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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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April 22, 2006

early morning musings

just lately some things have annoyed me and while I don't want my journal here to turn into a discussion of my beliefs...this next post is something that has been bothering me since I heard about it on the news a few nights ago..........politically correctness - what on earth is that?
the powers that be or all those people who don't have anything better to do, have decided that a fairy penguin can no longer be called a fairy penguin because the gay community may be offended..... I have many, many friends in the 'gay community' and they think this is totally ridiculous and feel they are being used as an excuse for 'political correctness' I just wonder what on earth they are going to do with our state that is known as Queensland? will that become Sovereignland or Personwhositsonathroneland? .... the same powers have decided all these too, are politically incorrect : a blackboard is now a chalkboard, a whiteboard is now a penboard, you can no longer say ' good boy or good girl' it is now good child. There was even an instance of a child singing 'baa baa black sheep' and was totally confused so sang 'baa baa rainbow sheep' - oh puhleasse !!! We are creating a breed of confused children. Really, it annoys me no end, all of this. These people need to get lives - if they want to change the world...maybe get out and do some charity work and help the world that way. Cause the way they are helping us isn't working at all
bring back the vintage way, where a spade is called a spade!

17 Comments:

Blogger Peggy said...

I agree!

10:25 am  
Blogger Nicole said...

I totally agree.... and to all those who are making a mess out of the basics....'Build a bridge and get over it'..words i stole from my beautiful mother. hugs xoxxo

12:52 pm  
Blogger Amy said...

bah bah rainbow sheep? what on earth are people thinking?

1:10 pm  
Blogger mrspao said...

Hear! Hear! I love the name fairy penguin because it evokes a lovely image for me. Besides isn't a whiteboard white and a blackboard black? I agree with you, Robyn - I think we should step back in time when things were much simpler and the powers that be got on with doing their jobs properly rather than being all pc.

4:28 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

I am afraid to open my mouth...

It is just crazy.

Take care,
Connie

6:57 pm  
Blogger Calidore said...

Hear Hear Ms Robyn. There's a word for those people who want us to be politically correct - but I can't type it, it's too rude or maybe it isn't politcally correct...lol.

From one girl who calls a spade a spade to another.

8:49 pm  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Totally agree! These people have NOT stood at the "edge" that you and I have!(my "solid ground" post)Now get back to happy calming thoughts!If you like shoes check out my latest post.

8:49 pm  
Blogger Leanne said...

AMEN!!!! (Can I say that?)

2:49 am  
Blogger Alice said...

It just beats me how the minority manage to make all these changes when the majority don't agree with them.

Seems nothing is 'black' or 'white' anymore. How long before those two words themselves are banned? After all, if they can't be used to describe the colour of a board, then when can they be used?

As you say, 'they' should get out in the real world and stop wasting time and money on stupid trifles.

7:08 am  
Blogger Ribbonwiz said...

For goodness sake! What next....
Tell them to get a life...

9:21 am  
Blogger Sharon said...

well what about the master, the dame and the little boy who lives down the lane????? Where do they come into the scheme of things if we are going to be politicly correct and why isn't there any little girl - I am sure they would love 'rainbow' coloured fleece...

So rub a dub dub three MEN in a tub - what happens to them?????

oh dear dear me - what is this world coming too...

10:36 am  
Blogger Mindy said...

I agree!!!

2:39 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Robyn, have you heard about a book called "Women Who Make The World Worse" that was published in the USA last December? I have been trying to get a copy, but as usual we don't get things Down Under for at least 6 months after they are available everywhere else :-(
The author Kate O'Beirne is an American journalist, I think, and she has a real go at the people (mostly so-called feminists) who are making all these changes. I am dying to read it - 'bout time somebody wrote the truth!

11:57 pm  
Blogger berriehead said...

I agree! so tired of all of this PC stuff! For me it IS WHAT IT IS! and if that bothers folks TOO BAD! thanks for writing this ms!

12:28 am  
Blogger Miss Eagle said...

I sometimes wonder if the people who suggest these things are really doing these things out of consideration for others. I wonder if it is a mob of wowsers who hate the word fairy because they hate gays. In the recent movie on ABC TV, Mr Harvey Lights a Candle (info at http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0436608)the worst character in the movie was the younger male teacher who believed nothing but was willing to take Mr Harvey on because of his behaviour through the latest bureaucratic counselling methods. He hadn't much of a clue about what was going on around him. He was an insensitve new age guy. The movie showed that the most spiritual people on the trip to Salisbury Cathedral were Mr Harvey and the beautiful disturbed, self-mutilating girl. There were a host of people - students - who were your average people who would do the right thing. Even two antagonist students could find commonality when trust together. There was the female teacher whose spirituality or lack of it didn't come to the fore but who took an interest in the welfare of Mr Harvey. But that young male teacher and the male student who passed around the dope and didn't care about anyone were the worst characters in the movie. They didn't care. I hate the term "political correctness" because it means many things to people. There are racists who decry political correctness when many people in society don't want there sort of views turned loose. Others decide silly things and call that correct behaviour or speech. This too can hide bad behaviour. Let's stick with the Golden Rule - loving one another as we love ourselves. And in doing this let's put our brains into gear. There's another biblical adage where Jesus said quite simply "You will know them by their fruit. Good trees bear good fruit. Bad trees bear bad fruit." It's always our actions that show our character.

8:13 pm  
Blogger Rosemary said...

I agree so much,like when I wanted to give my children a gollywog because I had loved mine so much,and was told they were no longer allowed!! I didn't understand why as it had never occured to me that they were racist.

10:34 pm  
Blogger Kerri said...

I so heartily agree with you Robyn (along with all these others). It's just too ridiculous for words. You may have heard of the controversy raging over here at the moment about taking the words "Under God" (as in "One nation under God") out of our Pledge of Allegiance. Those who want this are a tiny minority. It's such a stupid issue which shouldn't need to be given any thought at all.
I enjoyed having you 'drop in'. Thanks for visiting :)
I've only been to NY City a few times and never for more than a day. It IS an interesting city.

6:55 am  

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