“I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism,and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism.”
P.D. James (1920 – 2014)
Islamic terrorism threatens our lives in ways both visual and dramatic. Primordial screams, the stench of death, and blood-streaked streets where bodies so mutilated they are virtually unrecognizable capture our senses of hearing and sight. It is horrific, real and frightening. It is meant to scare. It does.
The danger from political correctness is different, but no less treacherous. It arrives like the morning fog that, as Carl Sandberg wrote, “comes on little cat feet.” It settles imperceptibly and enshrouds us. Political correctness makes one feel noble and caring, because it is said to be inclusive and sensitive to the feelings of others, especially those who are racially and culturally different. But it is exclusive; it impugns those whose thinking is at odds with convention. It is based on “group think.” It is dependent on minds closed to ideas outside what is deemed correct.
It was the basis of fascism and underlies communism. Its consequence can be deadly to those who value freedom and democracy.
Political correctness is language control. And language control is thought control. Period!
The rise of modern political correctness (PC) is a great example of the cunning way in which social engineers (such as the New World Order manipulators) operate. Political correctness is soft censorship. As George Carlin said, it is “fascism pretending to be manners.”
It is intolerance disguised as tolerance, and it is running amok almost everywhere in society. Just as George Orwell laid out so precisely in 1984, political correctness is the ‘Newspeak‘ which is threatening to limit our ability to freely speak and think, by reducing the number of available words in our vocabulary.Political Correctness: Based on the Non-Existent “Right” to Not Be Offended Truth is stranger than fiction.
When you look at the twisted contortions the PC crowd is insisting people go through to rid their language of anything “offensive”, it has entered the theater of the absurd. Political correctness dictates what you can and can’t say, based on how “offensive” a word is.Right off the bat there are several problems with this. Firstly, who are the commissars, officials or authorities who are granting themselves massive power by getting to decide what ranks as “offensive”?Secondly, since when did “feeling offended” or “having your feelings hurt” become such an important issue that it legally justifies restricting everyone’s freedom?
Last time I checked, freedom of speech was a genuine and legitimate human right, enshrined in the legal documents of many countries, whereas the “right to not feel offended” is imaginary and non-existent – it’s just a great way to shame people into feeling guilty for no good reason.
Thirdly – and most importantly – just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so too is “feeling offended” in the realm of the beholder. Words are words; each person is in charge of their own emotions; choose to ignore, respond or react to words how you want, but don’t blame someone else for your emotional state. You are in control of your own state of consciousness.
To blame someone else because you feel angry, offended or upset shows an abandonment of responsibility and an utter lack of emotional and spiritual maturity.Since when did we humans become such crybabies that we couldn’t stand hearing or being called a word, a name, a label or a phrase? Grow up, please!