Jovially Correct

Do you hate being Politically Correct? Do you despise the PC police? Do you want shove their multisyllabic corrections into a grave and then dance on it?

Well I have a solution! Fight politics with jolly! Be jovial instead of partisan.  Be Jovially Correct ((echo)ect ect ect)!

What does this mean? It means taking things in stride instead of being offended by nonexistent hidden agendas. It means searching out the mirth in the earth instead of believing that behind every pronounced utterance is a conspiracy of the powerful to degrade the elitist. It means finding the hidden irony left behind by God’s magnetic personality instead of dumping on a conversation just because you were left out.

G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton (Photo credit: giveawayboy)  I bet you he was jovial.

What does this mean in practice? Lets say you were at a party and you used the (gasp) third person pronoun ‘he’ to refer to a person with unknown gender. The Politically Correct (TM) will immediately rush at this  instance claiming you are chauvinist (true story) and maybe even try to be helpful by that irritating interruptional phrase ‘or she’. But my dear Jovially Correct, don’t let that get you down. With the power of the JC (patent pending) behind you you can quip ‘or dinosaur’ without missing a beat. Or we find the JC personage having to fill out a form with (the horror!) an ‘ethnicity’ section (when all they want is your race). The power of the JC will check Native-American (born in Michigan after all), African-American (all humans descended from Africa, right?), and Hispanic-American (Hispanic means from Spain).

How do you get such awesome power? Realize the lies of the PC as lies. Accept the power of the jolly, and enjoy life no matter what comes at you. Even if what comes at you is ObamaCare.

Joshua Fahey is a Chestertonian Software Engineer who gets really annoyed when unnecessarily corrected.