"These days offending someone with comedy is as easy as telling a joke, any joke."
Have we become too PC, too politically correct?
While I could do a deep dive into the human nature aspects of political correctness, the empathy involved. That's not this post.
No, this post is about the COx Principle. The COx Principle is one of Irreni World Scale's, Big Fancy Pants ideas:
COx Principle of Human Quality.
Contradictory Oxygen principle is an allusion to an expression oft uttered where someone sucks all of the "oxygen" out of the room by talking over everyone else. In this case of COx I am referring to the dead stealing all of the oxygen from the living. Of course the dead do not breathe and ergo the contradictory oxygen principle. This principle states that no generation of living folk can obligate the next generation of folk after passing on...especially to the point to where someone is born into a completely proscribed, planned and obligated situation brought about by the dead. This is tyranny of the dead for the living. We are building out planet Earth materially, legally and culturally and that should not presume any obligation on the living because of what was built in the past.
Every generation starts out supplanting previous generation culture. Kids come up with their own language, listen to new generation pop music, different ways of dressing, etc.
Eventually kids grow up to be adults. Then what? Right now the "then what" is the current millennial generation making a mark of their own in the from of political correctness. This is their foothold in the our American conscience, our American legal system. These new Millennials even have a new name: social justice warriors [SJW]. The question is this: is their movement more about actually having just a movement or is the movement about the objective, political correctness?
Imagine you are born into a world that is cradle-to-grave is established; shelter, food, music, holidays, laws, countries, religions...everything.
On one-hand technology disruption to culture and laws are the domain of the Millennials. On the other hand, country borders on planet Earth are so established since 1960s that the UN identified civil war as the primary cause of death-by-war in the last half of the last century.
Every day more laws are passed and more houses are built. Every day every newborn is boxed in by decisions made by the dead and not the living. Every day we are building out the Earth, a structure new generations are proscribed to live with crade-to-grave. This is tyranny of the human spirit of the highest order.
Political Correctness is one domain the new adults are carving out as their own domain.
Irreni World Scale is about solutions. Let's do this.
New generations are getting boxed in ever more, every day by decisions made by the dead.
As such, political movements of new generations such as with today's political correctness are going to tend to ridiculous, extreme and ludicrous compared to previous generations because it is easier to establish new political ground, even ridiculous, then to replace that already established. Plus, each generation wants to claim that which is their own and replacing existing policy is not as original as new ground.
Move away from "a nation of laws" to a "world of people". Tradition is the enemy in the 21st Century. And so is religion.
Previously I have written a few blog posts on today's legal system being too slow to adapt to the rapid-fire daily cultural changes brought about by burgeoning technology.
The COx Principle of Human Quality is another reason today's legal system is too slow. Each generation needs to own the governance of the every decision required for managing people. Part of the ownership is authorship, originality. Just marching to the orders of previous generations, administering the laws of previous generations is a tyranny of the imagination and human spirit.
Every religion is evil for the same reason: they violate the COx principle of Human Quality. The dead have no hold over the living. In this I am a Jeffersonian Democrat through-and-through.
Our notion of laws need to become infinitely more fluid and mutable. This will solve two problems: meeting the demand of rapid changing technology and meet the quality of life required for every person to realize their life's potential.
Tradition is the enemy in the 21st Century. And so is religion. And so is a legal system that is nigh impossible to amend a constitution also an enemy, where the constitution should be amended as rapidly as required by the technological advances that is governed by it.
Each generation of children should have the same freedom of self-determination as every generation that came before it: this is the COx principle of Human Quality. The dead hold no sway over the living.
Demand Irreni World Scale!
Empathy for all!
Moral relativity: think it, breath it!
Prove it or lose it!
Conversations equal consensus!
Welcome to the 21st century!
Scale your empathy, scale the world!
Find your tribe!
Be sexy people!
The future is coming!
Innovate at a rapid pace!
Slow speed ahead!
Well come! and well met!