes some good points.

Legal immigration built America. We would not exist without it. How many of us don't have ancestors from another land?

There exists a vast and monumental difference between legal immigration and illegal immigration.

There is a world of difference between someone who comes here and wants to build a better life, be a loyal American, loves this country and the opportunities it grants and someone who sneaks in the back door to take, to hurt, to instigate, to be a leech on systems designed to help Americans while lusting in their hearts to steal it!

UPDATE: Obviously, we blew it. That was then. What about now, 2014?


It's not over and we all know things have gotten so much worse. What was a problem on the border has now been labeled a national crisis by even the liberal controlled media.

America stands upon the precipice of extinction by her own hand. The hens better stand up to the fox or the entire coop is about to blow. Vote in midterm elections, America. Take it back while you still can, if it's not too late already.

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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

I agree wholeheartedly with you on this subject. Political correctness is an "American" thing as is "diversity". Taking your example of sexuals assault, the emphasis is on assault of which there are many kinds. Rape on the other hand implies sexual assault in an overpowering way upon the victim. Soon you will hear a judge instructing the prosection that the evidence that the victim was "raped" is not permissible in the case as the denfendant is only charged with sexual assualt. In the case of "undocumented worker", I see two mistakes...one undocument is not defined as "illegal" which these people absolutely are. Two, worker assumes the person is working, which may not be the case. Change only one of the terms and it become absurd either one..."illegal worker" or "undocumented alien". This is not something China or Russia is doing to America...we are doing it to ourselves and in most cases at the expense of the wrong people. "Unrest among the populus" is a really poor choice of words to describe "rioting in the streets" but that is the intent and that is where it is all headed. I included the reference to diversity here because the American worker is being saturated with "diversity" training and it is presented as if we are out of step with the rest of the world. Not true...the majority of the rest of the world has not yet even covered the subject of human rights. Diversity has only one basis in America and that is to create a depreciation of workers from other ethnics groups as the American workforce shrinks. All of this is presented in the name of intellect and understanding when in actuality it is simply hogwash. The minute we destroy our own culture and values to demonstrate our appreciation of others, we are headed down the wrong road. Good article! Up and awesome! WB


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Wayne ~ Your up and awesome is more valued than I can say as I know you don't give it lightly. Further, I dearly love your word choice, hogwash! How true. I find it funny, curious not comical, that with all the diversity training and tolerance that they keep pushing down our throats what they are really doing is programming us all to think the same, to speak the same, to act the same. Is that not the opposite of diverse? America is being assaulted from within much more than from without as you say, in better terms :), and I truly hope we start to open our eyes, wallets, and mouths before it is way too late to save what will only be a memory of what freedom was for truly, we are the last bastion of its remnants. God bless you, sir!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

America will improve when the major concern is not what the next great "rap" song is going to be. If music is indicative of culture then surely we have hit the bottom rung there. It just futher signifies that our society is on the road to a "common personality" as you indicate. At the same time, the foundation of our culture and our government is crumbling rapidly. Too many of our young today seem to only give a damn about rap music and tatooing. Surely this is not a representation of progress in our culture. WB


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Wayne - I would love to argue you are wrong but I can't. I see young people everyday and you are more correct that you know. Too many value violence and think it is synonymous with respect. Too many listen to violent music that they can't read the lyrics to. Too many think "protesting" for shock value is a good time regardless of what is being protested and they have no concept of what the Constitution is.

I too am sick to death of seeing 13 and 14 year old children running around with tattoos, often on their necks! (The current trend around here is to tattoo your boyfriend/girlfriends name on your neck). The infatuation is typically gone in weeks. The mark lasts for a lifetime. I'm sick of seeing children have babies because it is a "symbol" of independence to their peers. How messed up is that? Have a baby your parents have to raise but your peers view you as independent?

This is not to say all young people are this way for we still have many reasonable minded, well behaved young people but their numbers are shrinking and they suffer horrible cruelties at the hands of their classmates when they speak out for what is right. God help us.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, poet, I read every word and watched all the video's, and it just made me so mad! I am English, but the same thing applies here. I am all for equality, completely and utterly, but if there is one thing that drives me to distraction is the whole, 'as long as you are white and English/American then you are the racist! how can that be equal? I remember seeing a 'foreign' guy on TV a while ago, who insulted the English guy, and when he said, hey that's racist, the foreign guy said, how can it be you are white?! so its okay to insult us, racially abuse us and just about everything else, but that's not racist? for goodness sake! there is more racism directed at us than the other way around! did you know that a few hundred years ago, when slavery was at its height, Turkish slave traders came over to England, Wales and Ireland and took hundreds back for slavery? no? didn't think so, why? because its not politically correct to say another country is racist against white people! how bad is that? there are mass graves over there with our people in it! even an English woman is buried with the king of the turkish as he took her as his wife! wish I could remember her name, sorry. what started as equality has slanted completely the other way, and its getting scary now, the funny thing is over here at least is that its not so much as the foriegners fault, its the stupid polititians and the politically correct heads of the companies and law, even though they are white they think they are doing a good job, but they don't live in a multicultural society, they live in the posh rich end where they are all alike! I have friends from different cultures who have got angry with it, as one of my Indian friends stated in a conversation between me, mary a polish lady and her, Indian, 'I came over here to make something of myself, now they are letting in all the criminals from both our countries and it makes us look bad!!' says it all, doesn't it? cheers nell


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JSChams 4 years ago from The Island of Misfit Toys

If you will notice political correctness is only supposed to be strictly adhered to by conservatives.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Nell - I think it's going on all over the globe. I did not know about the Turkish but I do know most ethnicities have at one time or another been slaves. Women were property for years and still are in some cultures. I find it crazy that all white people today are blamed for the evils of the past. How could any of us have owned a slave? It's simple math. The last slave died out long before any of us were born. And while I'm on a rant, let us not forget that slavery is still alive and well in many forms. There are sex slaves sold all over the world and it's not just white people buying them. There was an article about an Indian couple in NY a while back busted for owning an Indian slave but I guess that's ok. Reverse racism is still racism.

