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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, February 03, 2006



At the start, political correctness started out as pressure, externally applied and placed upon regular people by academic elites so as not to say certain things that were “judged improper.” But, there has been a remarkable development along the way; it has become insidious. It has run amok. Today, honest opinions not only are not tolerated, but they are not respected, nor are they viewed as a constitutional right.

Political correctness is not the same as criticism. One should be able to criticize without political correctness becoming an obstacle. What is deemed “politically correct” is as likely to make us prisoners of controlled speech as our prejudices are to blind us. We are not all alike, but we are no longer allowed to observe and revel in our social differences.

Political correctness aims to sentence us to a state of obmutescence. It obviates our right to ruminate on the issues we feel important to our lives, and to think for ourselves, void of collectivism. In a society, purportedly free, it has become society's censorial functionary.

Individualism and political correctness are mutually exclusive objectives. This is so, because a true individualist keeps an open mind when it comes to knowledge, and political correctness is nothing more than an attempt to supress reality.

As Gerry Spence, stated in his book Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom, "Political correctness is the hollow voice of power exhorting the slaves to let the master think for them. It is often no more than the dictates of a group of self-appointed censors foisting their doctrine on us."


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