Political Correctness Is Social Dementia

Unless plain speaking is allowed, clear thinking is denied. There can be no good reason for denying freedom of expression, there is no case to rebut, only the empty slogans of people inspired by selfishness and unrestrained by morality. The proponents of this nonsense neither understand the implications of what they say, nor why they are saying it: they are insane; which must mean that any community that embraces Political Correctness has discarded sanity.

by Philip Atkinson


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 11:46:10

    “For ignorance provides the happiest life” — Sophocles

    This work is a theory of civilization; an attempt to explain what it is, why it occurs, and why it rises and falls; an achievement that has previously been beyond our species ability. Using short words and simple arguments a suggestion is advanced that appears to make the whole matter so clear that any one can understand what it is, why it is so important, and why it goes wrong; a feat that seems to significantly improve our understanding of humanity and our private selves.

    Pursuing truth carries the risk that revelations will not be pleasant, which seems to be the case here, for there is little to gladden the heart offered by this tome. There is no joy in discovering the source of disconcerting social changes could well be a fatal incurable disease that condemns the whole of society. Despair is the over-riding feeling that accompanies the belief that humanity is sinking into a new dark age.

    The theory offers some small relief by explaining why events are unfolding, and hope that civilization can rise again, cleverer and stronger, but this is little compensation to offset its grim prediction of our future. Nevertheless the author is convinced that it is better to try to understand our fate, regardless of its awful implications, so we can direct our energies into useful rather than useless causes; and above all, it helps us distinguish between true and false, and right and wrong.



  2. Theou
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 11:54:02

    Well you got some plain speaking today – the Komen Foundation has retracted and will fund Planned Parenthood – whether you believe it or not women, who this affected most, have spoken and they want the Right to stop trying to defund an organization that is recognized as a huge help for women’s health. Is that plain spoken enough for you?


  3. Kim
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 12:10:59

    Sorry, Theou – it was politically motivated and I am certain they were pressured into it since it goes against their own code of ethics – which is why they pulled funding in the first place.

    You really are a simple headline reader, aren’t you. Dig deeper, Theou – get into the meat of the matter sometime – oh wait, no doubt you are a silly veggan and my comment wasn’t very PC, was it



  4. Amused
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 12:37:40

    Kim, I have three observations about political correctness:

    First, giving someone a dressing-down for being politically incorrect is not tantamount to “silencing” them. The right to free speech is not a right to avoid all consequences, even stupid consequences. Being criticized for one’s speech — rightly or wrongly — is a normal and foreseeable consequence of expressing an opinion. Frankly, I am far more bothered by folks moaning that their freedom is being taken away by someone being mean to them, than by those who insist on political correctness.

    Second — and this point flows from the first — I am often amazed by how complaints about political correctness go hand-in-hand with complaints about meanness. Hey, I’ll be the first to agree that people in our society have gotten ridiculously sensitive to the slightest inkling of some personal offense. But, the same standard has to be applied across the board: if being controversial and “edgy” earns someone a nasty rebuke, he lacks the credibility to complain about the tone of the discussion.

    Third, “political correctness” is a loaded term that’s often used to discredit legitimate observations about accuracy or the damaging nature of stereotypes.


  5. Kim
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:11:47

    This stands in stark comparison to the same newscasts virtually ignoring the Obama’s new ‘health’ mandate forcing thousands of Catholic institutions to defy their deeply held religious beliefs. In total, ABC, CBS and NBC have covered that story a whopping ONE time since the news broke two weeks ago today.

    The liberal media are actively lobbying for a baby killing factory while deliberately avoiding the most serious threat to religious liberty in this country. It’s anything but professional journalism.



  6. Sherry
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:32:14

    Why anybody finds satisfaction and joy in the funding of abortion is beyond me. As much government money as PP gets they aren’t going to fold up without Komens’ financing.

    In the meantime, God sees how our nation rallies to destroy His most vulnerable of all creation. Payday is someday and our financial crisis and having our enemies living within our borders is but a couple of His judgements against us.


  7. Kim
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 13:42:11

    What is really pissing me off here is the pandering to the left. If you believe something, the BELIEVE it, dammit!

    Stop with the pussy footing around the issue – call it what it is and tell us if you plan on continuing to use donated dollars to pay for it.

    Everyone with more than half a brain – leave theou out – know exactly what PP is and what they do and don’t do. They have little , if anything , to do with women’s health and everything to do with murder


  8. Kim
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 15:21:53

    Still, I have to give the reporter some credit for even noticing that the issue the woman raised was indeed about work visas for foreign citizens. Most of the news media has buried that story and turned this episode instead into a question of whether the President is out of touch with the fact that a lot of people are unemployed.

    The response from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, though, clarified that this Administration chooses to believe that there is no unemployment pain among higher-skilled Americans and that adding more foreign workers into those occupations won’t affect American workers:

    No — well, I haven’t talked to him about that specifically. But I think that the President’s position, which you state clearly, is that we need to make it more possible for highly qualified people who are being educated here, or coming from abroad to work here, build businesses here, grow the economy here, create jobs here — that is a message that you hear from business leaders across the country, especially in the fields of technology and engineering and the like, so — which doesn’t take away from this individual’s experience at all, but the broader picture is one of a need for more engineers, a need for more highly skilled, highly educated workers to help us grow those industries in the United States that will be the foundation for our economic future.

    — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

    Got that? “This woman’s experience” is a total aberration. It has nothing to do with a larger issue.



    • Kim
      Feb 03, 2012 @ 15:22:54

      What about those 100,000 American engineers who — according to the feds’ own statistics — are actively looking for a job but can’t find anything? The White House just told us they don’t exist. And do a Google search and see how many news organizations challenged the White House.

      The fact is that the news media have conspired with the White House to erase all public evidence that those jobless American engineers even exist. It would be tooooooooo scary for the public to see them.

      Also made to disappear this week are the unemployed computer programmers. And hundreds of thousands more American engineers and programmers have have given up looking for a job or been forced to work in other fields.

      In the movie “Men In Black,” it was the aliens who were kept out of sight. In real life this week, the White House put the alien workers front and center and pretended that the unemployed citizens don’t exist so it can continue to satisfy the demands of business fat cats who they hope will donate generously to the campaign this year.


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