I don’t know if it’s the same in other countries but definitely so here in the U.S. We’ve become terribly divisive and we’re lacking a coherent, reasonable center. We have two types of people anymore, the overly offensive and the overly offended and I really wish that they either go away, grow up, or just STFU.
The overly offensive are pretty obvious. Reps Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert, as just an example, are downright reprehensible people. Everything that comes out of their mouths is pretty much divisive, racist rhetoric. Nobody is doing enough to stop or at least censure them. How is our country going to successfully move forward when we have representatives, public figures, and “celebutants” that seem to want to push us to civil war? Does no one understand that if we dove into civil war, the security of the world would nosedive? If you have a problem with your fellow citizens for being a person of color, for being LGBTQ, then YOU are the problem that desperately needs to be solved.
The other side, the overly offended, are equally loud but a bit more insidious. Here’s a fine example. I’m enjoying these new Marvel television shows. The latest, Hawkeye, is a lot of fun. Some woman, a friend of a friend, complained that the poster/image for the series is too sexually offensive because of Hailey Steinfeld’s stance. Really? I’m female and I was focused on my happiness with the color scheme of their outfits matching the original comic character. This other person chose to find it offensive. Hailey wasn’t bent over at the waist or hugging a damn stripper pole. You know what, we ladies have curves. No photographer or actress should be admonished because you notice we have curves. Admiring our body shape is okay, we’re supposed to like the female body form. It’s how you react to it that makes one potentially offensive. Women shouldn’t have to wear a burqa to hide their body shape to avoid offending the sensibilities of other women as well as men. Women got labelled a witch and put to death in Salem if another woman was jealous and deemed them too attractive.
Then you’ve also got combinations of the two. You have people like J.K. Rowling who is pro-inclusion of people of color but is deeply prejudiced against trans women. What a load of BS! You can’t be pro anything if you’re practicing selective hatred. The term for someone like that is a “terf”, a trans-exclusionary radical feminist. Even men like Dave Chappelle can be deemed a terf due to their prejudice. Hatred of anyone for existing is NEVER okay. The only thing anyone should ever be held accountable for is their conduct, their character.
It’s all just a bunch of noise with factions of people demanding their voices and viewpoints be the only ones heard, their section of society be the only one allowed to exist. Thus, they’re pretty much jerks on either side of the aisle. I miss when people were just cool with each other.