Political Correctness as defined by Merriam Webster’s online dictionary as: conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated.
Today in the United States being politically correct is almost a golden rule. You don’t want to hurt people’s feelings so you steer clear of the truth because the truth hurts people’s feelings. As such, that is not politically correct and that creates an ideology that does not please the people that seem more like sheep being led to a slaughter than people of the human species.
Yet, if the politically correct ideology were to be used in all areas of the world, then it would mean that we couldn’t as humans have a different opinion of an idea because it may well hurt someone or make them hate us for saying it. It also delves heavily into the realms of racism and the very term needs to also be looked at because if one uses the term “racism” to describe a view or action, they are “politically correct” in doing so while those whom say the same thing is not an act of racism are debunked and told they are extreme racists for even thinking along those lines. We must look at the terms or definitions of racism and racist. Both, by the way, when used by those referenced as “white” are not politically correct, but when minorities use them they are most definitely correct. Does anyone see the problem here? It glares out at you like a flare shot in the dark?
Let us look at the first politically correct term now being used, racism. This word has a very long history which will be the point of another article all by itself, but for now we will discuss the ideology behind the term “racism” as used in the politically correct mode. Racism is divided into two separate categories, one called “scientific racism,” and the other called “racial theories in physical anthropology.”
Let us go over just a brief look at scientific racism so as to see just what this means. Using Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, the definition of scientific racism is defined as follows:
“Is the use of pseudo-scientific techniques and hypotheses to support or justify the belief in racism, racial inferiority, or racial superiority, or alternatively the claim of “classifying” individuals of different phenotypes into discrete races or ethnicities. According to the United Nations convention, superiority based on racial differentiation is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous, and there is no justification for racial discrimination, in theory or in practice, anywhere.”
Now all of this has decidedly become grounds to be used as being politically correct in demonstrating that anyone who opposes what Barack Obama does is a racist, and as such, does not have a solid or qualified standing to state anything in opposition to Obama or his actions, or lack thereof. It all comes to being politically correct which is nothing but a term for shutting up and not taking a solid stand on anything. Being politically correct leads to a bunch of people that have no idea of what the real world holds in store for them at all. Being politically correct means they have no winners, no losers, everyone is the same, and everyone plays on an equal field without any problems. Therein lies the problem, because it is within that mindset of being politically correct that the very people it is supposed to help, it actually hurts in a way that does not give them the experience need to see what it feels like to lose; what it feels like to be good at something that others cannot do.
Being politically correct does not help anyone. It hurts the entire society and to think it does not is a sad train of thought that needs to be turned around before it develops a very weak individual that cannot fight through a problem because they have no will to do so because to fight through the problem before them is politically incorrect! If our nation continues on this politically correct ideology we will have people, especially the young ones, come out of school not wishing to take on a challenge because to do so would be politically incorrect. The United States was not developed under this kind ideology of being politically correct so as not to hurt the feelings of those whom one may hurt through their speech. If one should state that Mohammad was a liar, that would be seen as being politically incorrect, because then one offends those whom honor him, but by the same token it is fine if the very people we are told not to offend decide to kill people because they don’t like or honor Mohammad!
Political correctness is not the way of the United States. We are all created equal, but it is what develops after that creation that makes us individuals and that is what makes the United States a great nation. Taking the politically correct attitude would nearly make it a crime to say that after we are created we become individuals with different ideas and different ways, but under the ideology of political correctness it would be said that we are all equal, that we should all be able to make the same and do the same. Of course, those who do not believe in this ideology of being political correct know full well that to keep that ideology alive would end up destroying individuality and making people the same, which could never happen in a real world. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to be themselves, not fall into the pressure of the culture that breeds political correctness.
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