Watch your mouth!! – This is a Democracy!

Oh gosh I really do hate talk shows, reality shows and what in God’s name more they are called. When did this world turned this stupid? Does a good living standard really have to mean that the society has to undergo some sort of dullness of the common intellect?

This is quite fun though. Some blond chick called Emily Parr (never ever heard of in my entire life) is being evicted from the Big Brother house in the British version of the dumbest TV-show ever. That’s really fun. It’s always fun when these things happen. What is not fun though however is why she is being evicted. Parr was removed from the Big Brother house in the early hours of this morning (7th June) after using a “racially offensive word” to a fellow housemate. Oooh noo…are you kiddin’ me, did she really? Did she really say the N-word?

I hate racists too but the point of having a democracy is to state and protect the freedom of speech as something fundamental for our society. Without it we can just let go of our guard and let another Stalin or Hitler take over again. I remember this dumb German girl I was visiting Greenland with. She and some other American hippies wanted to infringe democracy to that extent so only the “respectable” and “nice” opinions were to be heard. Well, ain’t that a good society? Think what you like as long as you think the way I’m thinking? Bullshit! Hippocrates!

Emily Parr certainly is a true idiot and people like that should always be treated directly with a harsh response. But we can’t have a world where certain words cannot be said or some opinions cannot be heard just because we are afraid of them.

Emily immediately made clear that she had not intended to offend and that the comment had been meant as a joke. In discussing what she had said, Charley and Nicky (the “nigger”) agreed that they were not personally offended; “although both did express shock at the language she had used”. *haha* I wonder what would have happen if two black people were broadcasted saying “nigger” to each other (oops sorry, my bad, always happening already in every 2Pac and 50 Cent- music video ever made)? =) Or if the black girl would have said something like “you white bitch” or the Swedish classic “svennehora”. All racism is wrong but apparently some racism is more wrong than others (source: 1988).

We are all children of a Post-War Europe. *sigh* Why are there so few people out there really thinking?


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This blog belongs to Carl-Mikael A. Teglund - tegis. Swedish emigrant with a heart for languages, philosophy, history, and politics (classical liberalism in the European tradition). Go ahead and look, read, or listen. I'm sure you will find it interesting.
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