POLITICALLY CORRECT? WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT? — PART 1

Big Brother's face looms from giant telescreens in Victory Square in Michael Radford's 1984 film adaptation of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. (from here)
Big Brother’s face looms from giant telescreens in Victory Square in Michael Radford’s 1984 film adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. (from here)

Why would someone want to be “politically correct?” Before we can answer that question, we need to define the expression. Dictionary.com is not especially helpful, but it is a start.

politically correct
adjective
marked by or adhering to a typically progressive orthodoxy on issues involving especially ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or ecology.
Abbreviation: PC, P.C.

What dictionary.com fails to address is how the politically correct enforce orthodoxy. Similarly, the urban dictionary provided an incomplete definition, but it at least addressed the fundamental issue, censorship.

Politically Correct
1. The laws of moral and ethical relativism; all systems of cultures and thought are equal in value, stemming from a perceived guilt from white liberals who believe that the Western Civilization is the root of all evil to the exclusion of all else.

2. A powerful form of censorship.

abbr: PC
Political correctness has a basic flaw. If all views are equal, why do some who embrace this view feel the need to push this agenda as the “correct” one at the same time demonizing other views as “incorrect”?

Since the urban dictionary is crowdsourced, its definitions can be rather tactless, opinionated, and often crude. Nevertheless, I think this one is accurate enough. Unfortunately, definitions require brevity. So the definition does not explain why a large segment of our society would want to demonize and silence large numbers of people.

There is also a secondary issue. Because tyranny — censorship — is the historical norm and even the norm in our era, we think we understand it. Yet if that is true, then why do we put up with political correctness? We will address that issue in three subsequent posts:

  • Modestly Proclaiming The Discovery Of The “Truth”
  • Proclaiming The “Truth” With Rampant Pride
  • Hating On Those Who Object To The “Truth”

 

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