Oh boy, oh boy! It’s our friend Freshtastical, at it again, with another video: this time, on political correctness. Just like with yesterday’s Rome article, I found this one when I was doing research and thought it went along with the article I recently did about PC (political correctness). So let’s not waste any time, and get right into this:
Note: I will be linking to parts of the video as I bring up each point, so you can follow along if you want, or if you can’t access the video, you can read along, and I’ll try to help you understand the best I can.
(0:44) – So for the first time that I’ve seen, Fresh has, right away, made himself visible to the audience, without hiding, and spends the first minute of the video with some pretty good points. People get offended way too much, and many of these same people take quick comments way to far, to the point where they’re national news stories. Well, I don’t think we should, how you say, “f*ck political correctness”, PC culture of this sort can definitely take a hike.
(0:52) – As it turns out, when Fresh isn’t talking about veganism or society at large, he’s a very smart person. Going along with what he said, I can’t tell you how many times that my conversations have been prematurely silenced by my friends who were instantly offended for some stupid reason. Brexit? OH, how dare you!!!!?!??!? You’re on point so far, Fresh!
Hint: you can find the two articles I did before about Fresh here, and over here.
(1:19) – Once again, great point. It’s insane how we can let minor issues get inflated out of proportion, even going as far to eclipse actual news stories. 9/11? No, the real story of the day is about that old white guy who punched that black kid. Definitely this is more important, especially when we don’t know the entire story.
(1:53) – Agreed. All this crap about turning polite comments into slurs needs to stop, too. Fresh uses the example of calling someone “beautiful”, or “sexy”, can be easily turned around by a PC person into objectification. The only problem I have with this point is that he lets his liberal show for about four seconds and starts a mini rant about sweatshops, killing animals, and climate change, but other than that, this point was ok.
(2:32) – (once again) Good point. There are clear differences between people, so why treat them like a disease that should never be discussed? Embrace the difference! Everyone’s different so why freak out about it?
(3:06) – Feminism in the modern since, is definitely corrupt. I’ll go over this more in a future article, and lay down what I think is wrong with it, but for now, know that I’m not a fan.
(3:58) – Aside from saying that our existence shouldn’t be taken seriously (which I completely disagree with), Fresh goes on to make yet another good point, by saying that in modern culture, its ok to insult white men, but not any other type of person. White women, no. Black men, no. Black women, absolutely not!
(4:37) – Well, I definitely don’t think that all fat people are extoling their virtues, there are some who think it’s perfectly healthy, which is wrong (although according to the video, it’s a disease, but it’s not like you can catch obesity, so that’s, also, wrong). In a classic case of prideful behavior, you shouldn’t insult someone for being fat, but you shouldn’t glorify them for it either.
(5:16) – Just when you thought that this couldn’t be brought back down to where we started, Fresh makes a jab at the one, the only, granddaddy of science: (*que the angel choir) Religion. This makes me cringe as a religious person myself, not just because I’m religious, but because the two reasons he gives for it. (I paraphrase here) “Can’t wait to joke about religion. Old books are stupid! HA!”. Because you made so many good points so far, and you didn’t dwell on this topic for long, I'll be willing to let this one go, but do it again Fresh, and you’ll be sorry!
(5:46) – Well, we shouldn’t restrict the words we use; there is a definite reason to not use certain words. Just because it’s taboo to say certain words, such as ni**er, which some people forget, is a racial slur. Just because you don’t like being PC, doesn’t mean you need to go around offending people.
(6:04) – What does being PC mean to Fresh? Does he think it means he doesn’t have to do any research? Because I am kind, I was willing to let the last comment to go, however, this time I’m going to thoroughly, decimate him. First off, swearing has nothing to do with religion. It has been present since the earliest of civilizations, religious or irreligious. Whether it’s a word or phrase (like “damn”, or “son-of-a-bitch”) that everyone recognizes as being bad, or it’s a word that no one cares about, or you even made up yourself (like “frack”, or “crackles”), it’s all swearing nonetheless. Most people don’t like to hear people swear, because most swear words are words that people don’t like to hear, because they’re offensive and profane. Two (although I doubt you have), if you are paying attention during the George Carlin article, you’d know that God doesn’t directly send people to Hell, in fact, it’s quite the opposite actually. He wants you to come to Heaven, whether you swear or not, and tries to keep you from going to Hell, as you can only go there by your own free will. That’s just a basic fact of the theology. Three, whether you believe this or not, are we not talking about PC culture here? Why bring up God in the first place? It does nothing but retracts from the original point of the video, makes you look stupid, makes it look like you didn’t care, and makes you look like an asshole to everyone that knows and has respect for the basic rules of Christianity.
(6:08) – Everyone was scared to say Voldemort’s name at Hogwarts, because he backed up that activity with a threat. He was a dark wizard who enjoyed killing and corrupting people, and had actually existed in the mythos without a doubt, he wasn’t just a legend, so naturally, people were scared to talk about him. Wouldn’t you be scared to bring up the Emperor in a conversation if you lived on the Death Star?
(6:35) – What the f*ck!?! So it’s ok to say ni**er (and I’m going to continue to censor it, because I’m a decent person) because not doing so would strip you of your free speech? Don’t you know there are other words to describe black people? African comes to mind, and if you’re a bit risqué, you could even probably get away with negro (depending on the situation), but you don’t need to go straight to the word you think people don’t want you to say, just because you think you need to be rebellious. Unlike something like swastikas, which used to be synonymous with peace, but is now so with Nazism, ni**er is a word that was specifically designed to insult people, and all in all, has really no purpose, or advantage over any other words you could use to get the same effect.
(7:15) - “What did you expect, a video on political correctness to be politically correct”. Hey, I managed to write up a whole 900 word article on the subject without getting too offensive, the least you could do is try.
I as considering changing the title of this post, but it actually is still valid, so I’ll keep it what it is. Fresh does make “good” points on PC culture; however, he does not make good points on religion. For the sake of this article, I’ll keep it the same, but as for my respect for Fresh, that has just gone back to zero, even lower than where it was after his last two videos we looked over.
Anyway, thanks for reading this reaction. If you liked what I had to say, or like the video more and want to fight me, the least you could do is startup a discussion down below in the comments. If you are a regular reader, don’t forget that there’s a new editorial coming out tomorrow, and once again, thanks for reading!
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