cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Admittedly, my youthful days in school are long past, but Columbus Day, when we honored the man who 'discovered' America has apparently changed.
I understand that Christopher Columbus is no longer to be revered for his daring and bravery. He has been determined to have been a bully and a tyrant who actually brought disease to the indigenous inhabitants of the land we now live in and on.
Political correctness has transformed something I remembered fondly with a poem I was taught into something reviled.
My grandsons will probably not know much, if anything, about the Christopher Columbus that I learned of in the middle of the past century.
It saddens me to think that so much of our history and of the history of the world has been and is being changed to match up to the 'controlling thoughts' of today.
I had just grown accustomed to being on my tip toes so that I didn't evoke a warning about how my actions were endangering the world and how the world was warming when I find I have another lesson to be learned.
Old dogs had better be able to learn new lessons since it seems the old ones were all wrong.