Political Correctness- The Petri Dish of America’s Destruction

Political Correctness- The Petri Dish of America’s Destruction

 petri dishRebecca Mallory
“Truth is stranger than fiction” is alive and well in our destructive PC culture. Just when you think you’ve heard every ridiculous edict relating to political correctness, some other insane story rears it’s ugly head to top it. Has it made America safer and more inclusive? Absolutely not. Spineless, thin-skinned, and over-sensitive are more the adjectives that come to mind. Are there genuine bigots and racists in the world? Of course. We’re all human and make mistakes. And as we all know, behavior cannot be legislated. So I have an idea… how about we “choose” NOT to be offended? How about we “choose” to have a spine and get over it? Like many other man-made policies, political correctness is eroding the very fiber of what makes America great. People as early as the 1940’s were warned of the dangers of PC.

George Orwell’s futuristic novel, published in 1949 titled “Nineteen Eighty-Four” portrays a world of restricted speech called “Newspeak” which eerily resembles political correctness of today where speech and thought are controlled and limited by the state. According to Wikipedia, Newspeak is “a reduced language created by the totalitarian state as a tool to limit free thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom, self-expression, individuality, peace, etc. All language is under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as “thoughtcrimes“. The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, is a member of the Outer Party who works for the Ministry of Truth (or Minitrue), which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism. (Impossible! You can’t just “rewrite” history! Or can you?) His job is to rewrite past newspaper articles so that the historical record always supports the current party line. Smith is a diligent and skillful worker, but he secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion against Big Brother. Hmmm… any similarities to what is happening in America today?
Was Orwell really a prophet of social behavior? Granted, people today are not being hauled off to prison for the mere words they speak, but we’re headed down that path. However, the poor guy who was thrown in prison for producing the “hateful and spontaneous Benghazi youTube video” may beg to differ. Each day we are assaulted by the media telling us what we should believe, how we should act and the correct words we should say. Despite our individual beliefs, we must now accept without equivocation, gay rights, abortion for any reason at any time, and a myriad of other morally destructive behaviors. Yet… we are immediately condemned for any expression of religion, sanctity of marriage or a pro-life stance. No, no! Any of those beliefs make you a bigot, racist, or hate-monger. Your beliefs are offensive, theirs are not.

    If you were Rip Van Winkle, waking up from a twenty year slumber today, you may not recognize your world. Flip on the news this past week and this is what you would have heard. 1) An outraged mother in Mobile, Alabama picked up her five year old daughter from school holding a contract she was forced to sign by school administrators. It stated that five year old Elizabeth would never “commit suicide or kill anyone on campus.” Without her mother’s permission, this mere child was questioned by school officials about her thoughts of depression or suicide. This child can hardly write her own name! These are terms she’s never even heard of. What was her heinous crime? She drew something “that looked like a gun then pointed a crayon at another child while saying ‘pow pow’.” Are you kidding me? Good thing I’m not Elizabeth’s mother. That kid would be pulled from that school faster than they could realize they were losing public funds without her.

It gets worse folks. Also this week in Lincoln, Nebraska, the school district brainiacs sent out instruction to all teachers that they can no longer refer to their students as boys and girls.” Because they don’t want to offend any transgendered children, they will now be referred to as  ‘PURPLE PENGUINS.'”  Not kidding. Look it up. These non-gender specific mounds of flesh and bone will line up now according to their preference of skateboards or bikes; apples or oranges. How can this possibly be acceptable to anyone but a psychiatrist who needs to build up his/her (oh sorry! I mean more mature Purple Penguin) clientele?? I used to think home schooling was a little odd and against the mainstream. Not anymore. Please be aware of what your sweet and innocent children are being exposed to in public school. Please do not take it for granted that educators, and especially administrators, have your kids’ best interest at heart. Just pay attention. Warning: A huge proponent of this nonsense is woven throughout the Common Core curriculum.  Your school? If they took “Raise to the Top” funds, yup, that’s your school.

     Well, Rip, if blood isn’t shooting out your ears already, listen to these absurd over-reaching examples of PC crazy town from just the past few months:

A. The Missouri State Fair has permanently banned a rodeo clown from performing just because he wore an Obama mask, and now all of the other rodeo clowns are being required to take “sensitivity training“…

B. Government workers in Seattle have been told that they should no longer use the words “citizen” and “brown bag” because they are potentially offensive.

C. A Florida police officer recently lost his job for calling Trayvon Martin a “thug” on Facebook.

D. One sportscaster lost his job by referring to a well-known adage, “chink in the armor” to New York Knick’s Jeremy Linn.

E. A professor at Ball State University was recently banned from even mentioning the concept of intelligent design because it would supposedly “violate the academic integrity” of the course that he was teaching.

F. Chaplains in the U.S. military are being forced to perform gay marriages, even if it goes against their personal religious beliefs.  The few chaplains that have refused to follow orders know that it means the end of their careers.

G. The governor of California has signed a bill into law which will allow transgendered students to use whatever bathrooms and gym facilities that they would like…Hey mom! Hope you’re not bigoted enough to feel uncomfortable with that!!

H. In San Francisco, authorities have installed small plastic “privacy screens” on library computers so that perverts can continue to exercise their “right” to watch pornography at the library without children being directly exposed to it.

I.  In America today, there are many groups that are absolutely obsessed with eradicating every mention of God out of the public sphere.

J. According to a new Army manual, U.S. soldiers will now be instructed to avoid “any criticism of pedophilia” and to avoid criticizing “anything related to Islam”.

K. The Obama administration has banned all U.S. government agencies from producing any training materials that link Islam with terrorism.  In fact, the FBI has gone back and purged references to Islam and terrorism from hundreds of old documents.

L. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against criminals because it has a “disproportionate” impact on minorities.

Political Correctness used to be a joke. Now it’s arguably the most destructive tool eroding our freedoms because it festers and affects almost every facet of our lives in an attempt to sterilize us from all injustice. Good luck with that. Just a few members of the “Inner Party” have determined what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in speech, beliefs and actions. Who said they were right and we were wrong?? We did. Through our vote, our apathy, our support, our giving up,  by our merely sitting around fretting. C’mon America! Stand up and be counted!  We’ve had enough of this nonsense.

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