Can’t You Take A Joke?

Isn’t it interesting to listen to people defend their right to tell racist jokes? If someone gets offended, they obviously can’t take a joke. Right?

The person telling the joke might not get it, but if it offends just one person, well it’s already crossed the line.

Sure… In a perfect society, everybody would have high self esteem and not have to deal with any social issues regarding vilification or discrimination. And they might have more of a capacity to laugh at a joke that’s made at their expense. But we don’t. And the sad fact is that if it wasn’t for the types of people telling these jokes constantly excusing vilification on the grounds of race, gender and sexuality, we might have a more tolerant society where people who oppose the dominant culture actually feel comfortable in joining it.

On a side note, it would be interesting to ask a guy who only shows his eyes what he thinks of the burqa…

8 thoughts on “Can’t You Take A Joke?

  1. Thankfully we don’t hear so many of these “jokes” now.

    Don’t seem to hear as many “dumb Irish” jokes these days either. They are just as bad as any anti-aboriginal joke.

  2. I’d like to watch their brains dissolve under the pressure from a well swung plank of wood. A dead Nazi is a good Nazi.

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