I’m always telling my daughters stories
from when I was a kid. By comparison, the world of my youth was rougher and meaner than
the world that kids grow up in today. So, here’s my question: Did this rougher
and meaner world better prepare me to be a well-adjusted, happy adult? I say yes. When I was a kid, you could say we were less
sensitive about a lot of things. I mean, just look at the commercials we watched. We had
The Frito Bandito, the cartoon spokesman for Fritos. He was a three and a half foot tall
Mexican thief! Can you imagine pitching that at an ad agency today? “OK…The Frito Bandito? Alright Phil, you
don’t work here anymore. Yeah, you gotta go clear out your desk right now.” Some were violent. Hawaiian Punch? Every commercial
was the same. A cartoon Hawaiian character walks up to an unsuspecting cartoon tourist
and says, “Hey — how about a nice Hawaiian Punch?!” “Sure!” says the tourist, which
gets him punched directly in the face. We all thought that was hilarious. Kids had to be tougher then, too. An occasional
playground fight was expected. And as for teasing? My mom had a remedy for that. “Sticks
and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” She used to say that all the time, one of
the seemingly endless adages she had at her disposal to deal with any of life’s problems.
But I think long and hard about the practical applications that statement had on my life. “That’s true,” I thought, “if someone
punches you in the chest it hurts no matter what, but with words, it all depends on how
you think about it.” You could actually choose whether or not to be hurt! You can’t
choose whether or not a punch hurts. But you can choose whether or not words hurt. That
was huge. Even though it had been repeated ad nauseam
for generations, “Sticks and Stones” really was a powerful bit of philosophy to a kid.
That’s one of the great things about being a parent — you can spout clichés til the
cows come home and yet, to your child, it’s all new. You come off as one of the great
thinkers in Western Culture. But does anyone really say “Sticks and Stones”
anymore? I doubt there is a grammar school teacher today who is even allowed to utter
that phrase. They’re much more likely to warn against the ever present danger of “hate
speech” or “triggers” or hurting people’s feelings. This is done in the name of teaching
children to respect each other. It begins innocently enough by trying to eradicate teasing,
but it continues into middle and high school, where there’s no greater sin than offending
someone’s personal or cultural sensitivity. We’ve seen what used to be called “Great
Books” banned because of fear of offending. That would not have even occurred to us years
ago! Of course, how could the physical abuse in The Great Gatsby harm us in high school
when we spent our childhood watching Jerry the mouse staple gun Tom the Cat’s tongue
to the wall? How could reading an honest depiction of racial attitudes in The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn harm us when we sang “Ai yi yi yi!” along with the Frito Bandito, or “Fat kids,
skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks; Tough kids! Sissy kids! — they said Sissy kids
— Even kids with Chicken Pox!” We sang that along with the Armour hot dog kids on
our TV sets. People look back and some feel ashamed that
teasing was expected in childhood, and stereotypes were commonplace in our culture, but was growing
up in that environment worse than the hyper-sensitive culture we live in now? I look at the rough and tumble of childhood,
and the process of learning to deal with bullying and being insulted, as a process of inoculation.
After each instance of being offended, and then repeating my mother’s “sticks and
stones” philosophy, it was like a vaccine that built up my immune system. Eventually
you’re resistant. And often you weren’t even aware it was happening! I can’t imagine my college-aged self, living
in fear of “microagressions.” Yet, today there are full-time campus administrators
whose job involves scrubbing the campus curriculum and social life of anything that might offend
anyone. And these are college students — ostensible adults, headed into the job market… I don’t
want to offend anyone with a microaggression if they’re holding a scalpel! I try to laugh it off. I don’t want my outrage
to match theirs. The best thing I can do is tell my stories to my kids, and remind them
that “Sticks and stones may break their bones, but names will never hurt them.”
They think I wrote it. I’m Tom Shillue for Prager University.

Sticks and Stones
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100 thoughts on “Sticks and Stones

  • June 22, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    Bullying and censoring are two different things. If you are bullied constantly, then yes, the words will definitely hurt you. I know this because I was bullied constantly throughout middle school and tried to commit suicide twice. Bullying does not toughen up anyone, it makes people weaker and more likely to feel worthless.

