New week with new challenges!
I just read a post on another blog and was personally scolded for some kind of hypocrisy vis-a-vis my bad movie review for the film, "Red Dawn". My review was making fun of the movie story line and I was taking gentle shots at what did not exist in the film, 'alternative lifestyles'. I imagined all kinds of funny business in a film that was trying to be serious. Somehow, my musings became a slam against an entire group of people I wasn't even talking about.
It seems that today, we Americans go a bit overboard on not wanting to offend somebody and conferring some kind of heroic victimhood on those who feel put out by words like, "...not that there's anything wrong with that". The reason for the italic emphasis is acknowledgement of the silliness of my previous comment in that post.
Lighten up, Dear Reader. I don't care who or what a person chooses spend their life with or how they find love in their lives. My making fun of a film is not social commentary criticizing anybody's lifestyle choice. You condemn me for bigotry which does not truly exist, but since I am accused therefore I get to be guilty, because there is no possible defense in the public discourse when one is labeled with Hypocritical Bigot. Which is a Thoughtcrime!
Labeling people is just as bad as being bigoted, but in this case the labeler is sanctified by making the accusation.
The Writer of the Barco Blog writes of many things, and sometimes I am indeed wrong about what ever I happen to be jibber-jabbering about. We have a big boat here and we love everyone to stop by and share, and we also want everyone who reads this blog to feel comfortable. But I am the Captain here and am responsible for the safety and conduct of this vessel. If any of you feel wronged, feel free to say so in the comments or send an email.
Most importantly; Lighten Up. It was only a movie review.
Back to our regularly scheduled fun, ok?
Have a fun week!