A recent study suggests that North American children are developing more allergies to certain foods because of protection from exposure during the years when immunities develop. Likewise, political correctness has shielded North Americans from encountering a rich diversity of global perspectives that conventional media deem offensive to their sensitivities.
It's also why the world must witness the logic-free hate-fest of East Coast Kong versus West Coast Godzilla. I mean business bully Trump and artsy bitch Streep. Neither the guy who perfected bankruptcy as a business model nor the gal who led a standing ovation for rapist Polanski should be the moral voice of America, but our new motto seems to be "Let those with the least shame for their sins and the biggest stones cast them." (Streep gave a memorable performance in the film Doubt condemning religious people for overlooking the corruption of teens just as Hollywood absolved fellow artist Polanski.)
I believe many moderns have merely replaced colonialism over the sea waves with intellectual imperialism over the airwaves, internet, and print media. I believe travel writers should take a stand for revealing the world as it is, not as someone thinks it should be or as someone thinks we can handle it. For example, some societies hold taking global injustices seriously means always being serious about them. Other societies jest freely about tragedy, believing laughter is the best medicine.
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