    Censoring free speech because it might offend some people is something else. Both bullying and free speech banning should be punished harshly.

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  • June 24, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    Sticks and stones may break your bones, which can heal after certain time. Words will leave a scar which cannot possibly heal and may remain as it is for lifetime.
    But are you trying to tell us that a punch can hurt no matter what, because its hurt factor is inevitable? But we cannot be offended if we choose not too.

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  • June 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    There was a lady at my church who wanted to talk to me one day as I passed her in the hall. I asked her what it was about and she said, "Your grandmother." I said, "Is it bad or good." She said, "well it isn't good." I told her that I didn't want to hear what she had to say and I walked away completely unaffected by her attitude and words. Guess where I learned to not listen to people who want to hurt you, yep, the playground. Guess where I learned to forgive and move on, yep, my childhood. I grew up taking a lot of crap from people and one day I realized I had the control. That was a pivotal day in my life.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    The missed point here is that when people created politically incorrect entertainments prior to the 1990s, they were not TRYING to offend; they were just being funny. Whoever created the Frito Bandito wasn't thinking, "With this character, I'll humiliate those thug Mexicans and cut them down to size like they deserve." And whoever came up with that ad campaign for Hawaiian Punch didn't intend to make kids go around punching other kids in face for real just because he delighted in youthful tears. The difference is that today many of the people who set the pace for our popular culture ARE spiteful and mean-spirited. And they're able to get away with their bullying because they can always whip out the excuse of "Lighten up, it's only a joke." But it isn't. I can smell the anger and hatred behind so much of the "harmless" teasing in our culture today.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    Can someone send me a listo of the forbidden books??

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  • June 27, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    I am latino and I love watching the Frito Bandito commercials.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 2:13 am
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    I was created to strike down intruders, I honestly do not know how to form an opinion on such topics, I have been more preoccupied with marksmanship training than I have collecting data on social norms and… "Raw emotion", forgive me if this sounds impudent or worse impotent.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 5:40 am
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    Theres a difference between teasing and hate speech

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    America needs to see this video, especially those on the left…

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:44 pm
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    Sticks and stones may break my bones…but hollowpoints expand on impact.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 10:47 pm
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    “CHRIS IS A DOODIEHEAD!!!!!”

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  • July 1, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    Emotional states are involuntary (like sensory perception or even belief), no one has any direct control over them. I semi – agree with you to the extent that your perception and world view, your confidence in your own values (which is necessarily harder to have if you ascribe to relativism or nihilism and have no impersonal objective standard to rely on to make sense of reality with – I mean what you believe is an objective standard) and your ability to understand and make sense of complicated social problems and ethical issues (as well as not analyzing things subjectively, having a clear idea of what would warrant a negative response and being able to explicitly pinpoint what you believe the intellectual and moral failings of other people are or to accept the invalidity of your own intuitions if you don't truly believe they can be justified by an objective standard ) play a role in how emotionally sensitive you are to criticism or social conflict (among other things – both psychological and physiological like a biological disposition toward 'neuroticism', as much as I hate the idea of biological determinism when it comes to emotional well-being or someone's capacity for affective empathy and pro-social behaviour, hormonal imbalances – which doesn't validate the idea of 'mental illness', nutrition and lifestyle etc. ) but there's nothing most people can do to prevent pain caused by physical injury or poor health (besides preventing or treating the poor health itself), even if some people are better at employing helpful coping mechanisms that distract them from it.

    The idea of childhood adversity preparing you for adversity as an adult has never made sense to me. If just feeling stress or being exposed to stress causing circumstances prepares your for stress then the stress you will feel as an adult will do that already (I can see this making sense in some cases when you have to endure some completely unfamiliar adversity that you wouldn't otherwise anticipate in very specific situations but not in the generalized or universal way some people claim this). I think the idea of hardship making someone mentally stronger is almost like exercise making someone physically stronger ; a moderate amount will do that but too much will damage your muscle except with psychological stressors even a moderate amount will only make someone mentally stronger if they have the means to cope with or deal with the problem. Furthermore, I don't see the value in just being strong – the reason why I would want my children to be strong is so they won't feel pain as easily or so they would be willing to endure some stress for the benefit of other people or to forgive and sympathize with low empathy personality types.

