Let’s Be Honest: Microaggressions Are Bullshit
Political correctness has gone too far
People should treat each other with respect. That’s pretty obvious. And as much as it may seem otherwise by watching the news or scanning social media, the overwhelming majority of day-to-day interactions are handled respectfully by all involved.
Of course, in a free society some people will choose to insult each other and say disrespectful things. That’s just the price to pay for being able to speak your mind – it means other people can speak their mind as well.
But that mix of mostly respectful interactions and some offensive free speech isn’t enough for those obsessed with political correctness.
That’s why they’ve coined the term “microaggressions,” which is described as the following:
“Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.”
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like bullshit to me.
Think about it.
“Environmental slights,” and “unintentional” negative messages?
It sounds like an excuse to blame people for being racist or offensive without actually having any evidence.
And I think that’s exactly what microaggressions are about.
They are a way for someone who is losing an argument to pull something out of thin air and accuse those who disagree with them of being racist – shutting down conversation and debate.
It’s about deliberately looking for, and then making up racist and offensive remarks, comments, or even looks, and then attributing that to someone else.
That has no place in a free and open society. So it has to be said again: Microaggressions are bullshit, and political correctness has gone too far
Not only does the whole “microaggression” concept not do anything to reduce racism or prejudice, it actually makes it tougher to confront racism when it really exists.
If everything gets described as racism – even made-up BS – then nobody will want to listen when someone talks about something that might actually be racist.
It’s like crying wolf – sooner or later nobody will listen anymore.
We need to recognize that political correctness has gone way too far. Instead of looking at how people actually treat each other, instead of judging people for their actions, we have people who spend all their time looking for the worst, all in order to attack and demonize others.
That’s not going to make our lives better, and it’s not going to bring people together.
Just the opposite.
It’s time to stop with the ‘microaggression’ bullshit. It’s a dumb concept that does nothing but divide people. Let’s move beyond it and actually look at people’s real actions instead of making things up.