We are officially living in the age of offensiveness, according to some of the ridiculous reasons that our nation’s precious snowflakes are up in arms.
While some people have the capability to understand that being offended happens, and that differences of opinions are what makes our entire existence exciting and competitive, others believe that they have a right to not be offended. Of course, this is completely alogical, and, of course, the largest population of these crybabies just happen to reside on the left side of American politics.
At the crux of this issue are situations similar to what happened at a high school basketball game in Des Moines, Iowa, in which the home team’s fans organized themselves to represent their American pride by decking themselves out in red, white, and blue. Of course, this display of patriotism was sure to offend someone, and, like clockwork, it did.
“When students from Valley High School in Des Moines, Iowa, showed up for a boys basketball game against Des Moines North High School on Wednesday, many Valley High faithful were decked out in red, white and blue colors.
“And that angered Des Moines North, which features a diverse student body and players from refugee families.
“’Any normal person, any educated person can look at that and think, ‘What the hell are these kids thinking?’ Morgan Wheat, a Des Moines North assistant coach, told WHO-TV.”
Now for the kicker.
Valley High has a history of donning the colors of Old Glory for several sporting events throughout the year – a fact that was lost on the Des Moines North players and fans. Instead of looking at the big picture surrounding the non-scandal, the Des Moines North crowd immediately jumped to the conclusion that they were being targeted for abuse by patriotism. Then, in true snowflake fashion, they went running to the internet to tattle on Valley High.
Give us a break.