I think the politicians pushing this logical fallacy, and they are pushing it, are doing so for two reasons. First, it keeps us pitted against each other. Secondly, it distract us from what the world power players are doing which in essence is tightening the noose over all of our collective necks. How long before we all are slaves to the NWO? Or dead? Personally, I will take the later over the former. God bless you Nell. It's sad and scary but I think we will be around to see the end.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

JS - I'm not so sure about that. In political circles, yes. Sadly it's becoming more and more a tool of control in the workplace too and that's us common folk. Happy hubbing and thanks bunches for the read and comment.


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AntonOfTheNorth 4 years ago from The Land Up Over

I understand (I think) the concern with PC and its political applications.

the other side of the coin is, however, that the right of freedom of speech comes with the responsibility for the effects of excercising that freedom.

for example, I have no problem with people wearing patriotic colours to school. But certainly they have to be aware that doing so on that holiday in a school with a large hispanic population was more than just excercising their right to freedom of speech. It was at the very least an attempt to say 'my patriotism is more important to me than yours is to you'.

Don't get me wrong. I think it is perfectly fair of them to do so. If they hold the opinion that an American school should not be formally observing a foreign holdiday, and their only form of protest is to come garbed in the national flag, this is absolutely fair. The school acted badly to take that right away from them.

But it is disingenuous to think that no one would be offended, given the feelings that are so high on the illegal immigration issue.

If you come to the party knowing your action will tick somebody off, and you perform that action knowing this, it should not surprise you that someone is ticked off.

Hiding behind politically correct is wrong.

But if my version of truth is that my race is superior to another, or my gender, does that entitle me to use derogatory terms that support and illustrate my position? Knowing that they hurt? Knowing that they teach and foster disrespect?

If I know what I say will offend you, and I say it anyway, I shouldn't be surprised when you are offended.

This is how wars start.

In the end, though, I agree with the notion that using different words changes the meaning, so if you are choosing a 'less offensive' word, it better mean the same theing.

I want to know if I'm being insulted :)

cheers


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

AntonOfTheNorth ~ Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I whole heartedly agree that freedom of speech comes with responsibility. I further agree that racial slurs are just mean, irresponsible and hateful. I can't agree about the students wearing the flag. This is a school in America. The Hispanic students are living here. If they don't want to have their allegiance to here they should leave. That is not to say I want them not to be proud of their own heritage for I do. I have many Hispanic friends and love them dearly. I think it is wonderful to celebrate the holidays of one's homeland but I do not believe anyone has the right to be offended when people that are not from there decide not to and further decide to show support and loyalty for their own nation.

I truly believe it is dangerous to restrict speech. I truly believe that is what this PC movement is doing and not just in relation to race but in much more insidious ways. More and more anyone who criticizes anything is attacked from any PC angle that can be found. I think it is a dangerous trend that in the end hurts we, the people. Again though, I do really appreciate your reading and your comments. God bless and the happiest of hubbing and Merry Christmas!


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American Romance 4 years ago from America

Im glad to see others take notice of something I have preached for years! Remember the high school in Odessa Texas, Permian High? MOJO! Or you might recognise the movie Friday Night Lights! I lived there most of my life and on Mexican Holidays the school allowed Mexican flags to fly over it! I don't believe in political correctness! I do not bend to that silly whim! I can not go to Mexico and fly the American flag and as an American who had forefathers fight and die for this country my pride and emotions will not tolerate this type of disrespect! Immigrants from the past came to this country and kissed the dirt, then denounced their former countries! Now they come and demand entitlements all the while trashing American values! ENOUGH!


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AntonOfTheNorth 4 years ago from The Land Up Over

Hi, poetvix

I'm sorry, but I wasn't clear in my last comment.

" I can't agree about the students wearing the flag. This is a school in America."

I support their choice to make a statement by wearing the flag to school. I support the school board's choice to disavow the principle and vice principle's actions.

What I disagree with was the implication that it was 'only' an exercise in freedom of speech. It was certainly that, but it was also a statement with the intention to call attention to a disagreement. It was intended to get a response.

The students did not come across as unintelligent or unaware. They certainly knew that their choice would at least raise a few eyebrows.

I don't think it is wrong to do that, but I think it devalues their desire to make the statement if they then say to the media "it's just freedom of speech".

It is freedom of speech, but it is an attempt to make a point, to engage in a debate, peacefully yes, but clearly it was going to create conflict. They weren't really surprised. Didn't they get exactly what they wanted when the school responded the way they did? They got to point out in the media exactly the issue you are addressing here. They did it honourably, peacefully.

Only they know for sure what their intentions were, but if I had the opinion that a school with a large hispanic population celebrating a foreign holiday in an american school was an occasion that warranted a reminder of american patriotism, I would have done the same.

It is not my opinion, but they have absolutely the right to express theirs.

cheers


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34th Bomb Group 4 years ago from Western New York State

Thank you for this!

I have now started identifying myself as a "British/Scottish/Irish/German - AMERICAN!" I started this about a year and a half ago.

I'm sick and tired of everything in this Country skewed in favor of OTHERS! P.C. has gone WAY too far and I'm not going to be looked down on by affirmative action hires who think they're better than God. I'm ME and I'm pretty neat despite my heritage and pale skin tone.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

American Romance - You are so right...ENOUGH! Personally, I'm fed up with correcting a student's behavior in the halls for, oh let's say slapping his girlfriend, (yep, it goes on more than you will ever know) to then be called a racist. I'm tired of seeing 14 year old girls run the halls pregnant and have them call me a racist when I tell them it's dangerous to run in the halls. I'm fed up with parents who think the fact that their unmarried teenage child cooking up her second kid in the oven is a wonderful thing and think I'm racist when I point out we can only provide free day care for one child.

I too have family members who fought and died for our nation, more than one, more than five for that matter, and I am proud of their sacrifice!

What really strikes me as ironic, on a personal note, is the fact that I'm only part white, as I'm sure is the case with many of us. My great grandmother came straight off the reservation. To me, color has nothing to do with anything. I don't care what color or combination thereof anyone is. I care about loyalty to America, pride in our country, and most of all, FREEDOM.

Thanks bunches for taking the time to drop by and comment. God bless you!