    The problem is never that people are hyper-sensitive (in terms of their grievance being invalid – not in itself) – virtually everyone who claims this draws some arbitrary and subjective line somewhere (at least in terms of what is considered legitimately malicious and 'disrespectful', even if they think you should be able to handle that as well), the problem is that they misunderstand what is disrespectful and what warrants offense. Something is objectively disrespectful if someone is deliberately expressing a negative opinion of someone. I don't think I can demonstrate this 'logically' (maybe I should say 'abstractly') but I think people are inherently humiliated by being mocked because the nature of humor is belittling and at odds with respecting or valuing (inherently humiliating in the sense that there would be a non-arbitrary reason why someone would be humiliated as a result of being mocked, not in the sense that everyone is humiliated by being mocked although I assume people generally play up their tendency to laugh at themselves for faux humility or self-confidence points even if they're not emotionally bothered by some joke about them. What I do think can be 'logically demonstrated', as well as ultimately realized through direct experience, is that value based criticism directly and indirectly causes humiliation and shame for universal non-arbitrary reasons and this is ultimately related to the fact that we would naturally have a negative emotional response to things we have a negative attitude toward, meaning things we would rather not exist, and the frustration of desire is inherently painful. The inherent stressfulness of ambiguity and complexity is also rooted in the stressfulness of desire frustration since they delay information processing which delays decision making which delays desire satisfaction) and, again, where you draw the line when it comes to acceptable stereotypical ethnic humor is completely arbitrary and personal. Something can be humiliating or shaming because it's subjectively unflattering or even because it's viewed as a mismatch with someone's self-image (like a trans woman who doesn't think maleness is unattractive but just doesn't feel that it represents her) but people consider different things unflattering or at odds with their self-image. If I were a libertarian I would have a reason be offended by the violation of property rights, if I were a deep ecologist I would have a reason to be offended by someone's disregard for ecological harmony or the environment (as an end in itself – personally I only care about how environmental issues affect humans and other sentient animals. People who have different values have different goals and those goals are potentially at odds so it makes sense people would have a problem with people who don't share at least some of their values), I think people are generally (selectively) bothered by double standards and hypocrisy specifically because the former implies one is relatively less worthy of consideration or more blameworthy for the same mistakes made by others who aren't critiqued for them and the latter implies being potentially criticized or wronged by people who don't criticize themselves for their own perceived moral failings (both can ultimately be traced back to my criticism point. I haven't explained this well in terms of how that applies here). To my original point, you don't have to be emotionally offended by something in order to critique it.

    Contrary to popular belief, harm ('hurt') is a value judgment and not a neutral medical statement. I don't make a fundamental distinction between physical pain and psychological pain. The implication of happiness being intrinsically good (which is to say that goodness and happiness are inseperable which is to say that everyone's and only happiness is intrinsically good) is happiness being intrinsically beneficial (I wouldn't argue for the latter without arguing for the former, which is empirically demonstrable and if you're an epistemological solipsist like I am than you don't think knowledge about anything can be acquired from anything other than direct experience). People have such complicated, subjective and often pack-animal (rooted in relationship dynamics or social hierarchy or cultural consensus etc. ) criteria for what warrants offense but the only thing that warrants it is not considering (valuing) the felt emotional well-being of other people (I don't think most people are introspective enough to really take this seriously, even when it comes to people they like or are surface level 'friendly' toward), 'offense' (anger is a response to threatening stimuli, if that's what 'offense' implies) is something more specific than just being bothered by something, though.

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  • July 2, 2019 at 7:20 am
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    Poor Phil…

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  • July 2, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    I must admit kids today are literal sussies, they stay in side their entire day playing video games while hissing at their parents when they tell them to get off.
    They talk a lot on social media, and most the time calling someone an idiot, or some sort of thing like that. They're not positive at all. And worst of all, technology will advance and advance until we won't do any of the work anymore. Even though having a strong work ethic will lead you into life.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 7:19 am
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    Those are words of wisdom indeed! I feel sorry for people nowadays that are so easily offended. It hurts them so much more than they realize. People talk about empowerment. it is truly empowering and liberating to as they say be like "teflon". Where words that were meant to hurt you just slide right off, falling harmlessly to the ground.

