Until recently, I’d never have thought of using such skin tightening words to describe America. It’s not like we have soldiers with machine guns patrolling our strip malls and we don’t have helicopters tearing through the night sky enforcing a national curfew (although I wouldn’t mind some tear gas being dropped into the angry apartment complex next to mine).
…after hearing the term applied to what the Reagan called “The World’s Shining Light” on Andrew Wilcow’s radio show, it was all disturbingly clear. In a nation such as ours, the government doesn’t need to go the head cracking route. Nope, instead we’re stuck with something far more stealth like in its abstractness, the smothering specter of political correctness. That’s right, the dreaded PC. It may not be as physically intimidating as an AK-47, but the term, which first reared its shape shifting head to the mainstream around the dawn of the Bill Clinton years, is off the charts when it comes to insidious passive aggressiveness.
The truth is, the concept of Political Correctness didn’t begin in the 1990s. In fact, Marxists have been using the term “politically correct” for about the past eighty years. Karl Marx, in his quest to force everyone to wear the same pair of shoes, understood the value of controlling what people could say. If you controlled the argument, you could control the people, what better way to institute the dehumanizing Communist Regime? Simply making it a crime to say the wrong thing has the shockingly effective ability to shackle a society without ever having to pull a trigger or fire a canister into a crowd.
Never before has the soul sucking weapon of Political Correctness been used so singularly or successfully against a nation’s citizens as it is in 2012 America. In a land of liberal activist judges, public school systems and universities indoctrinating students with leftist ideology, and a deranged mainstream media hurling around vague, emotionally paralyzing terms such as “diversity”, “multiculturalism”, and “tolerance”, there’s really no need for anything as unprogressive as brute force.
Now if I can just get a chopper to do a flyover of the complex next door…
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