Anyone who believes in political correctness should be fired from their job. They should be silenced and have no forum for their speech. If they press their PC beliefs too much, they should be sued, vilified, and scourged. Right? Oh wait a minute . . . . that’s what people who believe in political correctness want to happen to those not like them. Yep. I got it. . . .
Freedom of speech is anchored in the Constitution. Yet the dark malignancy of political correctness has infiltrated every aspect of American life. Freedom of speech is no longer guaranteed. There are topics that are not permitted for discussion — despite constructive intent. There are words we may not say and topics banned from dialogue. Horrible violence and vulgarity remain uncensored. Yet the wrong humor is filtered. The “wrong” word can lead to one’s downfall in business or society. The risks are increasingly great. And it’s getting worse. Watch your door, people.
Jerry Seinfeld recently discussed on ESPN his decision not to perform on college campuses. He won’t go near them. Why? “They are so PC.” Seinfeld comments that young people “just want to use the words ‘that’s racist’ ‘that’s sexist’ ‘that’s prejudiced’. They don’t even know what they are talking about.” Mel Brooks laments that “Blazing Saddles” probably could not be made today because of “the rabid vigilantism of the language police.” Colleges and universities are supposed to be bastions of free speech. Yet they have become vindicators of suppression. Students are brainwashed by professors with destructive political agendas. And impressionable students accept. Without question. Without thought. How often do we see the news trumpeting someone’s errant or careless comment? A murderer may be released from prison – and integrate back into society, but if you say the wrong word, there will never be forgiveness (see November 9, 2014). Great. As I said, watch your door, people. . . . . . .