Friday, September 27, 2013

Political Correctness is even worse than I thought it was.

In a recent post I pointed out that political correctness is worse than it sounds, and coincidentally, the Irish Savant has said the same thing, only more firmly and with more passion, such that I think it's worth repeating.  Voilà!

A reminder

Reading on-line comments (you know I have a thing about this!) I frequently notice a dismissive attitude to Political Correctness. Following yet another PC outrage it's dismissed as 'silly', 'stupid', 'nonsensical' or some such.

It is no such thing.

PC is an utterly intolerant system of control that restricts not just actions, but also speech and even thoughts. It has been carefully developed and applied over the last half century by evil and ruthless people.  Its nearest non-western equivalent was in the Soviet Union, and it's by no means stretching the case to say that. At least in the USSR a sorrowful retraction could result in forgiveness and an eventual return to normal life. For the PC enforcers in the West such a retraction serves only to whet their appetite for more blood.

Don't dismiss it as nutty.  It's anything but.

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