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May 14, 2009

Five Reasons Political Correctness Must Die

Posted by Van Helsing at May 14, 2009 7:10 AM

Of all the countless reasons that the form of ideological thuggery known as political correctness must die, James Hudnall at Big Hollywood has chosen the top five:

1. It's censorship: Point blank, that's what it is. It's used mainly by people on the left to attack people on the right, but not the other way around. When Miss California, Carrie Prejean, politely said she thought marriage should be between a man and a woman, the PC thugs proceeded to try to destroy her life. But when Obama said it he was elected president. It's used to accuse people of racism even when there is no racism involved, It's not only a scare tactic, but also a career-destroying move. And it's a thuggish weapon of intimidation.
2. It's bigotry disguised as manners: You may think all those touchy-feely names they come up with for various special interest groups are more sensitive and empowering than the "mean" names of the past, but most of them are patronizing and they segregating. When you separate people into classes, it's creating a kind of caste system. History has shown us that caste systems are used to suppress and marginalize people by putting them in special groups. The insidious thing about PC is it claims to treat people better when it really does the opposite. It implies that people in these groups are somehow lesser and weaker and must be "protected", presumably by the government, and then implies that they are not being treated well by other groups (namely white males) which is an inherently racist argument.
3. It's an attempt at mind control: The goal of PC always has been to segregate people into classes, destroy the family by marginalizing and polarizing people from traditional values and culture. It also tries to rebrand things to force people to think along a different path. You might think that's a good thing if it makes people more tolerant. While our culture is more tolerant than it was in the past there is no proof or evidence PC had anything to do with it. The fact is, lying to people (which PC does) and trying to destroy a culture by effectively brainwashing people is downright…
4. Evil: The textbook definition of evil is that which is willfully and maliciously harmful to others. What else do you call something that is used to commit so much harm against people and a society as a whole. It has become a rampant monster that destroys lives, careers, and society. It's used by creepy, selfish people to hurt others. Race-baiters we all know and despise have been using PC for years to try to extort money from business and government by making up racist claims. That's nothing but a form of extortion.
5. Why should we do what some faceless creeps tell us?: Most of the time we were told what the new term for something is. In the '60s we were told Negro is not acceptable anymore. We should say black even though Negro is merely the Spanish word for black. Then in the '70s we were told to use "Afro-American" then later "African-American" even though that term is not only a mouthful it makes no sense. A lot of black Americans are simply Americans, many others are from the Caribbean. Or they are mixed race like our president. Who makes up these lame terms and why should we start saying them? Because "we're supposed to" isn't a reason, that's more of a threat. Who says we have to? Why shouldn't we say steward or stewardess instead of flight attendant? Because "they" say so? Why should we take directions from faceless entities who tell us what we can say? Why can't we say whatever we want? Most of the terms these people come up with are retarded mentally challenged. See, they hyphenate you to separate you from the rest of us, We're all part of the same country, but they want to make you feel aggrieved. Angry and unhappy people are easier to sway with propaganda.

To expand this list to six, I would suggest:

6. It has produced disastrous results: The morally and intellectually degenerate media elite used it to manipulate the public into electing president an unqualified left-wing extremist who does not mean this country well.

On a tip from Byron.


Comments

7. It impedes our ability to solve society's problems by not allowing us to discuss issues that are too "sensitive" or that "marginalize historically disadvantaged groups." Larry Summers suggests that if one is looking at disparities between the numbers of women and men getting advanced degrees in mathematics, one should discuss --- in addition to many other factors --- whether there is a genetic factor that is more common in men than women. He lost his job just for bringing it up. Bill Cosby says we need to address thug culture and the plague of fatherlessness as part of the problem of the black community, and he is reviled.

PC demands that if women are not as good at math it is because white men are oppressing them. If Blacks have higher rates of violence, drug use, crime, and incarceration... it's because white men are oppressing them. No other possibility may be discussed.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at May 14, 2009 7:43 AM


The whole point of PC is to shame us out of uttering the truths which would undermine the lies on which liberal philosophy is based. If reality can't be ignored, it can at least be suppressed.

Posted by: Physically-challenged Chemically-dependent Native-American at May 14, 2009 7:57 AM


PC is an expression of passive-aggressive rage from weak people whose values cannot be logically defended so they attempt to polish their ideological turds with words. In their political world a assuming a monetary liability becomes 'reinvestment', the forced pro union vote through coercion of union thugs looking over one's shoulder becomes 'free choice', democrats alone become 'the American people' and pro-abortion becomes 'the right to choose' while denying that right to the target of destruction.

I have noticed that to understand what a liberal is thinking you just invert the words of what they are reading off their daily marching orders.

Posted by: IOpian at May 14, 2009 8:36 AM


I share James Hudnall's sense of outrage. I suspect that most people do -- at least those who have chosen to remain on this side of the Looking Glass.

Censorship, bigotry, mind-control, evil: yes, Political Correctness is all those things. But wherein lies its core? Here I think:

Our elites (elitists, actually) have largely known only a life of security, opportunity and plenty, where thoughts of survival have rarely intruded. Nature – the leading cause of death – is romanticized. Human and animal predations exist for them mostly in the abstract. When, by chance, they are directly confronted with evil they see it as so exceptional as to be easily dismissed.

Political Correctness is neither more nor less than cowardice masquerading as comity and good will. That cowardice is expressed in the fear of acknowledging unpleasant or threatening realities and the failure of will to recognize and deal with the world as it is.

PC, as willful self-delusion, corrupts intellect, perception and the resolve to act in ways that ensure prosperity and survival. That it is quickly becoming the orthodoxy of the West represents a true, existential peril.

