Tagged: political correctness

Political Correctness, Conservative-Style

One of the dangers of the mass forgetfulness endemic to late modernity is that it fosters simplistic, one-sided thinking — tribal thinking, as people like to say these days — in which the members of either faction in any of our ubiquitous “binary choices” refuse, as a matter of principle, to assess or reassess their own premises, preferring instead to regard their sheer...

Language and Public Decorum

From Right Scoop, I learn that something called “Mika Brzezinski,” ranting progressively about whatever on MSNBC, has offended one or another of her ideological kin by allegedly committing an act of something called “homophobia,” one of the progressive left’s ever-expanding lexicon of labels for nonexistent evils, or more specifically in this case, thought crimes. It was while speaking diatribifically about, I suppose, the...

Tribunal News: Megyn Kelly is This Week’s Brett Kavanaugh

I have absolutely no interest in Megyn Kelly as a broadcaster. I never watch Fox News, and I watch NBC even less than that. Kelly, as far as I can tell from a few clips and a debate or two, was just another of Fox’s bevy of long-legged blonds that Roger Ailes thought looked good in a tiny cocktail dress while sitting on...

Olympic Musings

A few passing thoughts related to the Olympic Games currently taking place a few hours north of where I sit, in Pyeongchang, Korea: As always, the International Olympic Committee and its major corporate partners have chosen to use the Games as a mock-UN platform for politically correct attitudinizing and blatant hypocrisy of all sorts. This year, not surprisingly, the main theme is gender...

On Race Language: The Good, The Bad, and The Indifferent

As an addendum to my recent article about the linguistic tyranny of political correctness (read it here), please indulge me in the following rant. In response to the above-mentioned article, a very thoughtful reader e-mailed some of her own reflections and experiences, including the following: In regards to being purely descriptive, and not being potentially racist or some other hateful term, I find...

The World Before Racial Hypersensitivity

Imagine a world in which one can actually describe the human species concretely, as one finds it, without measuring every utterance against the ever-changing barometer of political correctness. Imagine a language that actually communicates positively, naturally, rather than forever masking itself in unnecessary, propagandized euphemism in order to avoid the ultimate progressive sin of “offending” someone’s indoctrinated sensitivity and delicateness. Imagine the freedom...

School Coach Branded Racist For Calling Thugs “Thugs”

Imagine if behind every little thug, there were larger, stronger thugs ready to defend those little thugs against criticism or correction. In this situation, thuggery would always grow, and all defense against it would be futile, until at last most people would  just give up and either join the thugs or hide quietly in their corners all their lives. This self-perpetuating thuggish world...

MLB Hopes to Shrink Balls

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has been suspended for two games for shouting an “anti-gay slur” at Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte during an angry outburst. In other words, he used a word — which apparently is now officially and for all progressive time “the f-word,” equivalent to “the n-word” — to attack the masculinity of another player, on the implicit grounds...

The Unforced Errors of Knee-jerk Progressive Hatred

A tennis commentator fired by ESPN for supposedly making racially derogatory remarks is suing the network for wrongful dismissal. The details of the case are so ridiculous, and so revelatory of the truly racist mindset of progressive activism, that, given today’s politically correct atmosphere, one can only assume the lawsuit will somehow result in the commentator being sentenced to life in prison. Here are the insane details: Doug Adler,...

France vs. “The Prettiest Sound on Earth”

President Obama says the Muslim call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset.” Meanwhile, millions of Muslims are eager to kill, rape, or enslave you at sunset in the name of their faith. There is no contradiction here; in fact, the relationship may be causal. For we cannot understand the murderous extremism of modern Islam without considering the...