Our politically correct world has gone off the cliff with the recent decision by Earls Restaurant to remove their Albino Rhino products because two (!) persons afflicted with albinism have complained to the human rights tribunal. That’s right, TWO fucking people complained and that was enough to scare Earls into removing any reference to Albino from their menu. Because TWO fucking people complanied.
What the hell is going on out there? Peanut allergy mania, comfort pets on planes, minorites screaming racism at the drop of a hat, perfume bans in offices, smokers relegated to back alleys. And the list goes on and on.
We’re all so damn delicate now, with individual feelings and sensitivites taking precedence over the majority and forcing us to think, look and feel as if we’re guilty of something but not quite sure what it is. We have to over-react to every complaint and take every whining, complaining, sniveling little miscreant so terribly serious when they suffer a personal indignity. Such as a restaurant using the word Albino in its products.
Albino is not an insult. Naming something albino, especially when preceded with the word Rhino, is not an insult and affects no one. Other than the aforementioned complaining, sniveling little miscreant of course.
I’m so damn dissapointed that Earls Restaurant buckled under the pressure from these two pissants and did the corporate ‘right thing’ by being pushed around by those that see red when everyone else sees blue. Why must we, as a society, take every tiny, itsy-bitsy personal afront and change the way the rest of us live, feel, speak, drink, laugh, argue, respond and react to life’s little nuances. Those insignificant little things all add up and make life what it is. Interesting.
Pandering to meaningless, irresponsible and irrational complaints from two people that have little else to complain about is at best, silly and, at worst, dangerous. These incidents, although irrelevant to the majority, all contribute to the degredation of our lives by removing all of the colour and leaving nothing but greys.
31-year-old Nigerian immigrant Ikponwosa Ero, one of the two complainants, has done one thing as a result of her whining. It’s made me question how our immigration policies would allow someone to live in our country, call it their own and then systematically dismantle what makes it great. Diversity, rational thinking and a sense of humour are some of the traits that make Canada one of the most respected countries and people in the world. And it may well lead to our demise if these politically correct a-holes have anything to do with it.
A few tweets on the subject:
@planetjanetyyc: I’m thinking of launching a human rights complaint against all the beers with blonde in their name.
@fejoknom: PC goes mad in Vancouver. Earls dumps Albino Rhino beer. Next to go: ‘Asian’ noodles, ‘short’bread cookies
@edifonzo: Greasy thugs win. Earls drops Albino Rhino beer
It was too sweet to pass up. That nice, happy sign on the side of the highway welcoming weary travelers to Port Moody. It was like a big, juicy target sitting on the side of the road and just waiting for any brain-stem with a drivers license to launch his/her car into it.
And back up the fucking traffic for hours. Thanks brain-stem driver.