Let me give you the thrust of this post by saying that I am a person who believes in calling a spade a spade. And I’m not going to take umbrage at the way in which the word “spade” has been used in racial slurs in the past. If that term offends you as much as it did me, then get over it and grow up. Learn to cope with the fact that there are insensitive, bigoted people in this world and that’s just the way it is. God bless them. Maybe one day they’ll grow up too.
Let me offer the definition which might have been given by Freddie Prinze of “Chico and the Man” fame were he alive. “PC” stands for “Pure Chit.”
PC is nothing more or less than an effort to whitewash, if you’ll forgive the PC – incorrect term, a bad behavior or weakness into something that sounds far more euphonious and, therefore, less offensive.
We no longer have syphilis, gonorrhea or other such things. We have STD’s. Having an STD is almost a sign of virtue in a dissolute society – and for the illiterate being turned out by our public school systems is far easier to spell.
Of course, people get STD’s the same way they used to get the “clap.” They come upon us because there are men whose thinking is dominated by their small rather than their large head. And there are women out there who are really “Girls [Who] Just Want To Have Fun.” As a consequence of their minor indiscretion, they might have to hustle down to the clinic for a morning after pill or, if they were too busy sipping lattés to take care of the problem in time for that to work shuffle off to Planned Parenthood for an abortion “procedure.”
We live in an “inclusive” society – or so my liberal (substitute the terms progressive, socialist or Communist) friends tell me. By that I have come to understand that their term inclusive means that anyone who agrees in totality with their opinions on everything is welcome as a member. Others are not.
I am still awaiting my engraved invitation nominating me as a new member of the fold (or even an email invite). That nothing has been forthcoming says to me that I am on the right path – or at least struggling to find it.
PC thinking is designed to relativize our thinking so that virtually everything can be explained or understood – but only in context. There are no absolute rights or wrongs – other than to challenge the core hypothesis of Political Correctness itself.
One of my favorite Zig Ziglar quotes is the following:
“If God wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.”
If we have no standards then, of course, we can never fail. Of course, the corollary to that is that we can never succeed. And we are living in a society where the only standards are that there are none.
This is not meant to be a theocentric conversation. Unlike some of my acquaintances, I embrace your right to believe or to choose to reject God in whatever form you perceive that entity. But in His absence, who is left to offer us laws to regulate the way we are supposed to conduct ourselves with our fellow humans? Only man.
That is why, at the heart of Communism it was essential that religion be overthrown and replaced by the philosophy of the Party’s leaders and their vision of the future and purpose of man – which was to do nothing more than serve the State. And mankind has served the Communist states well – to the tune of more than 350 Million murdered.
Political Correctness is not the end but merely the means to an end. And that end is to lull a gullible population into a false sense of euphoria and non-thinking so that they can be manipulated (and when the time comes) be disposed of by those with a political vision in which they and they alone will be empowered with the authority to determine who is needed to serve them and those whose lives are superfluous.
Welcome to the world of liberal socialism. Welcome to Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Welcome to Stalin’s Soviet Union. Welcome to Obama’s America.