A perhaps fitting release for Halloween: An eye-opening, if slightly demoralizing study from Cato, finds Americans live in fear of words. (Carlin got this years ago).
Americans Say Political Correctness Has Silenced Discussions Society Needs to Have; Most Have Views They’re Afraid to Share
Nearly three-fourths (71%) of Americans believe that political correctness has done more to silence important discussions our society needs to have. A little more than a quarter (28%) instead believe that political correctness has done more to help people avoid offending others.
The consequences are personal-58% of Americans believe the political climate today prevents them from saying things they believe. Democrats are unique, however, in that a slim majority (53%) do not feel the need to self-censor. Conversely, strong majorities of Republicans (73%) and independents (58%) say they keep some political beliefs to themselves.
If one loose cannon sets off a state of emergency in your state or at your “school,” you may have a worse problem that just him. Florida Today.
This kind of goes with the failing schools and falling IQs thing.
Americans used to bravely stare down bears, whales, and British troops. Now they recoil in horror and fear from pronouns, banana peels, and geometry.
Anyway, thank God nothing offensive ever appears at this site. For instance,
Nothing offensive about these Happy Halloween Tunes!
Happy Halloween, wimps…
Carlin of the euphemisms/YouTube.