So one of my favorite guildies left our group last night because he was offended by another guildie’s political views. I am saddened to see him go.
Yet I believe we ought to be able to bring up any topic in party chat, especially in an all-guild party, without spending a lot of energy to be politically correct. As long as the conversation is civil and respectful.
I will miss my friend, I will, but the conversation was not personal or disrespectful. How will we as a society hold meaningful debates if the very existance of a topic causes rancor and hurt feelings?
I blame Rush Limbaugh and Michael Moore. They’ve taken topics that deserve serious thought and turned them into schtick by pushing extreme and rigid viewpoints as their particular form of entertainment. They get rich, we lose the ability to communicate regarding anything controversial.
Worse, they’ve somehow gmanaged to convince us all to believe that rudeness, mockery, and extreme intolerance are the correct ways to express our beliefs.
Wait, that is really blaming us collectively, isn’t it?