A good friend of mine forwarded me a news article about a Southwest Airline pilot who wasn’t aware that his microphone was on as he broadcast from cruising altitude his dissatisfaction with the quantity of “doable” flight attendants. You can listen to a recording of it on YouTube:
The best part is where he refers to all the “undoable” flight attendants as “gays, grannies, and grandes.” He was suspended without pay and sent to diversity training.
Let me start off by saying that I agree that conversations about who you do or do not want to have sex should not be broadcast from the cockpit of an airplane. These are private conversations, and in the pilot’s defense, I’m sure he didn’t intend to broadcast his thoughts publicly. What I take issue with is a politically correct agenda hell-bent on making it wrong to be a masculine male who prefers to have sex with skinny young women.
At the heart of the issue, this guy is upset because there are fewer and fewer “attractive” women out there. I not only agree with him, but I also know why. The reason for this is the politically correct movement’s campaign to criminalize hurting someone’s feelings. Let’s look at what the politically correct movement has led us to with fat people. The only thing that gets me more confused than a fat person walking into McDonald’s is why I am not supposed to call them fat or question their actions. I know it makes them feel bad. Consider this, however; if a doctor knew I had cancer, but figured that he didn’t want to tell me because I may get upset, I would call that doctor a fool.
I think we create all kinds of problems when we ignore realities because those realities may make someone feel bad. I disagree with people who think pain is a negative and completely debilitating thing that should be avoided at all costs. I think pain is a great motivator for change and growth. Above all, I know it’s impossible for someone’s words to hurt me unless on some level I agree with what they said.
I think it’s ridiculous to crucify this pilot for his opinions on “attractiveness” when we all know that most of the other pilots share the exact same opinion as him. They want to have sex with skinny young women. For the people who disagree with my last statement, the politically correct movement is doing its magic on you. You don’t even know that statement is true anymore because no one is allowed to talk about it.
Demanding ignorance of other people’s opinions is a fool’s goal. Be strong enough in your own opinions that the conflicting opinions of others don’t bother you.
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