AntonOfTheNorth ~ Thank you for taking the time to clarify. Perhaps they did know it would cause a ruckus. If so, I have to admire their courage as they are greatly outnumbered and anyone who thinks a public school is a truly safe environment is kidding themselves. It never can be. The students outnumber the adults by way too high a number for that to ever be so. Thanks again and God bless.

34th Bomb Group ~ Thank you sir for your time and comments. It strikes me as funny that many say whites are not a minority. Do they know math? Typically the minority is the smaller group! Yes, yes, I do know that technically, in political and social terms, it truly refers to the group in power. I would have to argue that calling that group one possessing of traditional white American values is a fallacy. They may be white, but that's the only thing those in power have in common with other white Americans as they come from major money and have a culture and value system that is so far removed from the middle class as to be almost unrecognizable. That's not to say all of them, but most.

If I remember my history correctly, and that's a big if, Ben Franklin coined the term American in an effort to unite us. The current trend toward identifying ourselves with other terms first, and I do it too, kind of defeats the purpose. I wonder if we look back at when that trend started and who started it if we would not see a reason other than pride in one's heritage. I suspect we would. Division is a great diversion.

God bless and keep you!


34th 4 years ago

Poetvix you DO have a way with words which allows us mere mortals to understand the meaning behind "Affirmative Action." You're in the right business!

I totally agree with you. Little Brother attended a VERY pricey, highly regarded small college in Western Massachusetts. (Beggared my parents.) He then returned to Buffalo to go to the SUNY Buffalo Med School. He was able to live at home thus saving a lot of money. He worked very hard and is an excellent surgeon.

My point? When his College roommate married shortly after graduation, Little Brother met a young woman who had just graduated from Bennington, on her way to Italy for a year then Germany. My brother was smitten.

Nice girl, great wife, wonderful mother. MONEY coming out her ears. LOTS of money. LOTS - though only a generation old. My parents and I were not fans of this family, when we finally met them. Lots of money - NO CLASS. NONE. To the point of not knowing what fork to use.

Now I am a Daughter of the American Revolution and the Grand Army of the Republic. My Mother and I tracked us back to 1640 as the date we first arrived on this continent. My Mother went to College as she was brilliant! My Dad went courtesy of the G.I. Bill having survived 35 missions in the 8th Air Force. His Father was a cop.

The white folks, like my brother's in-laws, THINK they are better than anyone else. Why? They have money. So what? I may not have any money but my ancestors had a great deal to do with settling and keeping this continent.

Hopefully my sister-in-law doesn't read Hub Pages as I sent in the Christmas box a book for her. It's a book about the Eastern Pennsylvania Regiment in which my Mother's ancestors served in that conflict. It was given to my Mom by a fellow DAR friend. I added another inscription reminding the sister-in-law about her kids' status and their ability to join up.

I don't think they will ever do this. It's not important. Not in their world. My brother says he's the "luckiest guy in the world." In my heart of hearts I know he doesn't think this is true and it breaks my heart. I'm rambling.

We are ALL AMERICANS! THAT's what I put on my census form. "American." I haven't gotten it back yet so I guess they'll accept that term. If we all don't start behaving like "Americans" we will lose our nation and will have deserved to. Your phrase "Division is a great diversion" is as spot on as any I've heard in years.

Well done!

Patti


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Patti ~ I almost feel sorry for your sister-in-law. Almost. I have found over the years too much money can be much more dangerous than not enough. Not that I am in that boat myself. Not enough tends to breed innovation, determination and a certain kind of grit that life requires if one wishes to get ahead, or today, even keep up.

I think it's a wonderful thing that you are so proud of your family and heritage. I wish more of us were. I wish more of us even knew what our heritage was. I worry for young people who many of which don't even know the names of their great grandparents. Sadly, I've met many who don't even know who their father is and that number is growing.

American used to be something we all took great pride in. I still do. I can tell you still do. Our current leader seems embarrassed by it and constantly is making apologies. It sickens me. Our nation is far from perfect but it, in past years, ingrained the values within us that allowed for the best standard of living in the world, a work ethic that was stellar, and an innovative spirit that refused to die! We have to get back to that or the hope for our children withers and dies with us.

I think we are about to be tested as never before and pray to God that we are up to the challenge. We have enemies from both within and without. The final battle for our nation is waging all around us and too many of us are so buried in social media, rampant consumerism and fear of offending anyone that it is not even seen. We can no longer look to the media to keep us informed. Anyone who thinks we can needs some real help. I fear the price of our loyalty will be high. The pain of our convictions will be great. The sacrifice required of us may very well be the ultimate one. Our young are worth it. America is worth it. As you and others have stated our ancestors already paid that price. I think it’s about to be our turn. I hope to God to be as brave as they were.

God bless you, Patti and a most merry Christmas for you and yours!


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moonstruck4ever 4 years ago from somewhere in upstate New York

Wow!!!

Great hub! I shall be avidly following you!

Voted up and across!

(off to read more...)


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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Boy, Poetvix, you have stirred up a hornet's nest. I would have loved to read all those comments. Unfortunately, I'm also trying to make a living. I encourage you to continue what you are doing. We Americans need to see this scary stuff. Don't worry about responding to this comment, just keep doing what you are doing.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Moonstruck4ever ~ Oh! Your avatar is so cute! Ahem, sorry, I'm getting off topic, but it is. Thanks bunches for the read, the comment, the votes and the follow. God bless and Merry Christmas!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

SubRon7 ~ Well, I guess I have to admit it. I have stirred up many a hornet's nest in my day. You think I would learn. But seriously, the comments here have been wonderful, so far. Thank you for taking the time. I know how valuable it is.


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miss_jkim 4 years ago

WOW! WOW! WOW! My head is about to explode. First let me say, "Thank heaven I am not the only person who feels this way."

I cannot add anything that hasn't already been said. This is an outstanding hub and every post is relevant and right on. It is going to take people with this kind of thinking with the willingness to stand firm; as well as, spend time on our knees.

Voted up & awesome


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Miss_jkim ~ Thank you so much for your kind words. I think many of us feel this way. Sadly many others are working diligently to silence us. I guess we must be a real threat considering the effort they are putting into it. It's a sad day when the truth is punished.

