oh come on, you can blame Microsoft for some things, but this is going to far ;-)
At last, a breath of fesh air and humour!
Seriously, though, itīs only through humour and things like that that any progress will be made. You can never legislate what people must like and what people are allowed to say or think. It has been tried, with you know what results.
The UK example, where there is now "positive" discrimination which actively prevents white males from competing/applying for jobs, in some areas, with only females (any colour) and ethinic minorities permitted to apply. What in the name of lost sanity is that about? Is that meant to encourage appreciation for minorities or even poor old women, for that matter? I believe resentment is what that creates - not a happy workflow!
I agree wholeheartedly that raciscm is ugly; I agree that it is wrong to call people of different races by insulting names (when you can define that properly) and that people with physical deficiencies should not be tormented because of them. However, the way to achieving that, which is nothing more than respect for others, is through education of the young in a family environment. It has nothing to do with schools, the state or anything beyond family. It is the early education of children that matters most; it is the instilling in them by parents that other people should be treated as you would have them treat you. It isnīt rocket science, it isnīt religion - certainly not religion - it is not political correctness, a further burden of confusion thrust upon the western world; what it is is a return to basic values which have been mocked by generations of politicos who happen to be enjoying the financial fruit of the education that their parents encouraged them to have. But they no longer choose to see that, seeing political capital in fostering the "somebody elseīs fault" ethic which has come home to roost.
I was stunned to see Harry Potterīmum writing million pound cheques to Labour because she had a hard time as a single mum; that she thinks it terrible that a wedded couple should have any benefit from being a stable unit (insofar as anything can be these days). I would have thought that, short of rape, being a single mum or even a divorced one smacks more of making a series of very flawed decisions for yourself. Why should others have to carry the can for that?
So yes, letīs have some light humour on these pages, and lots less fake goodness.