Political ‘correctness’ run amuk — again

A woman thinks enough of America to immigrate here, is offended by the flying of the American flag, so the employer chooses to instead offend the patriotic employee by ordering the flag down. Huh?

McLucas, a supervisor at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, Texas, had displayed the 3-by-5-foot flag in the office she shares with the hospital’s three other supervisors. McLucas said one of her colleagues, a woman who immigrated to the United States from Africa 14 years ago, complained about the flag to upper management, and the hospital decided to take down the flag.

“I was told that as long as my flag offended one person, it would be taken down,” McLucas said.

via Texan Woman Told to Remove ‘Offensive’ American Flag From Office – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News – FOXNews.com.

That is political correctness gone totally crazy, as so often it does any more. The woman from African needs to either do as the Americans do when in America, or go back home to Africa. And the supervisor who initially ordered the flag down should book a ticket with her.

This is just plain silly. This is America. This is where we used to honor the flag on almost any occasion by flying or otherwise displaying it. I think it started with the silliness of such molly-coddling as giving all the children a trophy or ribbon in contests so their sensitive psychies would not be harmed. Let’s face it: there are winners and losers in any game, including the game of life. Overly sensitive people should be encouraged to become stronger, to face adversity, and to become a winner at whatever their talent is. Get prepared for the travails of life.

And now, any time one person is “offended” by almost anything at all, overly sensitive employers fall over themselves to give a trophy — in this case the removal of the symbol of freedom and liberty around the world — thus molly-coddling one more underdeveloped psyche.

And kudos to Mrs. McLucas and her family, and thanks for helping defend the freedom of the hospital to be silly.

Disclosure: political correctness was harmed in the making of this blog entry.


About Gil Jones

CPA/Attorney/Judge by training and trade. Hobby nut at heart with BMW m/c, computers, ham radio, kayak fishing, photography, hiking and, starting in 2010 some semi-serious running and bicycling (road and mountain bikes). Retired after 16 years on a Texas District Court bench and since 2013 have been mediating cases. I am a Credentialed Distinguished mediator (TMCA).
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