In today’s academy, truth is an invention. Expecting people to show up on time is racist. Censorship is good. Silencing opposing viewpoints imperative. Violence to enforce safety is natural. For the last 25 years, under the guise of “political correctness,” we’ve been watching the inexplicable flow into our culture. The idiotic demands of political correctness in the 1980s, ironically relying on the decency of the American people for their acquiescence, was just the prep course, an amuse bouche before the main course of creating social chaos and destruction. It sounds dramatic, and it is, and it’s also the only way
I don´t know if "rot" is the word I would use I prefer the tyranny of politically correctness.
FTA "Last year, we watched political correctness on campus jump with abandon into its perfected state of fascism. Within a year, we moved from weeping students demanding safe spaces to direct, organized violence to stop speakers who do not pay allegiance to the left’s status quo."
In the 1960s, liberals were against government and anyone in authority (´´The Man´´) Now, liberals want more government. Bigger, more intrusive government. Government that dominates our lives.
Why? I think it is because of various frustrations with their lives. They can´t resolve those frustrations, so they want the government to step in on their behalf- Make people do and behave as THEY wish them to. Punish those who believe differently. I think that´s why we see all the emotional outbursts from the many wackos on TV. Emotion emanating from their frustrations and inability to cope.
The sad thing is that they are told they are, indeed victims of society and that political correctness is the proper way to restrain those who disagree with them.
Once you let women vote you run the risk of establishing a "Marriage" where one is provided a home and sustenance but wherein one is subjected to a variety of potential abuses...loss of freedom, rule by fiat, vile and pernicious intrusion into one´s personal affairs.....all the pathologies found in an abusive relationship.
I love women but our proud Republic has been transformed into a vision that our ´Founding Mothers´ might have preferred.
We all grew up as children in a system where mom decided everything and made sure we ´shared´ and played nice. Nurseries are and should be socialist.
But it´s no way to run a country.
Please pardon my ´Sexist´ analogy but it is offered more in sorrow than in anger.
Let´s stop calling it "political correctness" - it is self-censorship to avoid the bullying crowd. It spelled the end of free speech, the elimination thereof has proceeded to mob violence and threats to those with an "unacceptable" message or thought.
This censorship is also being applied retroactively, not unlike other authoritarians who believed destroying the non-compliant past by everything from book/scroll burnings to temple desecration and discrediting the thinkers was necessary for their ultimate, eternal survival.
Yes, PC is blatant censorship. Why would anyone use censorship? Censorship is the last refuge of anyone who can not win an argument on its merit. Obviously, the leftist has no valid argument except in a dictatorial state, getting the State to do his bidding. Nothing leftists say makes sense because they are always speaking from the extremist position.
Adolph Hitler used a famous quite similar tactical argument that is studied (or once was) in university rhetoric classes. The argument went something like this:
A wolf and a rat can not breed (a position that would seem obvious to anyone as true).
The offspring would be more than the rat and less than the wolf. (Huh? There can be NO offspring from such an impossible union!)
Then the substitution;
The Teutonic Perfect , like the wolf, would be greatly diminished as a species (Teutonics are now separate supermen/wolf-like ´species´)and if they were to breed with rat-like Jews. (Jews are rats is the mental imagery wished for), they would destroy the Perfect Teutonic man!.
The argument is utterly that of an uneducated, ignorant speaker who only wants to inflame one people against another. Incredibly, the ludicrous argument was enthusiastically accepted by the masses of people. Hitler was associating Teutonic Germans with a powerful animal- Just like a Sports team mentality - The Chicago Bears, vs the Jerusalem Rats! Yea Team!. The logic and validity of the argument did not matter what-so-ever. It worked on people´s self worth (for both Germans and Jews)!
The leftists use these same mental tactics. Few have called them on it.
DT has, though! And others have seen, it stops the lefties cold and are joining in.
And that fully explains Trump Derangement Syndrome.
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