Merry Christmas! Speaking of Christmas, I heard a song on the radio recently that I dearly love. I love it for it's message as I am an avid metal fan and don't care for country. Anyhow, the name of the song was I believe, "Let's put Christ back in Christmas". Love, love, love it!


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moonstruck4ever 4 years ago from somewhere in upstate New York

poetvix,

Thanks. I actually have never played that "Angry Birds", but find the birds so cute. LoL!

Thanks for following too.

Bobbi


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Moonstruck4ever ~ I haven't either. I didn't even know that's where it came from. I gave up online games some time back when I caught myself getting up early to plant my crops in Farmville. Had to quit cold turkey you know.

I'm glad to follow you and encourage others to do the same.


34th Bomb Group 4 years ago

Thanks for your comment Poetvix!! You're too kind.

One thing I did & continue to do is tell OUR American story who can't fly away from me fast enough!

I fly the Flag every day & on certain days fly my Dad's Unit Flag.

Most importantly my Son has been brow beaten with these stories since he was born. He used to love it-took Daddy's Medals to the Senior Center in 3rd Grade-he knew what each one was & the circumstances under which he was awarded them. He was such a hit he had to go back through 8th Grade.

When he was a Junior in H.S. he had to write an essay on an "important person of WWII." Tim went off the list of suggestions & picked George VI. Okay-why? "He didn't want to be King but then he was the best one ever."

The day after he handed it in, I was summoned to school. They claimed he plagiarized & made up his bibliography. WHAT??? All these "home library" references... I asked them (demanded) they not move-drove home, grabbed books, threw 'em in the car & sped back parking in the Fire Zone. Went to the the room, grabbed them all up & asked them to come out to the car. They were dumbfounded. It was about 1/20th of what I had. I then suggested he get an "A" & took him to lunch. By the time he got back the whole school was talking about him. (& his crazy Mom) He loved it! (I was pretty proud of myself, too.)

The best $750 I ever spent? We flew in a B-17 while he talked to Grandpa & Grandma on the cell. We were ALL crying!

Teach your children their heritage every chance you get. Tjey will pass it on. He asked for a book for Christmas - A Mighty Fortress written by a pilot in the 34th Bomb Group. I'd better read faster so I can wrap it before Christmas. Sorry for rambling. My son is also "normal." Needs a shave, has his own apt. & has lots of friends. His Grandparents would be very proud of him#


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

34th Bomb Group ~ Teachers typically dread a truly righteously angry parent only less than a student getting hurt. In this case, I say BRAVO to you! This is a fantastic story of a true event when the student and parent were in the right and stood up for themselves and I for one LOVE it. I wish more parents had home libraries and took the time to back their kids when they are in the right. Don't get me wrong, I know there are many, many good parents. Sadly, I see the other kind more.

Please, feel free to comment and/or ramble on any of my hubs. I do have to disagree on one point. Your son is not normal. He is responsible, willing to stand up for what he believes, informed of his heritage and history, and loyal to his family. That should be the norm but in our society today it no longer is. I commend you for having raised such a young man and hope parents everywhere read your comment. I would say God bless you but I can tell he already has so let me just say I truly believe he will continue to do so.


34th 4 years ago

They LOATHED me!

Thank you! They LOATHED me. They knew that when

I went up there it wasn't going to be pretty.

please don't think my son is perfect!! He's had his ups and downs but seems to be doing okay at tnis point!

My Dad was, and is, his Hero - mine too.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

34th bomb group ~ I find it embarrassing upon my profession that they did not even bother to check before accusing a child of cheating. It's shameful and reprehensible! All they would have had to do is ask the then boy to bring in the books. The look on his face would have told them immediately the truth of the matter. Further, I have to say, the majority of practiced cheaters know not to do too good a job at it and teachers should know that.

No one is perfect. Raising a good kid to adulthood in current times is no small feat.


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho

I think political correctness divides us. It's meant to unify people, but until we accept we are the land of immigrants and people are different, we will never be united. Lately I've heard so many people complain about the requirement of saying "Happy Holiday's" instead of "Merry Christmas". I think if you want to say "Merry Christmas" you should. Just don't be offended if the person you say it to says "Happy Hanukkah" in return. As for the immigrants....That's how most of our ancestors became a part of this country. Most of them came through Ellis Island and there was a system. Like it or not they are a part of our economy. I don't know many american's who would work for the pennies they receive doing manual labor. To ship all of them out of the country would greatly increase the price of everything they produce. Let's not forget the corporations, Smithfield, that purposely hire illegal immigrants. (Food Inc.)

Very important topic that needs to be discussed. We may not all agree. When we accept that people are different, which doesn't automatically mean "wrong", our nation will come together. Great Hub! Voted up : )


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Jennifer ~ Thank you very much for the read and the comment. I agree. Immigration built this nation, but as you say, legal immigration that went through proper channels. I'm all for that.

For me, Christmas is about Christ but I have no problem with others who feel its about Kwanza or Hanukkah or whatever their heritage labels the date or season. I do have a problem with some being acceptable while others are not. To me things must apply equally to us all or they make a mockery of the principals of equality and freedom.

I wish you joy for the season, happy hubbing and blessings in abundance!


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feenix 4 years ago

Hello, poetvix,

Straight up, I despise political correctness.

For example, in P.C. terms, I am an "African-American" or a "person of color." However, in MY TERMS, I am an American, period, who happens to be of African heritage. In addition, I am "black," because that is a concise and convenient way to describe me and the members of my race.

And thank you very much for publishing this useful, awesome, interesting and well-written article. In my opinion, you are performing a much-needed public service.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Feenix ~ Thank you for your kind words and observations. I think the current trend of labeling everyone this type of American or that type of American further divides us. The term American was coined to unite us. To me, any prefix hyphenated version thereof defeats that very purpose. It makes no sense for us to fight amongst ourselves over labels. I firmly believe it is a tactic that has been used for generations by those in power because the more busy we are hating on each other the more they can bleed us dry without opposition.

God bless you and Merry Christmas to you.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Poetvix

"Sounding good and being good are worlds apart."

The truth always comes out and it is not always pretty. Political Correctness can not hide that fact.

We cannot eliminate racism, prejuidice and abuse with a change of words.

I look forward to reading your next installment on this subject.

