Skip to comments.Yes, Political Correctness Really Exists
Posted on 01/31/2015 9:11:25 PM PST by QT3.14
Jonathan Chait burned up the Internet this week with his critique of so-called political correctness. Among many responses, Amanda Taubs stands out for its denial of Chaits basic premise. According to Taub:
theres no such thing as political correctness. The terms in wide use, certainly, but has no actual fixed or specific meaning. What defines it is not what it describes but how its used: as a way to dismiss a concern or demand as a frivolous grievance rather than a real issue.
This is a curious response. Sure, people use the term in different ways. But Chait provides a perfectly serviceable definition: political correctness is a style of politics in which the more radical members of the left attempt to regulate political discourse by defining opposing views as bigoted and illegitimate.
(Excerpt) Read more at theamericanconservative.com ...
Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion
that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and
therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being
told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all
their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself.
Ones standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I
think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
-- Theodore Dalrymple
Political Correctness is intellectual AIDS. Everything it touches it sickens and eventually kills.
-- William S. Lind, Free Congress Foundation
The West fears Political Correctness more so than Islam. It’s a serious problem.
Bill Lind wrote a great essay on The Origins Of Political Correctness. It’s Cultural Marxism. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2031059/posts
-- Theodore Dalrymple
This nails it. I am an appreciative reader of Theodore Dayrumple's work, but I have not seen this before. Source?
Interesting and educational long piece that could benefit by proofreading to restore all the dropped words to the text before publication. It reads like some sort of intellectual texting.
Here’s an interview with Dayrumple where he talks about PC.
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