POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND THE DRIVE TO KEEP US ALL SILENT – Quick! Run for lives the PC brigade is coming. Political Correctness; has there ever been such a creation that has ever caused people to act, or should I say over-react, to a degree of complete and utter stupidity?
Political correctness has to be one of the most dilapidating mental health diseases known to man and yet through careful political manipulation we have been happily taking a dose for decades and now we are completely addicted and yet for all the mental damage it does there is not one single clinic, doctor or rehab centre that is able to cure people from this madness.
Can anyone tell me what is wrong with this? OK, let me elaborate just a little… for starters this was his ‘private’ Facebook page that only close friends and family were privy to. On that note it only takes one of your friends to share something that is considered non-pc and you are right in the doo-doo.
As expected the school’s administration board issued the following statement;
“We are all shocked and pretty disgusted at it. Leicester is a multi-ethnic city and the school reflects this.”
Well yes, maybe it wasn’t exactly the most appropriate thing to do; that is appropriate if you’ve been taking your daily recommended dose of PC tablets.
The ultimate piece of arsenal in any PC booklet has to be the term ‘racist’; and a number of school administrators, local council members and Indian parents are calling for his resignation over what they feel is clearly a racist taunt.
Racist? Are you sure? When did it become racist to wear a turban? Let’s just examine the facts for a moment. For a start Dr Luckcock adorned a turban; that’s not racist that’s a religious statement. Secondly he commented that he was ‘going native’; that’s clearly not racist either as the native or locals wear the turban as part of their religious beliefs.
The fact is that Leicester has more Indian residents than it does whites to the native or local community is predominantly walking around wearing a turban.
If this is a racist act then surely every Indian walking around with a turban is a racist.
The thing with political correctness is that it has become a direct attack on our sense of reality and dare I say ‘sense of humour’. We can’t open our mouths without being accused of being politically incorrect and no doubt there will be some who will view this article as nothing more than condoning racism or politically incorrect humour.
In fact this article has nothing to do with racism; here’s the dictionaries definition
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right torule others;
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination;
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
I agree that the definition could be twisted with the use of ‘inherent differences’ but let’s be honest we are all different which would indicate we are born racist; not just white against black, brown or any other colour you care to mention but that racism is inter-racial – that is we all discriminate against one another; just because we are different.
This rising tide of racism, poured into the pot of political correctness has produced a drug that bends the mind to such an unwillingness to see things for what they are and to silence us from airing our views is crippling us and creating greater levels of intolerance.
No wonder we are living in a society that is becoming more and more segmented as political correctness continues to make us suspicious to the point of complete paranoia.
Has political correctness and the use of the term ‘racist’ gone too far or should we have even greater restrictions on what we can or cannot say? Have your say… leave your comments below.