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  • July 9, 2019 at 6:50 am
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    IN the ( first world don't worry) country that I live in 5th grades are measuring DI*Ks and punching everyone when the person manages to get the best of them or violate their overly massive incomprehensible egos and such, also I'm not a fifth grader And my country's official language is not English.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:39 am
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    2:52 Okay this is just plain wrong. I graduated about a year ago, I had to read Great Gatsby and 1984 in my English high school classes. I don’t know where that idea that these books were banned from schools came from, but ok.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 4:09 am
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    ‘pizza face’!?
    🤣

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  • July 17, 2019 at 8:53 am
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    This generation is a weakling generation

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  • July 17, 2019 at 11:41 am
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    The "hawaiian punch" made me chuckle

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  • July 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    The ones that put a dislike on this video were hurt by this video.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 9:39 pm
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    " Twinkle, twinkle, little star. What you say is what you are. I'm rubber, your glue. Whatever you say, bounces off of me and sticks to you!!!!!"

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  • July 22, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    LMAO… I'm so offended.. Frito bandido

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  • July 23, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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    Actually I can choose if a punch hurts or not through the simple art of Hen tai

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  • July 24, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    So by your logic, cyber bullying is no big deal.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 7:48 pm
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    While I agree it is not cool to be hypersensitive, I can say some words have left deep deep wounds that I still struggle at times with.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 12:41 pm
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    I'm Australian and I say sticks and stones to my kids and I was told it when I was a kid.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:23 am
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    It’s not actually true though because words cause wars, convict truths and shame. The saying, “sticks and stones…” was a way of ignoring hurtful words and wasn’t relevant in any other issue except bullying. Words do hurt feelings. When Trump speaks a word, the left burst into tears. When the wicked mock, God sees and is a just right n judgment.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 3:29 am
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    I can see this person has always been well-liked. He is attractive and probably bullied someone in his youth based on his smut smirk faced attitude. I was bullied almost to the point of suicide. The problem is in mass media bullying is portrayed really poorly. It is shown as some person who has a nice upper-class family who gets picked on by some stereotypical bully and then at the end the "bullied victim" comes together with all their friends and helps stop the bullies rain of terror. Now if this were true sticks and stones would be true. This is a fantasy. When you are completely alone with nowhere to run and nowhere to hide because your parents are abusive and everyone at school hates you because of your face well then you become suicidal.
    The problem with the right is they are too optimistic. They believe all the world's problems can be solved by saying "Stop crying over spilt milk"
    The problem with the left is they destroyed any arguments about bullying we can have. If you want to talk about harmful psychology of Disney Princess you can forget about it because some crazy blue-haired "feminist" says they are bad because they are straight. If you want to join female or male-only groups like sororities or fraternities or the boy or girl scouts you can't because "WE HAVE TO BE INCLUSIVE." smh

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  • July 30, 2019 at 5:40 am
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    I’m class of 2020 and we read all of those books. Of mice and men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Sawyer, etc.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    I remember being taught in first grade that calling somebody a name could be worse than any form of violence. It's just crazy and illogical! I am not gonna buy that calling somebody an idiot is worse than hitting them in the face with a crowbar!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but there will always be something that offends an SJW."

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  • July 31, 2019 at 12:57 am
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    "They think I wrote it"
    ROTFL HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA MAAAN I LOVED THIS

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  • July 31, 2019 at 8:18 am
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    If you showed a show like frito bandito in today's time you would be lynched

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  • August 2, 2019 at 3:44 am
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    Learn to respect others but also learn to endure hurtful words.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    I'm pretty sure it was, "fat kids, skinny kids".

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  • August 2, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    Wow! Good points! When I was in elementary school, my teacher read us a book about how sticks and stones break our bones, and words do hurt! This explains why the culture has gone the way it has.

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  • August 4, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    1200 people disliked this video?!! What a bunch of cry babies! 🙂

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  • August 4, 2019 at 12:14 am
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    Im going to show this video to everyone I hire for my business.

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  • August 4, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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    Political correctness is a Hugh cottage industry. Companies, government entities , schools, etc hire diversity “experts” to write up policies for them. It’s the only way all those useless degrees would get work.

