Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Political Correctness...What is the origin?

Terrorism is now called 'overseas contingency operations'.

The 9 11 attack is now called a 'man-caused disaster.'

Global warming is now 'clinate change'.

Merry Christmas should now be 'happy holidays'.

Blacks are now African Americans...(what if they are not from Africa?) We're going to have to be careful or we will not be able to ask for black coffee! I am American and consider ALL citizens of the U.S. as Americans.

Act of terrorism is now 'Fort Hood murders'.

The list could go on and on.

In an effort to find out just where the term 'political correctness' originated I started doing some research...(OK, I could be doing some laundry or some other household engineering project), I was surprised to find a wealth of information.

The theme remained constant and I thought this article from 2002 told it best. Click here to read the entire article.

This is just a small portion of this article:

"Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton
Monday, April 8, 2002 "

"Does anyone know the origins of Political Correctness? Who originally developed it and what was its purpose?

I looked it up. It was developed at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany, which was founded in 1923 and came to be known as the "Frankfurt School." It was a group of thinkers who pulled together to find a solution to the biggest problem facing the implementers of communism in Russia.

The problem? Why wasn't communism spreading?

Their answer? Because Western Civilization was in its way.

What was the problem with Western Civilization? Its belief in the individual, that an individual could develop valid ideas. At the root of communism was the theory that all valid ideas come from the effect of the social group of the masses. The individual is nothing.

And they believed that the only way for communism to advance was to help (or force, if necessary) Western Civilization to destroy itself. How to do that? Undermine its foundations by chipping away at the rights of those annoying individuals.

One way to do that? Change their speech and thought patterns by spreading the idea that vocalizing your beliefs is disrespectful to others and must be avoided to make up for past inequities and injustices.

And call it something that sounds positive: "Political Correctness."

Political Correctness remains just what it was intended to be: a sophisticated and dangerous form of censorship and oppression, imposed upon the citizenry with the ultimate goal of manipulating, brainwashing and destroying our society.

With profound dismay, I have seen how the scourge of Political Correctness has taken hold in the U.S. It is very well entrenched in our educational system, at scientific, religious and community levels, the media, the workplace and even our government.

It is changing the American society from within, and the citizens of this nation are increasingly censoring themselves and losing their freedom of speech out of fear of Political Correctness repression.

All citizens who cherish liberty must reject the scourge of Political Correctness. Freedom of speech must be preserved in America if we are to continue to be free.

It's one thing is to be educated, considerate, polite and have good manners, and another to be forced to self-censor and say things that are totally incorrect in order to comply with the arbitrary dictums of a deceiving and fanatical far-left agenda.

Let's preserve our freedom and say NO to the scourge of Political Correctness."

I guess the best definition by an unknown person is this....."Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

I have spent so many decades keeping myself safe and living under my own personal 'rock' being a 'sheeple'. Now I am using my brain the way it was intended to be...used.  I'm just backing it up to the 'loading dock' and opening the doors to the facts...just the facts. 

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