Voted up and awesome.

Have a wonderful day.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sueswan ~ Many thanks for your time, comment, kindness and vote. I started on the next one several times but deleted it each time as it gave me a headache. I will get it done though, stubborn is at the heart me.

God bless and keep you and yours in the coming year and happy hubbing!


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EuroCafeAuLait 4 years ago from Croatia, Europe

Hello poetvix,

I am speechless and awed. I will be reading this again and digesting it before I come back to make a meaningful comment. All I can tell you now is - great food for thought and very refreshing. Glad to have "met" you, I'll be back!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

EuroCafeAuLait ~ Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm happy to meet you too! Happy New Year and happy hubbing.


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pearsonm 4 years ago from United States

Great article! I have to say that I agree with you completely. Being PC is destructive. That is not saying that people should be going around being cruel to each other because they CAN. The problem lies in too much PCness (I know, I know... not a word) but you get the gist of it.

In this country, you are American or you are not. If you do not take the oath (like my wife soon will be) to become a citizen, or you were born here, then you are not American. To call someone Mexican is not a definition of their race. To protect our borders is not racist. (If that is the case what about the Hondurans and Guatamalans in Mexican prisons for crossing the border illegally into Mexico?)


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Pearsonm ~ I get the gist and I agree wholeheartedly. Legal citezenship is a wonderful thing and I applaud your wife. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. God bless you and your family and Happy New Year!

Look for the next article in this series to be published in about five minutes, if you're interested.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....I will start here with part one and post this passionate, insightful, and perceptive expose on my Facebook page with a direct link back to your Hub - thank you for the enlightenment and the education - and the iconic/ironic images here are witty and irreverent too - good to see Mr. Brown here ,a great American , and hopefully the Man with no pants will jump onboard too.

It's nice to see/read this other side of you too dear Rhonda - you are definitely a well versed renaissance lady who can do it all and take your readers into flights of fancy and yet at the same time write important editorial essays on the here and now and what affects the people of your country on a daily basis.

Hubbravo to you for covering all of the bases - well that's the great writer in you!!!! lake erie time 11:29pm


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dearest Epi ~ Thank you so much for your words of encouragement, you ongoing support, and mostly for being you. You are the best of us, Epi, the kind, the generous, the positive and enlightened. Your work has made me laugh and made me cry, took me to the depths of despair, chilled my bones with terrifying tales in poetic form and filled me with awe for the wonder of creation. I do hope everyone takes the time to get to know the one, the only, the king of Hubdom poetry... YOU!


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Flightkeeper 4 years ago from The East Coast

Very good article poetvix, politically correct is not only rampant but is encouraged and used to silence people from disagreeing. And you are so right. Legal immigration is what built the country. People just love to muddy the waters and don't differentiate between legal and illegal.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Flightkeeper ~ Thank you. I agree, it is used to instill silence, fear, distrust, division and so many other things that are hurting Americans, all Americans.

God bless you, happy hubbing and Happy New Year!


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Insightful comments that go straight to the heart of the cancer that is consuming America - incrementalism. A little change here, another change there, all done slowly and insidiously over generations...and we are numbed and blind to the loss of our inherent freedoms.

I especially like and agree with the "illegal aliens" versus "undocumented workers." These terms are not synonymous. If one does not arrive in this country by legal channels, then there is no evading the truth - one is here illegally.

My husband is second generation of a legal immigrant from Romania and proud of how his grandfather insisted that the family do the right thing and become legalized citizens through the appropriate channels.

It's so sad to see how this particular segment has become touted as the victims when they are outside of the law of our land.

Keep sharing the truth as it is one way to combat this politically motivated campaign to strip Americans of their freedoms.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Donna ~ Thank you so much for you kind comment and for taking the time to read something so long. I do like your word choice, "incrementalism" as it's right on the money. It's like watching a child grow. It happens so slowly one doesn't notice until all at once, in the blink of an eye, they are adult sized. It happened so slowly it didn't register.

Kudos to your husband’s father for doing the right thing! I had a student a few years ago. He was over 18 and he and his family were doing it the right way. He was developmentally disabled but determined to pass the test. I never saw a student work harder and this poor child was not a native English speaker, could barely read, and he struggled. We worked on it all year though it's not the subject I was teaching. To me, to his parents, and to him, it was important. I'm so proud of him. He passed. He's legal. He's working and he is a good young man. If he can do it, anyone can.


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pearsonm 4 years ago from United States

My wife, if you've seen our photos on one of my hubs about travel you can tell, is from Asia. I spent literally thousands of dollars to get her here going through the processing, the medical screenings, and other such things. This is yet one other way our government is abusing those that are abiding by the law and rewarding the lawbreaker. I am truly with Katt Williams when he said that if they do not want to be here and be a part of this country, then they need to LEAVE. If they have allegience elsewhere, then go there. Stop being leeches on OUR society.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Pearsonm ~ You make a good point. You and your wife are doing things the right way and it's economically hard! Not to mention I'm sure it was stressful and time consuming. It does seem like a form of punishment when others who leech the system are not punished in any way, in fact they are rewarded. I have liked Katt for years but this incident made me a die hard fan. You know, he took some major heat from the media over this, yet another way to censure and punish the loyal American.

God bless you and your wife through the new year and all the years to come.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Poet ~ Like EuroCafeAuLait it takes time to read through, watch the explanatory videos and digest this material. I've had the page open since the moment you posted this hub. Between holidays with the family, I've been reading bit by bit and now all the lengthy comments, too. Many people have personal experience to add and their opinions.

You've touched upon many issues of political correct speech and diversity in America and around the world. For one thing, I am against 'censorship' however, I am for respectful speech. The fine line between acting properly and speaking out for rights and freedoms must be weighed and determined on a case-by-case review.

These can provide precedents and guides to further cases. Objective and unbiased judges and juries can help, but finding those righteous persons is not an easy task. Today, our world has turned upside-down and the amount of money spent on 'selling' a person for office has become unequal and ridiculous in scale.

We have many places to evaluate correctness and learning to live in harmony with others starting with the family base at the core. Finding a healthy school environment where gangs are prohibited, church and state are separate, the focus is on education rather than discipline, and the children actually attend school with a desire to learn should be our lofty goals. Unfortunately, the legislatures of most states have deemed it not priority. Quality teachers must be nurtured.

