Thought control in America – Ways to resist Political Correctness

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steele coddingtonWe hear constant references to "Political Correctness," (PC). Basically PC has become a way of bending the truth to avoid discomfort to any person, group or government agency that might be offended by any factual reality relating to it. Realistically, it's a form of thought control. The most notorious application of PC is the government's continued reference to such events as the 2009 mass murder of troops at Fort Hood as "workplace violence," as well as other more recent acts of violence when any rational conclusion, or truthful examination of the facts would classify the occurrences as "terrorist attacks."

Political correctness has become a way to spin what actually happens in a light that is favorable to the spinner. It's a special talent of liberals to obfuscate failures of ideology and by Obama and company to cast anything detrimental to their causes in a favorable way - like concealing individual income taxes as "investment" in government, or class warfare as inequality etc., etc.
It is a disturbing form of prevarication. Recently Dr. Ben Carson, conservative thinker and potential presidential candidate, commented on "political correctness" as a factor that contributed to the fall of ancient Rome because it undermined truth. He explained that Rome's rulers' thought processes became meaningless because, "Nothing was right and nothing was wrong." And that led to civilizations' collapse. Political correctness has already attained acceptability as a way to mismanage the truth and as Dr. Carson points out, it has infected America.

Here's a wonderful example of how political correctness should be handled, sent to me in a blog by a Canadian friend, attributing the source to a High School in Australia. The school was being sued by the parents of students who received failing grades because of absences and failure to complete the required assignments needed to pass. The parents felt their children, who didn't perform, were disadvantaged and deserved passing grades. The school disagrees and is holding firm. While I can't confirm the story, the reported position of the school administration is reflected in its telephone answering service as follows:

"Hello, you've reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you to the right staff member please listen to all the options before making a selection:

• To lie about why your child is absent, press 1
• To make excuses for why your child did not do his or her homework, press 2
• To complain about what we do, press 3
• To swear at staff members, press 4
• To ask why you didn't get information already sent to you, press 5
• If you want us to raise your child, press 6
• If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone, press 7
• To request another teacher for the umpteenth time, press 8
• To complain about bus transportation, press 9
• To complain about school lunches, press 10

If you realize this is a real world and your child must be accountable and responsible for his or her own behavior, and class-work, and it's not the teacher's fault - please hang up and have a nice day.

If you want this message in another language, move to another country that speaks it. Thank you for your interest in public education."
If the story isn't true, it should be!