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  • August 4, 2019 at 11:03 pm
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    20 years ago John Rocker told the truth about the people who ride the number 7 train in Queens and what kind of deplorables there are in New York city. It's a shame people were stupid and took offense. Yet on Family Guy cartoons people get stereotypical and it's no big deal. Political Correctness is a Communist plot no matter whose side you take.

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  • August 6, 2019 at 7:08 am
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    Funny thing you called the «Sticks and stones…» a vaccine, with all these anti-vaccers out there!

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  • August 6, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    Words can, in fact, be very hurtful.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    "How much can you know about yourself if you haven't been in a fight?" -Tyler Durden

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  • August 7, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    The weakest generations of our species, ever.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 6:11 pm
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    For someone to insult me… first I would have to respect their opinion.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    Ah, the old days. My how times have changed. Can't imagine how things will be 20 years from now.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Best mode in bo2

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  • August 11, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    The Frito Bandito Corn Chips song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbYj7ZyqjYY
    Sounds like Bugs Bunny

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  • August 11, 2019 at 12:48 pm
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    VINTAGE 1967 ARMOUR HOT DOGS COMMERCIAL – KIDS MARCHING & SINGING
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fQwJdXFQlU

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  • August 11, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    Great!

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  • August 11, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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    It’s funny how people get offended by mere words. Yo mama 😂😎

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  • August 12, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    Great video. Link to transcript is broken.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    Back then, u would beat up people to make bullies shut up. Now u get suspended for doing that

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  • August 13, 2019 at 2:37 am
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    point of person preferance ! the flag in the class room in this video triggers me.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    Are those books really banned? We are skewed.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 10:56 am
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    'Hate speech' is a wedge to attain speech control.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    I think bulling is fine when people  do stupid things. It helps to bring people back to balance. Case in point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy8SIWTyJNs

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  • August 15, 2019 at 7:06 pm
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    I'm 61. I may have been picked on as a kid but if a kid is picked on today it's called bullying. Grow up!!!

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  • August 15, 2019 at 7:06 pm
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    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but as time went by I picked up the sticks and stones and built a wall. Now they can never come close.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    That needs to be said way more on the left

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  • August 15, 2019 at 10:04 pm
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    Chuck Norris can choose whether or not a punch hurts.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    Political correctness is toxic and it is spoiling a generation of Americans.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    Speaking for people named Chris everywhere I'm offended by the "Chris is a doodiehead" balloon.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    Over 1k dislikes. Bunch o' pussies.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 8:37 am
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    “Words will never hurt me.” Not physically, but emotionally and psychologically, possibly for the rest of that person’s life. I still remember mean things that kids said to me in middle school, high school, and even college. Words do hurt. They do damage.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 12:37 pm
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    I agree people can’t take criticism anymore

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  • August 21, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    If they are so busy cleaning up any offensive speech why does it seem it's only one sided🤔

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  • August 21, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    That's what my Mom said. If there was a bully and I tattled my folks would say hit him back, now go play and we did. Usually it resolved

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  • August 22, 2019 at 11:05 am
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    The easy, comfy, journey is part of the reason kids today are shapeless. No challenges, no structure, no difficulty. We try to avoid everything for them…we raise clueless individuals.
    We are not unidimentional (emotional). We need to balance intelligence, physical and emotions and all kinds not just good feelings.
    Life is not a constantly happy state. We need to "roll oth the punches"… wait, is that toxic?? Hahahaha

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    If Bill Gates never got teased do you think there'd ever be a Mircosoft?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    Awesome !!!!! Thank you

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  • August 22, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    Too bad "Fredo Cuomo" never saw this video, he may have done a little grown-up, even though he's already over 40.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 10:05 am
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    At least now I know why the type of cartoons (Bugs Bunny, The Flinstones, and Tom and Jerry) I used to grow up watching on daily afternoons are no longer found and seen on television anymore except during after hours when today's kids are asleep.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Video is literally about being tough to withstand words that might offend you… and 1.2k dislikes from people who were likely offended because they were told that words cannot hurt them.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    I am currently 17 and my elementary school teacher had an assembly of the students and told us all "Stick and stones can break your bones but words can break your heart." She then handed out a piece of paper containing those words and instructed us to crumple it up. Afterwards, she told us to uncrumple the paper to represent that it was an objective truth that could not be destroyed. I also was teased and bullied on the bus ride home by a few kids almost every day, and I didn't uncrumple that paper because I knew from experience that is was not true. No matter how they insulted me, it never really got to me because I chose not to let it get to me.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    Go Tom

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    Ay aya aya aye Boom, JoJo

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  • August 26, 2019 at 1:45 pm
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    Agreed!

