Here’s a reminder for everyone going through life looking for ways to scold and chastise those around them: You have the right to not be offended, should you so choose.
Individual responsibility is dying a slow, painful death here in the United States. Day after day, stories are slathered onto headlines that show an ever-increasing number of phrases, images, and symbols being singled out as “too offensive to be uttered” – which it utterly ridiculous. We no longer assume that an individual can decide for themselves what to watch or listen to, or who they wish to cavort with, and so the social justice types create arguments against even the use of such politically incorrect tropes.
By throwing a blanket over this nation’s sensibilities, we are grooming our youngsters to look toward the government for protection – always.
Just how Paul Revere and George Washington how that worked out for them.
The latest in this outlandish campaign against allowing people to feel their own emotions comes to us from the craft beer industry – a place where edgy humor is often considered a prerequisite.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands isn’t too thrilled with the latest offering from a Dallas brewery.
The beer, named after Bikini Atoll, was re-released earlier this year by the Manhattan Project Beer Company after first debuting years ago on a much smaller scale. Its latest incarnation, however, is now drawing the ire of critics on social media, as well as the National Nuclear Commission of the Marshall Islands, which slammed the brewery for its “frivolous use of Bikini’s name” while ignoring the “devastation, injuries and damages associated with U.S. Government activities on Bikini Atoll.”
Of course, those who were upset about the name neglected to do any research at all regarding the goals of the brewery.
Last week, the Manhattan Project Beer Company claimed to have received “significant harassment and death threats,” but insisted the beer’s name was not intended to cause controversy.
“Our beer named Bikini Atoll was not created to mock or trivialize the nuclear testing that took place in the Marshall Islands,” the brewery wrote on its social media accounts. “Through our brand and naming, we are creating awareness of the wider impacts and implications of the United States’s nuclear research programs and the pivotal moment in world history that is often forgotten.”
The brewery, possibly sensing an impending flood of virtue-signaling rhetoric, is simply over it, stating that they will take no further action on the beer’s name, and won’t be responding with any further comments.
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