There are many examples of political correctness running wild through America that go far beyond the use of language as it relates to sex or race, and those examples of political correctness are driven by different mobs of opinionated, loud mouths often willing to overwhelm and shout out anyone who disagrees.
And some are willing to lie, mislead and bully to win their battle for political correctness and force their views on others.
For political correctness, the Urban Dictionary says, “See bullshit. Proof that George Orwell was way ahead of his time when he wrote his 1984 novel.”
And the Urban Dictionary goes on to say, “Something that started out as a sort of moral common sense (in the 1960s) – actually not a bad idea … However, the whole thing got utterly out of hand in the early 1990’s …” In addition, the Urban Dictionary says, “An inverted fascist philosophy that absolutely no-one should conform to unless they are an ignorant, bleeding-heart liberal idiot.”
After reading the last line in the previous Urban Dictionary paragraph, I had to disagree.
Political correctness is not exclusive to “ignorant, bleeding-heart liberal idiots.”
One example of political correctness gone mad is the conservative mostly white-male, married, older than age forty-five member of the Tea Party movement made up of bleeding-heart conservative/libertarian idiots who want to shrink the government to protect individual freedoms (or so they claim)—except for women who might want an abortion; anyone terminally ill who might want to end his or her life early to avoid a lot of pain and suffering, and anyone who wants the freedom to smoke weed (marijuana) without being arrested and sent to prison.
For another example of political correctness gone mad, I refer you to an Amazon reader review of The Myth of Political Correctness: The Conservative Attack on Higher Education by John K. Wilson published by Duke University Press in 1995.
“Buy this (book) and further create the great divide. It’s the same old story, we, the right are RIGHT and you, the rest of you, are wrong. And … you must be stopped. There is only one way … our way. They need to buy some land in another country and play king of the hill with each other.” Source: Julie A. Crego
By the way, Duke University is a private research university—not a public institution—located in Durham, North Carolina and it was founded by Methodists and Quakers in 1838.
Doesn’t sound like a hot bed of liberal idiots to me. To discover more about Duke University’s lobbying efforts in Washington DC, you may want to read this piece at Duke Chronicle.com.
Continued on June 24, 2013 in The many faces of a Modern Day Democratic Tyrant: Political Correctness: Part 2
- Related and recommended: The happy death of “political correctness” for those who think. Thank Obama.
Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine, Vietnam Veteran and English-journalism teacher.
His latest novel is the award winning Running with the Enemy. Blamed for a crime he did not commit while serving in Vietnam, his country considers him a traitor. Ethan Card is a loyal U.S. Marine desperate to prove his innocence or he will never go home again.
And the woman he loves and wants to save was trained to hate and kill Americans.
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