Posted by David Kramer on August 18, 2010 10:36 AM
It was back in the late 1980s when a friend of mine first told me about the concept of “political correctness.” At the time, though I was still a far left liberal, I thought the concept was a little bizarre. After I became a One World Government Conspiracy factualist and libertarian, I started questioning the whole “political correctness” nonsense. Why would referring to a Black person as a “nigger” or a Spanish person as a “spic” or a Jewish person as a “Jew” (Jewish comic Billy Crystal once quipped that Jews are the only ethnic group whose name itself can be used in a derogatory manner!) be considered “politically” incorrect? Isn’t it actually being socially incorrect?
Then it dawned on me: The reason why the Establishment wants to confuse people by referring to this sort of rudeness as “politically” incorrect rather than “socially” incorrect is because pretty soon it will be “politically” incorrect to say anything against whatever totalitarian nonsense the politicians in the gunvernment decide to enact into law. First you brainwash people into being afraid to say one thing, and then you can eventually brainwash people into being afraid to say anything you want to silence. It’s about fear and control. Case in point: That Dept. of Agriculture moron Shirley Sherrod referred to people who were against Obamacare as racists. (23:39 – 24:12 in the video)