My last blog post was on the subject of political correctness. And I just read an article which I think exemplifies how politically correct our society has become.
The article was from the New York Times. It was called “‘Racist’ Drinking Game Causes Uproar an High School in New Jersey.” The game was a version of beer pong called Jews vs Nazis or Alcoholocaust.
As you can see, one team has their cups arranged into the shape of a swastika while the other team has theirs in the shape of the Star of David.
One of the kids at the party took a Snapchat of the beer pong table. A classmate of theirs saw the photo on Snapchat, took a screenshot of it, and posted it to her blog.
That blog post went viral. Numerous news sources ran stories about it. It was even made the news in Israel.
The school released a statement about how they intend to speak with all of the students involved and the parents of those students. And the police have started an investigation.
So, were the students involved actually being antisemitic? Or as the New York Times surprisingly called it, racist?
The student who blogged about it certainly thought so, “They must be trapped in the delusional mindset that making a drinking game based off of the Holocaust is cool. Or funny. Or anything besides insane. Because that’s what this is: insanity. I’m not even Jewish and I’m still offended.”
Well, I am Jewish. And I was offended as well. But not by the Alcoholocaust drinking game, which you have to admit is a pretty clever name for it.
I was offended by the way this self-appointed social justice warrior singlehandedly turned her friends stupid drinking game into an international incident.
As the New York Times pointed out, “The high school boys who crowded into a Princeton basement for the game included Jewish students.”
So this shiksa, which a yiddish term for a non-Jewish woman, who wasn’t even invited to the party was offended by what was taking place there. But the Jewish students who were actually there, were not offended.
I think that is insane.
Now I’m not saying that what these kid did was appropriate. But I do think that their biggest offense is the fact that they were drinking while underage.
How antisemitic could they actually be? They invited their Jewish friends to the party and they obviously don’t know what a swastika really looks like since they made theirs backwards.
They aren’t exactly young skinhead Neo-Nazis or members of the Aryan Brotherhood for God’s sake. Let’s just keep things in the proper perspective people.
But that’s just my opinion. What’s yours?