Sunday, July 5, 2015

Political Correctness Triumphant

Reading a story about current techniques used by universities and colleges to banish all forms of thought and free expression that can no longer be tolerated by the Left after watching and listening to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." by the Texas Tenors is like going from the heights of patriotism to the depths of the sickness that is Progressivism.

Although more insidious forms of "Right Think" have indoctrinated generation after generation of our young, one specific technique became more blatant after the publication of an article in 2007 on "Micro-aggression." Writing online in Fox News on July 2, 2015, Kyle Rothenberg describes "Political correctness 101: Praising America, virtues of hard work dubbed 'micro-aggression' on campuses."

Rothenberg goes on to say that, "Other examples of 'offensive' statements include, 'I believe the most qualified person should get the job,' 'Affirmative action is racist,' 'Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough,' 'When I look at you, I don’t see color,' and 'I don’t believe in race.' A full list of these “offensive” statements can be seen here. These forbidden terms were initially identified in a 2007 American Psychologist publication by Columbia University’s Psychology and Education Professor Derald Wind Sue, which has now become a key training primer for incoming faculty at schools including the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point." (Other obvious universities such as the University of Chicago and Loyola University in Chicago adhere to these principles as well." The unstated but clear purpose in inculcating these guidelines in new faculty is to ensure their students are indoctrinated into the ultimate insanity of Political Correctness.

Below are a few examples taken from  Sue, Derald Wing,Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation, Wiley & Sons, 2010 of the kinds of quite possibly innocent remarks you are not longer supposed to make. Eventually, by banishing micro-aggression phrases from the language, in the end these liberals will accomplish what George Orwell described in 1984, "Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible because there will be no words in which to express it."
Themes Microaggression Examples Message
Alien in One's Own Land "Where are you from?" You are not a true American.
Color Blindness "There is only one race, the human race." Denying the significance of a person of color's racial/ethnic experience and history.
Myth of Meritocracy "I believe the most qualified person should be given the job." People of color are given unfair benefits because of their race.
Myth of Meritocracy "America is the land of opportunity." People of color are lazy and/or incompetent and need to work harder."

Hint: "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."(Attributed to Voltaire but not confirmed.)

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