I hold the view that the goal of political correctness, or PC, is to suppress the expression of conventional wisdom and subvert traditional values. Protecting feelings and denying reality are placed above free expression and the rights of individual. Here’s what Dr. Ben Carson says about it:
[Political correctness] is in place to ensure conformity to the prescribed expressions and lifestyles dictated by the elites.
There are rewards of acceptance and praise for members of the “in crowd” as they attempt to silence or destroy any who dare think for themselves or express opposing views. Similarly, the purveyors of PC seize upon a word or phrase, which they emphasize in an attempt to divert attention away from the actual issue that doesn’t fit their narrative.
Political correctness is antithetical to our founding principles of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Its most powerful tool is intimidation.
Much like the word racist (and to a lesser degree, sexist), PC is a doctrine of liberal elites who seek to shut down discussion and stifle dissent. Isn’t it odd how 1960s-era liberals fought for free expression and diversity of opinion, and today’s liberals seek to promote a prescribed, “correct” way of viewing the world, and anyone who disagrees is labeled a hater, self-hater, racist, or sexist?
A lock-step, groupthink mentality is unpalatable to me, and I avoid it whenever I can. How about you?
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