I could go on at length, but family now calls me back, again.

This hub has stimulated much concern and thought for the direction of our nation and the world. [voted up!] How to get back on track? This will take a generation with vision, determination, ethics and cohesive team building for a better future. When will we learn that the children are the future?

Blessings

Debby


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Debby ~ First, thank you so much for taking the time. I know how valuable it is. You make a very important distinction. There is a fine line between respectful and PC. Respect is something that is given, and it should be. My worry is that PC speech is rapidly becoming something that is demanded. Again, I thank you. I wish to respond more and will in just a bit. Right now I have to run. God bless.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Debby ~ My worry about PC speech being demanded is not really easy to explain. I agree that racial slurs should not be tolerated, yet I don't believe we can outlaw ignorance for if we could it would not be an issue. Another worry I have is that what is PC has gone way past racial slurs. First, as others on other hubs have mentioned, it divides us. People now say African American, or Hispanic American, or this or that when really we all are just people, all Americans. What supposedly is about respect has become divisionary.

Secondly, who decides what is PC and what is not? Thirdly, and I think most importantly, this PC evolution of terminology is applied to so many words now that it is actually being used, in my opinion, in many ways to condition us to no longer question out of fear. I discuss this in more detail in the next hub in this series. I don't know all the answers. In truth, I think I'm just starting to hit on some of the right questions. Thank you so much for your comment. It and your time are greatly appreciated. God bless you and Happy New Year.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hello Poet ~ I'm back. I really, really know what you are talking about and where you are coming from, especially after the presentation and incidents illustrated above. I'm very worried about this nation, its direction and total loss of freedoms. If you check out all of the TSA hubs on constitutional law and alternative health that has been repressed, this loss of freedom cuts across the board in all aspects of government. Something tells me we all just took a wrong turn and don't know how to turn the ship around.

I will keep reading and listen to your suggestions since these are issues you have been considering for a long time. Blessings, Debby


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Debby ~ Thanks for coming back. I love an ongoing discussion. A wrong turn is a very good descriptive in this case I think. Sadly, I have not been thinking about this for as long as I should have. I hope to make up for lost time. I'm very interested in what you speak of about how PC and alternative health care are related. Can you elaborate please? I'm not sure I get it totally. Are you talking about how most insurance companies won't approve it? If so, I think I follow you. Should not it be your choice?

Thanks again for commenting and contributing. Such a free exchange of ideas is something I fear we best enjoy while we still can. God bless and happy hubbing!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Poetvix.. your campaign rings loud and clear.. and only here you're able to speak your mind.. like this.. I have to admit during the 1950s you would have been black listed.. and I would be right beside you!!!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Frank ~ We may yet be. Speaking out, especially when speaking the truth, is frowned upon these days. Thanks for your time and happy hubbing!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hi Poet ~ I see I did not answer your previous question. Basically, alternative CAM modes of medicine, health care, treatment that people should have free choice and access have not been accepted by government; and, if fact, now legislatively being culled from access. Those people who want to use herbs, supplements, vitamins, natural products, energy medicines, etc will have to voice their opinions and fight hard if they want access to professional practitioners and products in the future.

Check out my hub 'Go Petition for Natural Health by Heidi Stevenson' Even though over 75,000 people signed the petition thousands of products associated with traditional medicine became illegal throughout the European Union (EU). It's really close to home, because these types of directives are being placed all over the world, including America.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Debby ~ Thank you for returning and clarifying. I will be hitting that hub in the very near future. I see what you speak of as yet another restriction of freedom and one that costs not only dollars but lives. Health care in America has become more about the business end than anything else. Any restriction to alternative methods puts more dollars in the pockets of the drug companies. Funny, these are not typically owned by doctors.

Alternative therapies, especially those home remedies derived from plants is a subject I have long been interested in.

God bless you and thanks again for your contributions.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Poet ~ Keep up the good works here. Inform the public. Educate. We now learn that vaccines cause more harm than good. Duh! Let's plug kiddies with 60 injections filled with adjuvants, metals, dead fetal matter, virus, etc and see how the body handles that? Well, shall get off soap box, got tons of homework to attend to. Blessings, Debby


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Debby ~ Oh yes! I am convinced that vaccines are responsible for the rise in childhood disabilities such as autism. Further, I don't think the food is helping.

Go ace the homework! I know you will.

Bless you and happy hubbing!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Poetvix,

First let me say, God Bless Texas.. I have seen more political and philosophical come from this state than any other.

Second, I applaud you for your convictions. I get fired up about these issues and tend to stay out of political hubs.. but every now and then I find one that makes me pause. I agree with your thoughts and I am sickened by the current state of affairs in this country. I would share the extent of my concern but it since it isn't "politically correct".. You have voiced the thoughts of many frustrated Americans. Great job. Voted up/ Tweeted.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Tammyswallow ~ Thank you so much for reading this. I know it's long and drawn out. Thanks bunches for the vote and Tweet too. Texas is a truly wonderful place to be. I am originally from MS and I love it, but TX has been home for over 20 years and I doubt I will ever leave for I don't want to.

I totally get the not sharing "the extent of ... concern." Big time, I get it. I think that's what is at the heart of the PC movement, the instillation of fear into the populace of speaking out and it is engulfing us all.

God bless you and happiest of hubbing! You're a sweetie.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

"Sounding good and being good are worlds apart."

If Leftists would only learn this one lesson . . . well, there would be no Leftists! :-)

Thank you for publishing this magnificent article. I could rave about it for hours. I just love it! You are so right. God Bless You!

James


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

James ~ Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. Time is the most valuable thing we have for it is really all we have and it is a non-renewable resource. I was so impressed with your hub about the 19th century and Christianity. I can't stop thinking about the obvious sides it points to and the fact that one, the wrong one, is the only one getting any attention in public schools. I thank you for the education. God bless and keep you always!


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY

Congratulations, your a very gifted writer and have a wonderful way with words! Voted up and awesome!

All political correctness is, is an excuse to grab power through the control of speech. It allows the government to politicize speech as to set the boundaries for political discourse in a way that favors the left. If you can fix the rules of any game it gives you a huge advantage!

