What does the expression “politically correct” mean to you? What does the picture of a mirage have to do with being “politically correct?” Well, just like a mirage, political correctness is deceptive. Political correctness leads us to accommodate lies until our increasing acquiescence allows the sins of liars to enslave us.
What kind of sins? Well, political correctness is obviously related to politics, but the sins are ordinary enough.
Here in the Introduction we will try to spark your interest and show the relevance of the topic. With a couple of examples we will show how political correctness is used to shame people into lying.
So let’s begin with our examples.
What happens when a Conservative rejects the argument that Global Warming is a proven fact. Don’t the politically correct treat him like he has lost his mind? Yet, consider the problem. What is the “proof?” The “proof” involves two things:
- The consensus of the experts.
- The “fact” that we cannot afford to do nothing.
But what is the solution offered by the politically correct? Doesn’t their solution actually amount to doing nothing? They don’t have a way to solve the problem. Using windmills, and solar panels, and enormous numbers of batteries just produces a different and still serious set of problems. Moreover, China and others will happily burn fossil fuels. That includes what is required to produce our windmills, solar panels and batteries. If we implement the politically correct “solution,” all we will do is give the government — The Establishment — much more power. Since tyranical governments are notorious for poluting their countries, that is really quite ironic.
Biological Sex Versus Gender
Here of late the politically correct insist that we must substitute gender choice for the plain reality of biological sex. That has led to creation of LGBTQ “rights” such as same-sex “marriage.” The latest demand is that we must quietly acquiesce when biological men want to use the ladies room, undress in women’s locker rooms, and compete in women’s sports. We must even cooperate, let the sexually confused put their words in our mouths, and accept their demand that we address them by their preferred pronouns.
Where is the LGBTQ agenda headed? The politically correct want children, prior to the age of puberty, to have the “right” to transition to the opposite sex. That is plainly child abuse, but that is what happens when we substitute going along to get along with doing what we know to be right.
Effectively, the politically correct want us to believe that the difference between men and women does not exist, that biology does not matter. How absurd is that? Where do babies come from? Do storks deliver them?
Believe The Science?
The politically correct would have us believe that “they” follow the science and Conservatives don’t. The COVID-19 pandemic is the latest example. In their quest for power, the politically correct have demanded lockdowns, mandated vaccines, required social distancing and masks, shut down businesses, churches and schools, and so forth. Has any of that worked any better than allowing We the People to make our own choices? No.
Multiculturalists would have us believe that all cultures are equally good, that what we believe does not matter. Note again that these are the same people who say they believe and follow the science, and science is part of our culture.
What are the bedrock beliefs of any cultural group? When we speak of a cultural group, don’t the shared religious beliefs of that cultural group provide the strongest bonds between the members of that group? Hence, when multiculturalists want us to believe that all cultures are equally good, they are demanding is that we believe that all religious beliefs are equally good and true. Yet, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and so forth all have beliefs that contradict the beliefs of other religious beliefs. All those religions cannot all be true at the same time. Therefore, the only way all cultures can be equally good and true is for all religious beliefs to be equally invalid. Hence, multiculturalism is actually just a deceitful scheme used by Secularists to undermine the belief in God.
The politically correct would have us believe that the Constitution is a “living document,” that the Constitution means whatever the majority of the black robed judges on the Supreme Court say it means. Supposedly, we don’t have either the expertise or the right to form our own opinions about the Constitution. Of course, that doesn’t restrain the politically correct from trying to pack the court whenever it looks like the Supreme Court might overturn their sacred cow, Roe v. Wade.
The politically correct would have us believe that a woman has the Constitutional right to abort her child, which in the name of their cause they have designated a “fetus.” A baby is human, but a fetus is not? When we change a word, do we change reality or just our belief about what is real? At what point does a fetus become a human? When it exits the birth canal? Why not when a toddler can talk? Why not when a young person graduates high school, gets a job, and becomes a productive taxpayer? After all, if an adolescent is just a useless brat, what is wrong aborting that adolescent? The politically correct don’t know, but they can justify their obfuscation with a clever phrase, “pro-choice.”
Meanwhile, the politically correct reject School Choice, vaccine choice, mask choice, the choice of gun ownership, and so forth. The politically correct even vote for Socialism, which would lead the abolition of individual choices.
The politically correct believe the Federal Deficit does not matter. They would have us believe that the Federal Government can spend all the money it wants and that that will lead to prosperity. They would have us believe that the basic principle of economics, Law of Supply & Demand Definition (investopedia.com), does not matter. They would have us believe that a spending spree would not radically increase the money supply and lead to the economic disruptions that have always accompanied inflating the currency of a nation.
Apparently, the politically correct do not follow the economics any better than they follow the science.
The politically correct want us to believe that history began in 1619 with the arrival of the first slave in Jamestown, Virginia. The politically correct want us to believe that all of American history revolves around the practice of slavery. The politically correct want us to believe that reverse racism is the only way to end systemic racism.
Do the politically correct want us to end racism by guilting us into allowing them to be racists? It certainly seems that way.
The Mainstream News Media Is Objective and Unbiased
Does anyone still believe that once steadfast lie, that the mainstream news media is objective and unbiased?
Where Is This Series Headed?
That is enough examples. What was the point? The elites, especially those in the news media, can shame and cajole us into believing things just because they insist and insist and insist what they want us to believe is true. They use our doubts and insecurities to keep us from challenging their “truths.” In addition, they don’t report the other side of the argument.
What will the rest of this series discuss?
- What Is The Definition Of And The Origin Of Political Correctness?
- What Is The Effect Of Political Correctness Upon Our Education System?
- What Is The Relationship Between Political Correctness And Sin?
- What Is The Character Of Those Who Promote Political Correctness?
- What Should Be Our Response To Poltical Correctness?“““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““
- The 24 Most Absurdly Politically Correct Moments of the Last Decade | National Review
- Political Correctness Is Destroying America (theintercept.com)
- Political Correctness and the Suicide of the Intellect | The Heritage Foundation
- Discover 100 Politically Correct words and phrases – (bnp.org.uk)
- Woke Don’t Work: 6 Examples of Political Correctness Gone Tragically Bad – PJ Media
- Politically correct – Conservapedia
- ‘Politically Correct’: The Phrase Has Gone From Wisdom To Weapon : Code Switch : NPR