Sunday, May 24, 2015

JurassicGate: Chris Pratt Blasts Political Correctness

Our society claims to promote tolerance. Yet what we mean by "tolerance" nowadays seems to be "throwing a tantrum over anything that could conceivably offend anyone, until people pretend they agree on everything."

Tolerance presupposes disagreement. If I agree with your views, I don't need to tolerate them. Tolerance only comes into play when you believe something, I believe something quite different, and we want to make sure we don't start killing each other over our differences.

Yet any departure from the status quo, no matter how trivial, is now perceived as a cringeworthy offense, and is met with howling intolerance by the mindless stormtroopers of political correctness.

Chris Pratt draws attention to this unfortunate cultural degeneration in a recent Facebook post, where he apologizes for the inevitable offense he will cause in the Jurassic World press tour. Here's his scathing "apology":

3 comments:

  1. "Tolerance presupposes disagreement. If I agree with your views, I don't need to tolerate them. Tolerance only comes into play when you believe something, I believe something quite different, and we want to make sure we don't start killing each other over our differences."

    It would be hard to say that any better.

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  2. Yes, well said. Mind if I use that?

    Chris Pratt is reportedly one of the sweetest guys around. I am a Parks and Rec fan so have enjoyed his work for years. Even got a lil' Sebastian T-shirt!

    His sweet but sadly obsessive apology is, I hope, meant to be tongue in cheek. If not, then it still reveals a caring heart, just somewhat strangled and beleaguered by the political correctness epidemic of our age. It is sort of what Romans 7 would be if Paul had justed ended at "O, wretched man that I am."

    Chris, if you ever read this, this is really sweet but don't let the man get in your head and make you feel like you can't say "this sucks!", because sometimes it does!

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