In just over two weeks we will be celebrating Halloween. It is fun day full of monsters, pumpkins and, most important, candy. Traditionally it was a time for children of all ages to enjoy a good scare.
One organization is so worried about people being traumatized that counselors will be standing by 24/7 to treat the poor victims. Is this a preschool? An elementary school? No, it’s the University of Florida. They are concerned that a costume which they deem to be racist, sexist or homophobic could cause damage. And by the standards of the day, that could include almost any costume.
As a white, straight male to the right of Bernie Sanders, I imagine some will find anything I say to be offensive. If I sing “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, the line describing the color of the fleece shows me to be a racist. “Baa Baa Black Sheep” is even worse. “This Little Piggy” is probably insensitive to those that are overweight.
Intolerance of anyone because of a group they are in (including groups the Left openly despise) is counter to our values and should be condemned. All this silliness does is to further divide us.