Sunday, November 02, 2008

Americans Need To Lighten Up

I usually try not to blog about controversial subjects. I like to keep things light and amusing here, because honestly, I can't take the drama. I don't need it and I don't want it. I've got enough of my own, thank you very much.

But sometimes I'll read something in the news that really pisses me off and I've got to get it off my size 40DD chest.

I think we, meaning Americans, need to stop being so freaking uptight. Some people need to pull the rod out of their ass and realize that this country is made up of all types of people. We all come from different backgrounds, different races, and different religions. We live in a FREE country that gives us the right to express ourselves in any way that we choose. That's why we live here, right?

I'm really tired of being told that I can't do this or I shouldn't do that because it might offend someone. I don't tell others how to live their life. I don't shove my views down anyone else's throat. I know that, even though I might not always agree or understand some one's ways, in the grand scheme of things, it's really none of my business. Just as it's no one else's business how I live my life.

Wake up people! It's called acceptance and tolerance!

Thirteen year old, Alex Woinski, from Paramus, NJ, was sent home from school by his principal because his Halloween costume was, "offensive to some students". The son of a Catholic mom and a Jewish father was told that, "it was disrupting the education process".

He dressed as Jesus Christ.

Are you kidding me? Sure kids, come dressed like the devil, or better yet a serial killer with blood dripping from your chainsaw, but don't you DARE dress like a Christian Saviour!

Yes, that would just be too objectionable.

For shame Principal Joan Broe, for shame.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aren't you ranting just as much as the people you are ranting about? Lighten up.

George said...

I like your attitude and love your writing style, Ms. S.

I've already added you to my reader.

I don't think you're ranting so much as saying to folks in our society, "Does anyone see the crazy missed message in dressing as the Chrisitan version of Satan being allowed, but the Christian version of Jesus Christ not being allowed?"

Good post!

Cheers,
George

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Thank you George, that's EXACTLY what I'm saying.

Anonymous, you missed the point of "my rant". People need to lighten up about others expressing themselves, whether it be during Halloween or every day life. His costume was in no way harming anyone yet he was sent home. My question is why?

Annie said...

AMEN! (if that's not too inappropriate a respones ;)

Sarah said...

I bet if he had dressed as a hippie promoting peace and love he would have been allowed. And that's such a stretch from Jesus!

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meleah rebeccah said...

That is ridiculous. I mean insane. What is wrong with that school? Goodness, had it really gotten that out of hand?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I definitely think people look for any little thing to bitch about. Sometimes I think schools are getting worse than the federal government.

mamatulip said...

I agree - I think it's gotten a little out of hand, folks crying OFFENSIVE at every turn. Sure, there are things that are genuinely offensive, but sometimes I wonder if people get all up in arms just because they have nothing better to do.

Sabrae said...

I completley understand where you are coming from in this rant! That is just plain wrong on the schools part! So kids can dress in the worst outfits ever (i.e. serial kilers, satan) but he can't wear a Jesus costume? O my!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

You had me at "Some people need to pull the rod out of their ass."

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Preach it sistah!

People do need to lighten up and it's often pretty ridiculous what is deemed offensive and what is deemed acceptable.

Charming Lamb said...

What a load of shit.

Let's dress like ghosts, murderers and other horrendous things...but heaven forbid we should dress as something remotely uplifting or slightly controversial.

ThompsonClan6 said...

I wonder if they'd send an Atheist home? Just, you know, tossing it out there. My kids went as non-committal pirates and wraiths, or something like that.

Tricia said...

I hadn't read about this. It's absolutely ridiculous!

Slick said...

Geeeezus, now that's crazy...

So, it's ok as long as they have horns, just not a staff?

Probably would have gotten expelled if he carried a Bible around with him....

beth said...

Hope you size 40DD chest feels better now!

EE said...

I'm with you, girl!