Notice I wasn’t PC by saying HAPPY HOLIDAYS.
If Merry Christmas offends some, maybe you should try ditching the PC nonsense. Might make your life more enjoyable.
In his book titled “One Nation, What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future”, Doctor Ben Carson tells the story of an experience as a young doctor. In his surgical scrubs, he ran into a nurse on the ward. She said, “I’m sorry, but Mr. Patient is not ready to be taken to the operating room yet.“. She had assumed he was an orderly and when she found out he was a doctor she was afraid that she had OFFENDED him because she also assumed that he was driven by PC. She fully expected Carson to respond with PC driven anger by taking it all as a racial slur.
Carson is NOT a PC kinda’ guy.
Instead of responding with PC anger, Carson used what Dems DON’T have . . . COMMON SENSE . . . and considered why she said that, and concluded that it had nothing to do with race, but rather that the only black males wearing surgical scrubs she had seen on the ward WERE orderlies.
His response: “I’m sorry that Mr. Patient isn’t ready yet, but I’m Dr. Carson and I’m here for another reason.” She was embarrassed, but he reassured her that he knew her reasons for saying that were not intentional bigotry. She became a close friend of his rather than a hostile enemy.
I’m sure Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson wouldn’t have approved his behavior because it didn’t encourage racism. Indeed, they would have characterized the nurse’s remark as intentional racial bigotry and fanned the flames of racial conflict via PC.