Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Political Correctness

How come we find ourselves caught in a web of politically correct speech? Everything seems to have been transformed into a rigid morality - a revival of puritanism worse than the traditional "religionistas". In the name of proper speaking we must endure sensitivity trainings on race, on sexual harassment, on gays, on unfamiliar religions. Decency and normal good will are not enough. Now we must all hold our mouths in the right way or be damned for our motives.

Bill Whittle of PJTV puts together a history or how political correctness has come about. I'd never heard this before and find it illuminating, opening many avenues for research and questions. You will find the video here.

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