I as a retired older gentleman, I see fun and sarcasm in everything ! I am sarcastic and make fun remarks towards all, be they women, other races, cultures or politics, etc,etc.
It always amazes me how the younger generation of all persuasions take offence and whine and run to the report me button.The older generation seem to take it in their stride. and either ignore, block or jibe back. Those that know me, know that if I have made an offensive remark and they point it out, I will apologise if I deem it an acceptable and legit response.
My question is, why can't all have the same attitude ?
The older generation was exposed to Mel Brook's 'Blazing Saddles'. Having perused the comments I see you started quite a shit storm. LOL
We are ALL never going to have the same attitude be cause we are a diverse species. That's why there are guns. ya can just shoot the ones that piss ya off. LOL
From my perspective it is the pampered parenting that took place during my daughters generation. I cannot even begin to tell you how many parents defended their children even when the child was wrong but expected all the other kids to be held accountable. When I was a kid the worst thing we could do was "tattle" so we worked things out for ourselves but these young adults were treated like royalty as children. No chores, no set guidelines, no fear of consequences has made them selfish and weak.
When my daughter was in first grade I heard her friend to "Throw a temper tantrum, it works for me." after I told her no. My daughter responded "If I do that you will be sent home and I will be grounded to my room for the night." They conditioned their children to think only of themselves and do whatever it takes to get their own way. We went from parents being too strict and punitive, never allowing the children a voice to a world in which the child rules the home on a whim. We must find balance because it sucks to be attacked or reported simply because one person felt offended. I have only reported one person and that was because he called me a cunt. I have blocked 9 people though simply because I do not like their way of thinking or speaking but that is no reason to report them.
Personally I have never been offended by you and have enjoyed a few sarcastic exchanges. I find you to be a breath of fresh air and always wonder what you will post next. Damn the critics.
Confucius say "Do whatever you feel is right in your heart because you will be criticized anyway."
I feel very fortunate to have had a bit if an English / Scottish upbringing. One of the benefits is that it is difficult to effectively insult me. Either what you say is true, in which case I can not deny it; or it is false, in which case you are the dumbass and have insulted yourself. In either case, a witty response may be forthcoming.
I don’t think it’s realistic to expect all to have the same attitude as you but so far I haven’t seen anything you posted or commented as “crossing the line” and worth reporting. Some people are a little too sensitive and a little too trigger happy with the report/flag button. I think you make light of things rather than make fun of things. Some of your comments may be off colour but how offensive I guess that’s subjective.
Younger generation? There’s a younger generation here? I barely notice.
My grandmother once told me that as people age they earn the right to be cynical. I now interpret that as them becoming enlightened. The aches and pains we suffer from aging are enough to make many people crabby and mean. There are too many sensitive personalities out here to watch for. The older I get the less I care. I take everything with a grain of salt and promote smiling everyday. People need to do the same and if they don't like something that someone says the can move on or get over it. You're cool with me Val. We've had our run in.
No one should be in control of your freedom but you. Continue what you do.
How arrogant...you think all would be well if we were ALL YOU? I too am a senior and I find many "sarcastic" remarks about women and other groups offensive. I find your post here offensive. Considering the angry, divisive, racist, hateful environment we live in right now...sensitivity not sarcasm and ignorance is in order and I will always call someone out that offends anyone...I won't just block and ignore.
Evil, boring old farts who should be put down have every right to insult others. However, they also have a degree of responsibility towards those who are in a less favoured position. The world needs more of the opinionated debater, but we need them to be aware of the potential of sliding into bigotry.
I think younger people tend to be less oblivious and more polite, while old white men are spoiled brats who take their privileges for granted, stepping on other people's toes with a false sense of impunity. When they get called out for it, they whine like little babies and blame other people for their own shortcomings, because they cannot handle any accountability - again, because they are too spoiled and soft. But you know, that's just my impression.