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  • August 26, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    WRONG! Words ARE power otherwise political leaders wouldn't be a thing! This agenda with calling anybody you disagree with a Nazi and that rouses the masses into forming a gang like Antifa and the like even books like Communist Manifesto brings trouble and forms groups.
    It also says in the Bible that words are power.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 2:59 am
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    Hypersensitive and entitled generation need to remove their diapers and drink up toughen the F Up Juice brands. 🤷🏽‍♂️

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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:24 am
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    Sticks and stones may break my bones but there will always be something to offend a feminist.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 8:41 am
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    This video is awesome!

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  • August 28, 2019 at 6:20 am
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    Kids bully for the sole purpose of attention. I think a slogan that has the same premise but in my opinion is MUCH more powerful is, "ignorance is bliss".

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  • August 30, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    So true

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  • August 31, 2019 at 3:11 pm
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    It is a shame isn't it that these videos are not in the mainstream schools getting our children to think about the world around them m.and how lucky they are today day going up schools are there prepares the world outside and to make how are you through the rigors of life if they're not there for indoctrination with the ideology of the left socialism and communism seems to be the things they seem to make look attractive without telling them about the millions of people that were murdered by these regimes

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  • September 2, 2019 at 6:50 am
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    That the problems yhose hyper sensetive left wing sissies disapprove vaccines… they don't have anything to help them so they try to eliminate the source

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  • September 2, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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    Your comparison to inoculation is apt, and kind of scary, since it is part of the government's job to oversee inoculation. No stray bugs that don't come in controlled doses from Big brother( or should I call it Big sister?), thank you.
    Maybe us white males have it better now than we think. We are the only ethnicity that still encounters the real aggressions ( not microaggressions) "rough and tumble".

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  • September 2, 2019 at 5:12 pm
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    Went l was growing up Some Time my Ma called me name. I never believe her and push forward 😄!

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  • September 4, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    Great video!

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  • September 4, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    God bless you.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 2:00 am
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    Fully fledged adults will cry if they don’t get there way and that makes me so sad 😭

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  • September 7, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    I was born in 1988 and yeah the commercials and tv shows and generally the overall mood of people was alot better. I used to be able to go ride my bike and curfew was when the street lights came on! Parents weren't as protective or coddling back then. I dunno what ruined all that. I blame the change on 9/11 and that lady who got payed a million bucks after suing Mcdonalds over hot coffee. My how the times have changed.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    Wow Dave Chappelle looks different.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 12:06 am
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    If you were like me you were just the average kid not the 'COOL' kid . Guess what the average kid came out better than the 'COOL' kid. We have a better outlook now and may not have riches but are doing ok. When I have run into the jock or that guy you wished you were they have FAR less on so many levels, some are in poverty. When I see the people I was and am still friends with from the 70's , the ones who were in the same social group, we are all better off. Be yourself and don't let anyone but you determine what that is!!!!!!

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:11 pm
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    I remember the Dick Tracy cartoons with the characters Joe Jitsu (Japanese) Heap O'Calories (Irish) and Go-Go Gomez (Mexican). Funny stuff!

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  • September 11, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Wait, this is not Chappelle

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  • September 12, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    Man, I recently watched the first episode of the TMNT cartoon from the 80s-90s. April called some thugs a bunch of sissies to rile them up. This was a kids cartoon mind you. People would have a fit if that was shown to kids today. Our society has definitely gotten weaker mentally over the years. Sticks and stones.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    My father taught me much differently. “Always stand your ground.” “If anybody f#%ks with you (verbally) you will fight (physically). Even if you know you’ll get your ass kicked you will be respected.” He was right. And I remain proud of getting my ass kicked. Even the school vice-principal who punished me (called my Pops who responded with something like GFY and “don’t make me come down there”) knew I was right.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 6:11 pm
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    The world has become sad already and this is just the beginning of left-apocalypse if they are not stopped.

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