(Tea Party 247) – We live in an era of pure insanity pushed by the radical agenda birthed from progressive thought that has turned normal people into complete pansies who cannot handle any sort of criticism and are so easily offended that words are being banned from usage on television.
One example of this comes to us from our friends across the pond in the United Kingdom. Apparently the word “uppity,” was officially banned by a network after someone used the term to describe Meghan Markle.
This, folks, is the absolute definition of “snowflake,” unfolding right before your eyes. What’s even more absurd about this whole thing is the fact that many progressives here in America want to remake our culture in the image of European countries who are adopting policies like this one.
Here’s more from Summit News:
The farce began after ITV host Eamonn Holmes criticized the Duchess of Sussex’s attitude when she refused to pose for photographs with fans during her visit to the Wimbledon tennis tournament in July.
“If you have an uppity attitude, you’re only through the door two minutes and suddenly you’re sitting at Wimbledon and your royal protection are saying, ‘No photographs, no photographs!’” Holmes said on his show This Morning.
This prompted one viewer to complain to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom that the term was racist because it was once used by southerners in the 19th century to describe black people in America during the slavery era who didn’t know their place.
However, according to the Collins Dictionary, the term only came into popular use after 1929 and simply means, “inclined to be haughty, arrogant, snobbish.”
According to ITV, Holmes was not reprimanded for the remark but the use of the word was subsequently banned, with a spokesperson for the station commenting, “This was a point of learning for the wider team, not a rebuke.”
Respondents on Twitter slammed the broadcaster for reacting to just a single complaint, with one commenting, “Utterly ridiculous – just shows what the petty-minded little people who run ITV are like – full of PC claptrap.”
Others pointed out that the term has been used in a variety of contexts, including a famous children’s Mr. Men book by Roger Hargreaves called Mr. Uppity.
Free speech isn’t something that actually exists in the United Kingdom, and the banning of a word like this is just the icing on the cake that proves such a concept is not something that is treasured by these folks.
Without freedom to speak your mind, to criticize anyone you please, for any reason, whether it has a legitimate basis or not, the free flow of ideas, the exchange of fact and philosophical debate cannot occur. This means truth is not allowed to rise to the surface and help the human race make true progress.
The left wants to destroy and eradicate free speech, only allowing folks to share ideas that fit within their narrow scope of defined reality. They want only those who believe what they believe to have the ability to share their thoughts, to create an echo chamber where their beliefs are never challenged by those daring to think outside of the box.
This leads to cultural stagnation. Will the left ever truly grasp this proven fact? Probably not. Not as long as their are those greedy for power who use the left as a platform to grab what they so desperately crave and use it to oppress others.