Political Correctness gone overboard?!

We are not at all certain just how many visits to our site has been prompted by our ongoing series on Politically Correct musings; however, this much we do know from a statistical point of view only – we sure get a lot of high-minded, intellectual readers – who agree with our perspectives. We now have a classical example of how trying to be to “P.C.” will not only backfire on you; we have – to the letter – examples of how and why we espoused the dangers that political correctness can cause.

The name originated as something of the ‘elitist’ in very hard-lined membership of the Communist Party; ironically, as our understanding of the Central Committee and of the Politburo (“ruling elite”) within the then USSR became the better our initial understanding of political correctness literally became immediately recognizable. It is the great disease of our century, the disease that has left hundreds of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world. It is the disease of ideology. ‘PC’ is not funny. ‘PC’ is deadly serious.

Where does all this stuff that you’ve heard about on this blog – the victim, feminism, gay rights movement, invented statistics, rewritten history, lies, demands, corruption, discrimination and all the rest of it – where does it come from? For the first time in our history, Americans have to be fearful of what they say, of what they write, and of what they think. They have to be afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic and it still gets worse.

In Democracy and Education (1916) John Dewey, the most influential American educator of the 20th century wrote “dependence denotes a power rather than a weakness. There is always a danger that increased personal independence will decrease the social capacity of an individual…”

Does this explain why when the “progressive educators” got control of the educational system in the U.S. in the 1960s that we began to see an increase in welfare (dependency)? How about those who were in college during that same period? Most of those who were in college during the 1960s are the very same individuals we see running for the presidential nomination of their parties. Yet, please make no mistake about it — dependency breeds entitlement, and entitlement manifested means bigger government.

It is critically important to understand that the relationship between education and society are inexorably intertwined. Stop and look at the public education system in America. When was the last time we heard anything good about it? Education is the largest platform for any society to transmit the importance of values, morality, and ethics. This direct relationship suggests that if one begins to suffer then the entirety of the nation suffers.

However what could be worse than losing your personal liberties on top of losing your job? Maybe we should ask Juan Williams, an intellectually gifted journalist, who just by merely asking a question in a calm, polite, and civil way that certainly didn’t raise an eyebrow from those who were with him, only to be fired the next morning – from national public radio (NPR) of all places?

Juan Williams: During the “The O’Reilly Factor” he said: “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they’re identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

National Public Radio (NPR) please show us where Mr. Williams abridged his freedom of speech rights; furthermore, we would also like to know what is so damning and disrespectful with what Mr. Williams espoused.

We have thanked Bill O’Reilly for his dissent with the amount of political correctness that has been going on albeit unnoticed. We have also acknowledged Mr. O’Reilly whilst bringing this oxymoron to the forefront by using his platform and bull-horn exclaiming, “No! No! I am not going to be dragged into an exchange or politically correct words, if fact, I’m sick of it!”

Political correctness is a cultural idiom that uses language as its power. The entire notion of being politically correct connects with the social domain through being the primary means of communication within the domain, and through being both a site of, and a stake in, struggles for power. In other words everyone uses some means of communication we refer to as language.

The concept of “Dismantling America” through the use of language change, multiculturalism, reckless illegal immigration, and the ever-present Politically Correct Police who we feel is the real culprit behind dismantling our nation.

Addressing this notion of being PC… we had brought forth the notion that the constant changing of names, labels, and identifiers for whatever reason and the backlash of doing so causes a slow dismantling of language of a society, ergo, the actual dismantling of the society itself.

 


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