Posted by: Phaedo at May 14, 2009 9:23 AM


It is not politically correct to try to be politically correct. The right thing to do is to stay the hell away from anybody that might be different enough from you to take offense at your existence. It is best to look right through them, to turn and go the other way when you see them, and never to say anything in their presence with any content that may have a nuance of opinion.

Or of course you could say, "The hell with it!" And live your life as a free person with your own life and rights as an American citizen.

Posted by: SnowSnake at May 14, 2009 9:24 AM


Thats not the only thing that must die. SURF NAZI's MUST DIE too!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surf_Nazis_Must_Die

Posted by: Surf Nazi's Must Die at May 14, 2009 10:03 AM


PC is the propaganda tool and jackboot of liberals.

Liberals represent a class of people that (1) Do not understand or grasp the concept of individualism (which is why liberals don't understand capitalism), (2) Do not possess intrinsic empathy (which accounts for liberal facism and the easy dismissal of murder) and (3) Are unable to form a meaningful sense of justice and proportion (resulting in the pandemic of moral equivalence).

Because these traits are largely innate or inherited, any potential psychological drive to rectify these deficiencies is largely absent. The deficiencies go unrecognized, remain undeveloped and are gradually replaced by emotional content (which is why the more a liberal believes something, the more true the thing becomes; e.g., "All Bush All the Time" or twisted notions about racism and victimhood).

Add to this gross and willful ignorance, the liberal then adapts easily to the PC manifesto.

Posted by: Fiberal at May 14, 2009 10:28 AM


You can buy your own Jackboots here:

http://www.atthefront.com/g_boots_jacks.htm

Posted by: Anonymous at May 14, 2009 10:56 AM


PC Political Correctness is just another term for SOCIALIM

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at May 14, 2009 11:27 AM


"2. It's bigotry disguised as manners: You may think all those touchy-feely names they come up with for various special interest groups are more sensitive and empowering than the "mean" names of the past, but most of them are patronizing and they segregating."

1960: "Tokenism". Hiring someone based on his/her ethnic group. Tokenism is considered wrong, hypocritical and the tool of bigots and "phoney liberals" (lowercase "l").
1970: "Afirmative Action": Hiring someone based on his/her ethnic group. Afirmative Action is considered nessisary, progressive, good and empowering and is the tool of Liberals (capital "L") and governments.

Posted by: KHarn at May 14, 2009 2:15 PM


Where is PC legally enforced?

I thought being PC was basically being polite, for example I wouldn't call a retarded kid a retard because that word has a negative connotation, and for the sake of politeness I choose not to offend the kid.

Posted by: Brandon at May 14, 2009 7:46 PM


its like a version of TOM SAWYER,HUCKLEBERRY FINN on TV where they called INJIN JOE as CRAZY JOE or some idiot wanted them to rename PET SHOPS as COMPANTION ANIMAL SHOPS or rename zoos as WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PARKS proving how stupid PC is

Posted by: Flu-Bird at May 14, 2009 10:46 PM


what about swear words? Is that the same as political correctness?

Posted by: Brandon at May 14, 2009 11:10 PM


Where is PC legally enforced?

Title IX of the US Code, for one. All across the country, boys are having athletic programs shut down because bureaucrats are pushing equality of outcome in athletics, meaning equal numbers of girls and boys must participate.

Then, there's the 'Hate Crimes' laws that say the man who assaults a pedophile for molesting his son should be punished more severely than the pedophile himself.

Then, there are the speech codes so popular on college campuses that limit debate to a narrow, "acceptable" leftist viewpoint.

And as Carrie Prejean has shown us, PC tyranny does not require a law... only a motivated thugocracy.

Posted by: V the K at May 15, 2009 5:02 AM


Itsa good thing they didnt have the PC crowd back then or RUBYARD KIPLING would have been made to call it THE RAINFOREST BOOK

Posted by: Flu-Bird at May 15, 2009 9:37 PM


Dare I add No. 8? PC is a consistent way of undercutting anything value that the majority of society sees as having value. The resultant deracination makes people more dependent and easier to control, indeed eager for some authority that would approve of them.

Posted by: Michael J Kubat at May 16, 2009 6:13 AM


In the final analysis, political correctness is a lens through which all reality must be filtered, cleansed of unpleasant truths and accepted without question by all. In short, an attempt to correlate reality and theory by altering reality. And thus, political correctness is nothing more than a form of mental illness.

Posted by: GP at May 21, 2009 2:21 PM


Sometimes by being PC you are not giving into false generalizations, your resisting the culturally constructed labels that have been used by the powerful to take advantage of those who have less political power, you recognize that by using labels such as “gay” or “retarded” your reinforcing those negative connotations which reinforces the oppressed state of these groups who are second class citizens only because society has decided they are undesirable, sometimes being PC is recognizing that there is still discrimination in our society today and that only by recognizing that can we move beyond it toward a future with greater freedom from “the man” and equality among our brothers and sisters of humanity.

Posted by: Tyler at May 21, 2009 10:16 PM


OK. So, it's ok to say anything I want wherever and under any circumstances I want.

No prob. I'll then stand up in front of a bunch of white "jug heads" and speak in insulting tones about their tiny penises, call them all a bunch of murdering, racist snow apes who enjoy setting little girls on fire after they rape them (n.b. Iraq), and then get angry with them for wanting to shoot me full of holes. After all, why should I be PC? 'Everyone' **knows** whites have color envy, Black male/African-American male, and probably American INDIAN male penis envy. . .

Bull. PC is there so we don't end up killing each other. Insulting another human being can getcha an ass-whipping, or are you too dense to understand that it's not feasible to have people beating the shit out of each other all the time?

Posted by: jeandarc at May 23, 2009 11:00 PM