Thought Police, Donald Trump, Kentucky Judge, and the Coming Famine of the Word

Many are getting concerned about ‘political correctness’ and where it is leading in the USA:

September 3, 2015

America’s “big problem,” declared Donald Trump during the first GOP presidential debate, “is being politically correct.”

Many Americans first heard about “political correctness” back in 1990 from Newsweek’s iconic “THOUGHT POLICE” issue.

Newsweek’s astonishingly candid cover story accurately described the “PC” phenomenon – then blossoming on college campuses nationwide – as “Marxist” and “totalitarian” in origin.

Since then, political correctness and the powerfully totalitarian leftist agenda underlying it have turned many of America’s top universities into what historian William Lind calls “small, ivy-covered North Koreas.” …

  • The term “American” is now considered offensive, at least according to the University of New Hampshire’s “Bias-Free Language Guide.”
  • Similarly, the following perfectly innocent phrases are now offensive, say today’s PC police: “There is only one race, the human race;” “I believe the most qualified person should get the job”; “Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough”; “Where are you from?”; and “Where were you born?”
  • In America’s once-great institutions of higher learning, students are now obsessed with “microaggressions” – well intentioned, harmless expressions including “America is the land of opportunity” – that somehow are considered a form of violence. Students are likewise demanding that “trigger warnings” be attached to great literature like “Huckleberry Finn” and “The Merchant of Venice,” to alert them to any possible discomfort they may feel while reading. Rather than preparing students to handle the stresses and challenges of the real world after they graduate, colleges are conditioning young adults to constantly identify as aggrieved victims for the slightest perceived, and often imaginary, offense.
  • Teachers live in abject fear of being criticized, boycotted, hauled before kangaroo tribunals or fired for offending someone’s – anyone’s – sensibilities by saying the wrong thing. …

“Donald Trump is right about political correctness,” said Whistleblower Editor David Kupelian. “It is like a disease that has infected America and is destroying it. The cure is truth, spoken boldly and courageously, but without hate.

http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/thought-police-2016/#qffsPgKrZVEy2sec.99

I first objected to ‘political correctness’ in writing in 1991 related to certain peers and professors involved with the university I received my Ph.D. from.

The movement has grown.

We are now getting more and more to the place where freedom of academic expression, to cite one, is being limited.  Teachers can lose the opportunity for tenure if they dare teach that there are scientific problems with evolution (e.g. Is There Another View of Evolution?), ‘climate change,’ or a variety of other positions that the mainstream has determined need to be taught a certain way. ...  Read full article.

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