The sickening charade of the left involves a phony compassion used as cover to disguise their lust for power! The leftist movement in this country, bears a lot of resemblance to a fascist movement. The ends justify the means, they will attempt to tear down society to make it in their own image. They'll use any excuse for the purpose of controlling society, with the ultimate goal being that everything that exists must serve the state. Individualism must be crushed!

They've created their self serving phony religion of that Ann Coulter calls, "Godless, The church of Liberalism", I believe she hit the nail right on the head judging by the response she received from the left!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

wba108 ~ Wow! I stand in awe. Your summation of what PC really is I think may be one of the best I have seen. It is a venue to power through rigging. Fascism is rearing its ugly head, no doubt about that. It's been building and smoldering just under the surface for some time but since the last election the fires of the left have gone from smolder to blazing. As a result, freedom is burning. America is hurting on all fronts and PC ideology can be seen fanning the flames at every one.

I think your point of how they play on our sense of compassion is the chief reason it works. We have to stop being concerned so much about what has recently been defined as nice and get to what is plain old fashioned truth. We have to stop candy coating and stop whining and get to the dirty work of fixing the damage to our economy, employment, education, corruption, just basically everything.

Godless sums it up very well. I further agree that extreme leftism has a whole lot in common with a cultish type of religion. Too scary!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave such a kind, insightful comment. God bless and happy hubbing!


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

You give us many ideas and food for thought.Interesting and never noticed the smalll changes that make a big difference.


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dream On ~ Thank you so much for taking the time to read something so dry. I'm glad you found something to think about. I contend the changes corrupting America as right in our face, but happening so gradually we just don't notice them. God bless you and happiest of hubbing!


Sanxuary 3 years ago

The idea declares that the argument is over. That you can no longer call it different. When did same sex practices become a race or have a right to condemn God or the religious convictions of others? When were heterosexual children denied the choice to be one. Is the argument that one is different then the other and deserves the same choices and status or do we continue to divide and conquer? The great double standard always exist for the one it does not apply to. If you our in the wrong room you our the enemy if you break the rules they do not follow. Fair is always right but equality has never existed and never will. Why, because everyone is different. Society will always choose to abort all consequences of their actions. The person who ask God why rather then telling God he does not exist, simply waits for God to show up.


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sanxuary ~ Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I'm not sure I understand your meaning, but you have left us with much to think about. I see your point, I think, about any social cause is now lumped under what once were considered racial groupings. In my mind, the division between group A and all other subsequent groups, is planned, used, directed and taken advantage of by politicians, and more importantly those pulling their strings, to keep the masses at each others throats.

Equality? It may or may not exist at any given point in time legally, but it exists everyday in the hearts of those who treat others as equals. Just because someone says they are better than me, does that make it so? What harm does it cause? Mostly that within my own mind, if I allow it. That is the problem with this PC mess. It messes with people's minds. It places nice above honest. It's deceptive and evil.

God bless and happy hubbing.


Sanxuary 3 years ago

One can not be forced to understand a difference when they are already different. Everyone deserves respect and sanctuary to live their life as they see it. One has a right to be a drug addict or an alcoholic and I must ignore it. Still I have a right to tell you if you really want to know that you our being poisoned by the food you eat every day and that is why you might be obese. Its great you our a homosexual but honestly I have no idea why this is an alternative life style or why it does not appeal to me. I guess I am just different. Oddly I know quite a few people who went the other way and returned to normal. My point is life is a constant argument and that is how we find our way regardless of who we are. Sex makes babies and fun as it is its hardly as important as life. I am a strong person and if I thought we were equal I would never survive the work place. Some are stronger then me most are not. Some are smart and some our learning. We all have something we are good at and things we are not good at. We all deserve the same treatment and respect and its up to us to build a team that works. We can not change our skin or fix a broken back but we all get to eat the same crap sandwich most of the time. The real issues is why we can not afford to live and why is everyone so damn poor, yet the stock market goes up each day. I work fewer hours and work twice as hard to keep up. My home is a temporary prison cell with no future or up side. To be politically correct this country is a police state and we are nothing but slaves. We the people can leave this side show any time and demand better. To win we have to rebuild small business America and compete against corporations. We are not going to get there divided on who is having sex with who and ignoring that we are more politically in correct then ever.


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sanxuary ~ If I get the essence of your statement, you are stating that the petty things people are divided over are the distractions that keep us all slaves to corporations and corrupt governments. I agree with that statement.

I think it goes further, however. I think PC ideology started and was sold to the people as a means of respect and unity that has become a perverted tool of those seeking to further divide the masses.

Respect is one thing and it's a good thing. Using the good intentions of the blind to take over and divide a nation is what politically correct ideology has led to and all it can ever lead to. Respect is not synonymous with politically correct. One can exist without the other. As long as we allow power hungry politicians to hide behind trumped up race cards and other such smoke screens, we will all remain slaves of an ever powerful corporate owned system.


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jdw7979 3 years ago from Middle America

Nice Hub and quite telling!!

America is going through a turbulent time and our forefathers are turning in their graves.

You have a new follower here.


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mercuryservices 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

While racism is not ok, freedom of speech should include the ability to keep it real and not need to feel the worry of making everything sooooo politically correct. Agreed.


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Jdw7979 ~ Thank you so much for taking the time to read, comment and for the follow. You made my morning. Oh, yes. Big time are our founding fathers rolling through eternity. It's such a shame to think that if America doesn't do something darn fast, everyone that sacrificed for this nation will have done so in vain, yet it is true. God bless.


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Mercuryservices ~ Thank you! Exactly. Racism is wrong, period. Hiding behind that which was engendered under the auspices of correcting such is equally wrong and perhaps more dangerous because its difficult to recognize and reckon with. That's why the current form of reverse racism going on is a highly effective tool of social control and manipulation. It makes telling the truth appear insensitive to what ever group is labeled the in flavor of the week. If we are ever to begin to move towards eliminating racism in America, the standard of truth must be applied equally to all regardless of any demographic label or other such means of division.

God bless and happy hubbing.


