The many faces of a Modern Day Democratic Tyrant: Political Correctness: Part 2/2

The Free Dictionary.com may offer a better definition of political correctness: “Of, relating to, or supporting broad social, political, and educational change, especially to redress historical injustices in matters such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.”

I think that anytime we have a loud-mouthed group of people—often known as a mob—we have examples of the diversity of modern-day political correctness. And it doesn’t matter if these mobs are conservatives, liberals, libertarians, fascists, communists, organized cyber sociopaths (bullies and trolls) or fundamentalist Christians. When any group of any size uses its numbers as organized clout to force or limit the behavior of others—that is an example of political correctness gone mad.

Another example of political correctness across the political-religious divide is the parenting self-esteem movement that is often blamed on liberals.

But when you research this parenting movement to its roots near the end of the 19th century and discover who then promoted it starting in the middle of the 20th century, you learn that Christianity and the Church gave a hardy boost from the pulpit encouraging parents to inflate the self-esteem of children. 

In addition, the U.S. Catholic Church published textbooks for its parochial schools that promoted boosting self-esteem in children.  Can anyone make a case for the Church being liberal in its political/religious ideology?

The bully pulpit of political correctness that supports the method of permissive self-esteem parenting is loud and aggressive—proof was the viral politically-correct debate of Intolerance and Ignorance of Amy Chua’s book The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother starting January, 2011 on Amazon and in the media.  Chua even received death threats from some self-esteem parenting fanatics demonstrating how far a member of a politically correct mob is willing to go to support what he or she believes everyone should be forced to do.

Did you know that America’s Founding Fathers hated democracy and built a Republic with checks and balances, because they firmly believed that an unfettered democracy—what we have today—would lead to mob rule?

Our ignorance of history—which has led to a love of democracy—is causing us to surrender our freedoms at an alarming rate through the pressure of politically correct mobs from the left and right who both want to decide how everyone else should live his or her life.

For example, regarding abortion—the Pro-Life movement versus Pro-Choice—during the time of America’s Founding Fathers, “Following English law, abortion was legal in the American colonies until the time of ‘quickening’ in the fetus, when the baby started to move, usually around the fourth month of pregnancy.”

In fact, Benjamin Franklin did not object to abortion per se … and Thomas Jefferson put no moral judgment on abortion, either. Source: American Creation.com

What do you think of political correctness that aims to restrict the choices of so-called free and democratic people?

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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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The many faces of a Modern Day Democratic Tyrant: Political Correctness: Part 1/2

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

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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.

To follow this Blog via E-mail see upper left-hand column and click on “FOLLOW!”