We will never understand liberals and progressives until we recognize that they often see reality as a social construct subject to being challenged and changed.
Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex.
But at a time when people are being murdered at home and abroad because of their religion, PC - which really stands for political cowardice - can be downright dangerous.
On Monday, March 9, 2009, John Armor will be on the air to discuss the latest ACLU Outrage, ACLU Labels Defending the US against Terrorists, as “Discrimination”.
First, from 7:35-7:45am ET, John will be on WLOB Radio, 96.3FM and 1310AM to talk with “Ray and Ted Morning News LIVE and LOCAL!” Tune in if you are Portland, Maine area or listen live online.
Then at 10:00am ET, John will be on the “Midday with Mike” show on 700AM WLW, out of Cincinnati, OH, or listen live online.
US District Judge Leslie Southwick comes before the Senate Judiciary Committee today on his nomination to move up to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. When Judge Southwick was nominated to the District Court, his approval was unanimous. But now, the Democrat left has attacked him for being “against” homosexuals and blacks.
Both charges have to do with just two of the more than 7,000 decisions he participated in as a Judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals. In both cases, he joined the opinion, but did not write it.
In one, the appeals court approved a trial court decision granting custody of a child […]
And now for your enjoyment at the outset of this long weekend, a few more entries in the Dictionary for the Politically Incorrect:
“Welcoming and Inclusive Attitude” = what the Establishment Clause provides if you’re an Islamofascist or a Druid.
“A Strict Wall of Separation” = what the Establishment Clause provides if you’re a Christian or a Jew.
“Tax Fairness” = the government’s taking money away from people who earn it to give it to people who don’t.
“Compassion” = the proper attitude to adopt towards those crossing the border illegally, even if it’s for the tenth time.
“Accountability” = the proper […]
There’s been a terrific response to the Dictionary for the Politically Incorrect. Many of the comments show that our readers have had considerable experience with the pseudo-language of liberalism. I say “pseudo-language” advisedly, because that’s exactly what it is: The vocabulary of liberalism increasingly consists of a bunch of words from which any fixed meaning has been drained. Thus, to take but one current example, “follow a new direction in Iraq” actually means “surrender and go home,” but liberals know the electorate is unlikely to buy this outcome if stated for what it is, so it has to be called something else. […]
Eric Langborgh provides an invaluable service in setting out the history of political correctness and explaining its potential to poison the freedoms traditionally enjoyed in this country, starting but unfortunately not ending with freedom of speech. In the paper he links by Bill Lind, two points immediately struck home with me. As Lind writes:
[I]n classical economic Marxism, certain groups, i.e. workers and peasants, are a priori good, and other groups, i.e., the bourgeoisie and capital owners, are evil. In the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness, certain groups are good – feminist women,…blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals. These groups are determined to be “victims,” and therefore […]
Ever wonder what was the impetus for the rampant political correctness that afflicts our land? Whence comes the movement that has subverted the Constitution and America’s traditional values and understanding of freedom in favor of “multiculturalism,” “diversity,” and “tolerance”?
After all, these are important questions. The phrase, “know thy enemy,” comes to mind.
I had the privilege to hear Bill Lind of the Free Congress Foundation speak on this topic a number of years ago at a conference I organized for Accuracy in Academia. As he said in that speech, titled “The Origins of Political Correctness”:
The fact of […]