Our tax dollars at work once again.  This time it was in the form of cultural sensitivity training being held at the USDA.  Now, mind you, the USDA is supposed to serve farmers and ranchers and promote food safety.  You can see how sensitivity training would help out farmers nationwide.

In the training that took place, a speaker told the crowd,

I want you to say, ‘The pilgrims were illegal aliens.’ Say, ‘The pilgrims never gave their passports to the Indians.'

The idea was to have the group of government employees repeat what they had heard in the hopes that people would be more sensitive to other people.

Since when have we been in a world where people feel the need to be more sensitive?  While I certainly understand that we could all be more sensitive to one another, when was it put down in black and white that we need to make sure no one is offended by things?

When I think about it, I am offended by the statement that the pilgrims were illegal aliens.  If you look back in history, the pilgrims worked with the Indians and got lots of help to establish their homes and farms.

Something tells me that things are really out of alignment at the USDA.  Instead of promoting the idea of American farmers, they are instead trying to be sensitive, to the point that they are being insensitive to Americans as a whole.  Basically, this sensitivity training says, "Let's slam people at large for not being more liberal."

Could the USDA get back to watching food safety?  I think we need safe food a whole lot more than we need USDA employees to feel more sensitive toward others.