“If you don’t have anything nice to say… don’t say anything.”

This was the “Silence is Golden” rule, a standard in any household in America before everyone lost their minds.

It’s a simple philosophy. If your comment adds nothing but negativity and non-constructive criticism, keep your pie-hole closed.

All of a sudden over the past few years, we’ve fallen into the “everyone is offended by everything” mentality.  We’ve given power to those who bark about everything they find to be offensive. What’s worse… many of these people are just assuming that someone else is offended by it – even if it doesn’t affect them directly.

If you look hard enough at anything, you’ll probably find something to be offended by. But I have some news for everyone. And I’m hoping it gets to the right audience.

Here goes…

It actually IS possible to see something you don’t like and JUST MOVE ON with your life.

Seriously. We did it for years. And our society wasn’t nearly as big of a mess as it is in 2018.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s important to speak up when something is really wrong. When people’s human rights are violated. When something desperately needs to be changed. After all, that’s how our country was founded.

BUT – going through the past to squawk about the need for ‘inclusion training’ in Santa’s workshop is just ridiculous…

Last week, HuffPost declared the beloved Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie to be ‘seriously problematic.’

From Santa’s ‘HR nightmare’ to Rudolph’s ‘toxic male’ father, viewers found a ton of issues that they felt they had to bring up.

“Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick,” read one comment shared by HuffPost. “Santa’s operation is an HR nightmare and in serious need of diversity and inclusion training. #Rudolph,” read another.

At least some people are still sane. “Oh look! Something people like and enjoy; let’s go ruin it!” tweeted Rebeccah Heinrichs.

“The bigoted characters learn they were wrong. It teaches a lesson. It doesn’t endorse the problematic stuff,” tweeted Robby Soave.

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Huffpost retweeted claims that the classic movie was full of bullying and homophobia. (Wikipedia Commons)

Not to mention, freaking out about something and making a big stink only draws more attention to it. Chances are, if you just keep quiet, the whole thing might blow over and avoid the national headlines.

That’s our rant for the week. If you’re sick of the PC Police, share this article!

Written by the Whiskey Patriots staff.