The 'Political Correctness' Movement and
other socialist indicators in America

PCism in America

"The most effective way of making people accept the validity of the values they are to serve is to persuade them that they are really the same as those which they … have always held, but which were not properly understood or recognized before.

"And the most efficient technique to this end is to use the old words but change their meaning.

"Few traits of totalitarian regimes are at the same time so confusing to the superficial observer and yet so characteristic of the whole intellectual climate as the complete perversion of language, the change of meaning of the words by which the ideals of the new regimes are expressed."
F. A. Hayek

"Our cult of correctness not only is highly selective in its choice of targets; it's also nothing but cowardice dressed up as good manners — an attempt to silence important ideas, rather than taking the time to grapple with them."  — Tony Snow
"Americans need to be especially on guard against moves against free speech and their right to keep and bear arms. The purpose of passing hate-crime legislation is simply to lay the predicate for passing hate-speech laws. ...Freedom and compulsion are contradictions. ...What the present generation must do is guard against the growing trend toward more authoritarian government. Government is never static. Its tendency is always to move toward more power that means less freedom. But to do that, the present generation must have more faith in itself than it does in government. You can't have a free society unless you trust the people."
— Charley Reese
"I'm all for symbolism. I love symbolism. But I love truth more. And the problem with changing the races of the men who were photographed raising the flag [at the World Trade Center] is that it's not true. It's not factual. It didn't happen that way. Why does it matter? It matters because truth always matters. In fact, it's all that matters.... Once you start slicing and dicing truth, there's no end to it. And once you become comfortable with little adjustments to truth, a tweak here and a tweak there, you begin not to notice when truth disappears altogether. Where truth is absent, tyranny reigns. Such, ultimately, is the loathsome promise of political correctness. But it's only a statue, you say, just a little thing no worse than a white lie (pardon the exclusion). If it makes people feel better, what's the harm? It's not the symbol, darling. It's what the symbol stands for, which isn't truth. If not truth, then what if not a lie?"
— Kathleen Parker
"The First Amendment says nothing about a right not to be offended. The risk of finding someone else's speech offensive is the price each of us pays for our own free speech. Free people don't run to court – or to the principal – when they encounter a message they don't like. They answer it with one of their own."  — Jeff Jacoby
The Origins of Political Correctness
Bill Lind
Political correctness isn't funny. It's here, it's growing and it will eventually destroy, as it seeks to destroy, everything that we have ever defined as our freedom and our culture.

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Little Anthony Freemontīs Twilight Zone is Our Reality
Doug Mainwaring
Little Anthony Freemont - Twilight ZoneRemember little Anthony Freemont, played by cute little Billy Mumy, in one of the "Twilight Zoneīs" most famous episodes? We have entered the "Twilight Zone." The spirit of Anthony Freemont rules our collective psyche, dictating our behaviors. And who is the Tyrant possessed of the spirit of little Anthony? Progressive ideologues. Political correctness seeks to silence all opposition to the advancement of progressive ideology.
The Democrat Race Lie
Bob Parks
Historical timeline exposing the actual record of Democrat pro-slave/anti-civil rights actions and the efforts for repeal by the Republicans from 1858 to present day.
Example: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever” —Sen. Stephen Douglas (D-IL), Democratic Party 1860 presidential nominee, Oct. 13, 1858.
One Nation Under Several Gods?
 Monte Kuligowski
Regardless of whether an individual personally assents to its faith, every nation has a unifying faith in something or someone. Every nation has its ultimate reality which supplies the basis for its laws and morals and shapes its worldview.
The PCspeak of Diversity
Wendy McElroy
PCspeak, like Newspeak in George Orwell's classic novel, Nineteen-Eighty-Four, forms an effective barrier to open discussion of ideas. Without the words necessary, complex thoughts simply cannot be expressed.
“Mein Ehrre heisst Treue”
(My honor is my loyalty)

William A. Mayer
Aside from showing an intolerance that is rather surprising their [the Democrats] behavior underlines a tendency in the party towards an absolute and unconditional loyalty that borders on fanaticism.
The Long, Sad, Violent History of Democrats'
Racial Hatred for Blacks

Perry Drake
Since its inception in the mid-19th century, the GOP has built an exemplary record on civil rights, particularly if you want to use the Democrat Party as a comparison.
The Statists' Dictionary
Word Control for Mind Control