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Patriot Quest 3 years ago from America

I have said for years that there is no such thing as politicaly correct, I believe it to be a made up term for those overly sensitive bleeding heart liberals. They do this to make issues weak, and somehow it gives more power to their side...................we callem as we see them down here in the South..............stole that from Wayne! LOL


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Patriot Quest - I don't know. I think politically correct has become just another word for lie myself. I think they get away with it because like you said, "overly sensitive bleeding hearts" hide behind it any time they get their tail feathers in a knot. Sadly, you're so right. They have used it to attain more power and too many of us let them because we wanted to be nice. That's the hook with this mess. It looks, on the surface, like the nice thing to do and we are totally programmed by media to believe that. Of course, you and I, and Wayne, and thank God more people daily see it for what it is, a deception, a nice looking one, but a deception none the less.

I secretly suspect our numbers are legion compared to theirs, but since we are truly nice at heart, we don't go around screaming it from the rooftops like the libtards. The coolaid sippers unique ability to squawk so loudly it shatters glass has drowned out the voices of reason and sanity.

Thanks bunches for dropping by. I really enjoyed your hub "Will the South Rise Again?" It got my vote. God bless and happy hubbing!


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Patriot Quest 3 years ago from America

I just read a hub explaining how conservatives are stupid, ARGH, made me want to read this one again, I like the libtards word! I will be using that one! Keep up the great work getting those libtards riled! haha


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Patriot Quest - You made my day. I have had to deal with the Libtards today in the real world where they are much harder to shut up than here. I'm so glad you came back. I like the new word, too. While I would love to take credit for it, I can't. I got it from Mr. Vix when he was going off on a tirade some time back about the state of the nation. I'm sure I'm misquoting here, but I believe it went something along the lines of "Damn Libtards are jumping up and down on the handle flushing America down the toilet!" He was really worked up, but I think he was right. Currently, I'm trying to reduce the BP while I think on the latest Libtard ideology of your children are not your own but belong to the community. When I get to where I can think on it without instant BP elevation, I'll start ripping into this one lie in the long list of Libtard lies being shoved down America's throat. May the rest of your day be blessed and Libtard free!


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Patriot Quest 3 years ago from America

great subject.........I have been playing with more absurd Southern succession fantasy stuff..........from comments on my latest I can tell its getting to some of them,.............Another subject I am taking notes on is how I keep hearing them say the 10 Southern states get all the federal money and that we are the poorest and dumbest, I spent 20 minutes doing research (as they should) and can difute that all day! its all about population, defense spending and retirement age........ooops they lose again!


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Patriot Quest ~ Oh! The Southern succession movement. Hm. Being in Texas, I hear about it all the time. I'm not for it. I say take America back not divide it further. Libtards have stolen enough freedom and money from God fearing Americans. For Texas, succession would do nothing but ensure a quick demise. It would be an instantaneous war on two fronts, the America succeeded from and Mexico. Good luck with that, especially considering half or more of their population is already here!

To me, just my opinion, but I think we should all, Libtard and sane alike, be more concerned about the impending American capitulation to a global government. People who think that's a little on the paranoid, conspiracy theory side should do a little checking into the timing involved in the rash of incidents being used as a platform for the coming gun grab. They should check into what good old Hillary and Barry were spouting and supporting at the global level in regards to guns at roughly the same times.

I hope all those secessionist will start to take into account that the vast majority of what's coming won't necessarily be on a nation level, but rather a global one. If we really think about it, from the perspective of what would those wanting global control want most at lower levels, the easy answer has to be division. Succession hands them what they want on a platter. Just my thoughts.


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EJ Lambert 3 years ago from Chicago, IL

To me, this whole idea of political correctness isn't solving any problems. It's just a people's way of avoiding a problem they don't want to confront directly. It's making people afraid to voice their opinions, constantly having to check themselves to "please" everybody. It never works out that way. People will always have an enemy of what they believe in. It's what happens when you stand for something. Political correctness is just another excuse for trying suffocate what makes this country so unique and different.


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

EJ Lambert ~ Thank you very much for taking the time to read and leave such a juicy comment. I couldn't agree more. It's not helping. It's making everything much worse for all of us. God bless and happiest of hubbing.


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EJ Lambert 3 years ago from Chicago, IL

To you as well!


Stacey 2 years ago

Not sure why you believe recidivism rates are high for sex offenders when all the statistics (Dept of Justice for one) indicate they are the least likely to recidivate. It is a high stakes crime if and when they do, that is the distinction. Keep in mind that sex offenders do not have to necessarily recommit a sex offense to be considered a repeat offender. Many violate a condition of supervision or fail to register thus seeming to have a higher recidivism rate-a whole different issue. Your an intelligent individual and I agree that too much PC has caused future generations to lose sight of core values and beliefs. I also believe that labeling people, for example, 'sex offenders' and defining people based on a crime committed for the rest of their life is dangerous ground. For that matter, who wants to be known as a victim for their lifetime? Hope for holistic healing and change does not make someone a liberal, it's common sense so that it doesn't happen again. If exile made sense, then Hitler should have had more supporters and the Salem Witch Trials should still be going on today.


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poetvix 2 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

~ Stacy - Thank you for the time to read and a most thought provoking comment. I disagree whole heartedly with your statement that sex offenders are the least likely to fall into recidivism for it is deceptive. While it often holds true for many who are labeled sex offenders such as flashers, peeping toms and those young men dating teens, it does NOT hold true for violent sex offenders which has been the norm for hundreds of years.

I do agree, to an extent, that labeling folks for a crime comitted in the past is dangerous ground, especially for those poor 18 to 20 year old guys who get gigged for dating a 16 or 17 year old girl. However, for those who commite voilent sex crimes, personally, I think labeling is way too nice.

Hope for healing and change is a wonderful and nobel thing. Sadly, in the face of true evil, it's used as a tool to keep the terror levels high, an excuse that allows more and more violent acts to be perpetrated in the hopes that the perpetrator will miraculously one day wake up and change his or her evil ways. In the mean time, how many innocent children are hurt? To me, it's just not worth it. Everyone is responsible for their actions including those that must be taken to protect others from known predators. What would you do if a rabid dog was about to bite your child and you knew it? I see no difference when dealing with a dangerous individual bent on doing nothing but harm to others. God bless.

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