Bonus Poem of the Week: The Real Problem Concerning 21st-Century PC Culture part 1

The Real Problem Concerning 21st-Century PC Culture part 1
April 27, 2017

The world’s become downright stupid. It’s as simple as that,
And yet, people blame this or that for where society’s at.
It ain’t just the PC police holding humanity back.
If anything, our own dim insights are why things are out of whack.
Trust me, we can all cry “PC sucks!” ‘til we pass out,
But honestly, such rules are but part of what this is about.

Yes, it’s gotten annoying how we micromanage the way
We interact with each other at every time of day
With even the slightest show of verbal negativity
Labeled as an act of bullying from the likes of you and me,
Even if what we say was but a single, honest thing
And far from a blatant insult…and yet, our words sting,
And we get branded as scumbags, blacklisted in the eyes
Of those who’ve taken our words wrong and now wish we would die
Despite us having carefully chosen the words we’ve said,
Unlike so many others whose words have been heard or read
Who’ve cursed like drunken sailors and screamed like banshees, too,
About that which they hate with no consideration put into
The words they’ve said, which include flagrant profanity
And many an unchecked slur, thus exposing their bigotry
As well as tacky references to real-life tragedies,
Amongst other things that show a flippant lack of diplomacy,
And yet, for some dumb reason, these words so wretched and vile
Are deemed okay by those who’ve red and heard them, yet all the while,
Those of us who’ve carefully monitored what we’ve said are the blight.
Why? ‘Cause of the opinions we’ve expressed? That doesn’t seem right—
Especially when we’ve avoided anything that would imply
Ourselves as any type of villain wandering ‘neath Heaven’s sky…
No insults, no ill wishes, no threats to others’ well-being.
Honestly, I’ll never know what trash these critics are hearing or seeing.

It’s one thing to be sensitive. It’s one thing to give a damn.
It’s another thing, however, to be an overreactive ham
Who loses his or her cool at the slightest repugnant thing,
Whether said person’s PC or not when reacting to the sting.
These people don’t stop to think at all, for all they do is feel,
And the hazards their half-baked retribution brings is all too real,
And with history to tell us of what happens when people snap,
I say it’s high time we tell these kids to take a nap
To sleep off their aggravation before more people get hurt.
That’s the best way I can put it without being too curt,
And why the laws haven’t been written to keep these people in check
I’ll never understand, but here’s one notion I respect:
PC along ain’t the problem. Rather, it’s the lack of brains,
For people on both sides of the spectrum are stupidly insane,
And unless we all wise up soon, things are bound to only get worse,
So everyone, heads out of asses so that we can beat this curse.
Let’s all band together and put an end to mass stupidity
And stop blaming the world’s problems solely on things being PC,
For there’s a much greater problem than the PC police alone,
And unless we know and defeat it, forever will denseness drone.

*****

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Poem of the Week: Bigots, Fools, and Maniacs

Bigots, Fools, and Maniacs
March 30, 2016

In a world so wracked with turmoil, a world so wrapped in fear,
Where all dread what’s ‘round the bend, not knowing what they’ll see or hear,
You’d think we’d band together and work to make things right,
But each time we cross, paths with each other, all we do is fight.

On the one hand are the racists who see little more than color
And refuse to look beyond the skin to see the sisters and brothers
Who exist within the hearts of the folks they see as a threat,
And the tension their actions cause daily just make things worse yet.

On the other hand are the misogynists and misandrists alike
Whose biases against each other persist each day and night,
Each bashing the other for oppression for right or for wrong,
Hence why the gap between the genders keeps growing wide and long.

Then there are the religious fundamentalists
Who have no patience at all for those who don’t follow the gist
Of their chosen life discipline, seeing such people as scum
Who need to be wiped off Planet earth like filth from a dirty bum.

Don’t get me started, either, on the trans- and homophobes
Or other ignorant jackasses wandering the globe
Whose words and deeds alike continue to make life a pain.
Don’t ask me why, either, for I can but guess what they hope to gain.

So many disgruntled people with an agenda to shove
Down the throats of everyone else and with nothing else to love!
Such unbridled hostility between so many factions,
And yet, so many folks out there unwilling to take any action!

There’s no need for things to be this way, I hope you all know.
We can change things for the better if we all just believe so.
And act on our beliefs instead of merely dwelling on them
And letting the chaos around us further make this world a playpen

For the bigots, fools, and maniacs who’ve made this planet hell
And will continue to do so ‘til we stop saying, “Oh, well…”
And call them out on their ignorance any which way we can
In hopes of making things better for each boy, girl, woman, and man.

It’ll take more than just backbone, though. We also need brains
To distinguish that which simply is from what we know is insane,
Lest we succumb to the same ideologies we’re trying to fight
And turn into lunatics ourselves practically overnight.

From there, we need to promote the wisdom in which we believe
In every forum we can for the masses to receive
In hopes they’ll see or hear it and understand where we come from,
And hopefully, they’ll join us in sending ignorance on the run.

I’m not suggesting, however, any kind of verbal assault,
For there simply isn’t any kind of place to sprinkle such salt.
Instead, let’s practice prudence and, in turn, diplomacy,
And hopefully, our kind words will bring out what we want to see,

For this era of absurdity has gone on long enough,
And our current policy of ignorance hasn’t been up to snuff,
For the arrogant and the biased have controlled for far too long
Society’s way of thinking with their narrow-minded songs.

Just look at modern media and how braindead it’s been,
Catering to the dense and treating wisdom like a mortal sin,
Like a bowl of soup with all the scum floating to the top
And the good stuff settling to the bottom to flat-out burn and rot.

These days should’ve been behind us a long-ass time ago.
Alas, they’re but alive and well, which fills me with woe.
We need to move beyond them, though, if life is to move on,
For the old ways simply don’t work now and have become wrong.

Let’s all screw in our heels, then, and at last work side by side
To set things straight in society and see that this nonsense dies.
These bigots, fools, and maniacs have plagued us long enough,
And it’s time we put them all in their place ‘fore things really get rough,

And when they finally cool off and change their bitter tune,
Things will change for the better and hopefully quite soon.
Say what you will ‘bout censorship, but in this case, it’s our friend
If we ever hope for the ignorance plaguing this world to end.

*****

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