Russell Madden
"Feel, don't think," they implicitly tell us. Emotions are easy, automatic; rational thought is difficult, effortful, a process each individual must start for himself.
There Ought Not to Be a Law
Wendy McElroy
"There ought to be a law" is the unspoken message underlying much of public discourse. And that message makes people reluctant to listen impartially because agreement might lead to yet another regulation.
Purging the Political Correctness Within
Wendy McElroy
Political correctness is not just an ideology; it is an attitude. And although the ideology may be dying out, it can live on in the attitudes many of us have absorbed from our culture – a culture that has been ravaged and dominated by political correctness for decades.
Gone With the War?:
Ideas Whose Time has Passed
Victor Davis Hanson
The main tenet of multiculturalism – that there is no absolute standard for measuring the respective worth of any given culture – has been shattered by 9/11.
Feminists, Leftists "You're Next"
Henry Makow, Ph.D.
'Political correctness' means adherence to feminist doctrine. The term is alien to America because it originates in the Communist Party. Second-wave feminism originated in the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) and almost all its leading activists were/are Marxists.
Flags Flap is Glimpse into Academia's Values
Charles D. Snelling
It is important because it gives the public a glimpse of the plague that infects some of America's finest universities. It is known by a variety of names, including 'political correctness,' 'PC' and 'deconstruction.'
Groupthink and You
Karen De Coster and Brad Edmonds
You see it in daycare centers, and you see it in the public schools, from kindergarten to high school. Group projects abound, shoving together individuals who have no formal bonds, yet are banded together for the purpose of collective decision-making.
The ADL Pushes ''tolerance"?
Why I'm leaving after 25 years
Carl Pearlston
"When I once confessed to our National Director, Abe Foxman, my feelings of just spinning my wheels, he candidly told me that I would have to realize that over 95% of those involved in the ADL were liberal and would be unsympathetic to my conservative views."
America's Re-education Camps
Wendy McElroy
A major PC goal on American campuses is to enforce "sensitivity" through a re-education of students' values. Requiring attendance to sensitivity training has caused some critics to make comparisons to Soviet psychiatry and the re-education camps of some Communist countries, such as Maoist China.
Rethinking the Civil War
Tibor R. Machan
...a monopolized educational system, run by politically appointed "educators," tends to become a system of indoctrination centers, not unlike how such a system is used by all statist regimes once they get in charge of it.
Paying Reparations for Ancient Wrong Is Not Right
Stuart Taylor, Jr.
Most Americans have an instinctive (if self-serving) feel for why it would not be a good idea to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves.
The No-Speech Culture
John Leo
Political correctness hovers over university campuses like an established religion. The notion that free speech is a tool of the oppressor is now mainstream in the campus culture.
No Easy Fixes
Kim Weissman
The self-absorbed vanity and arrogance of the boomer generation, by rejecting traditional morality and the cultural norms that have evolved over centuries, has sown the wind, and society is now reaping the whirlwind.
CULTURE
First they came for the museums and the art houses, and we did nothing. Then they came for the universities, and, again, we did nothing. Then they took the publishing houses and newspapers. But then, then, they came for Dr. Seuss – and it was too late. How the Grinch Stole Christmas recently became the most successful film of 2000. It earned about $220 million in slightly over a month, and could easily end up bringing in $300 million. The original tale featured a Scrooge-like creature with "termites in his smile" and "garlic in his soul" "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch," went the song, and that was all we needed to know about him. ... In the new telling, the Grinch was horribly wronged by mean-spirited Whovilleans. He was a misunderstood child, raised in an alternative-lifestyle family, and was cast out from the snowy Eden by petty, jealous meanies.
— Jonah Goldberg

[from: The Federalist]
The Cookie Crumbles: The Girl Scouts go PC
Kathryn Jean Lopez
Today, the Girl Scouts is arguably one of the most politically correct organizations in the country. The eyes — and ire — of the world may well be on the wrong Scouts.
P.C. - The New Tyranny
We are locked in the clutches of the tyranny known as political correctness - a tyranny that has been allowed to flourish on the campuses of our institutions of higher learning and has now worked it way all the way down to kindergarten level and out into the whole of society.
Politics of Hate
Kim Weissman

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