There is another blogger, who I want to be like when I grow up — HarsH ReaLiTy. About a week or so ago, he made a post called, PC-ME and I got to thinking about this Political Correctness shennanigans again and a conversation I had a little bit ago with a coworker and my best male friend.
The question I posed is, “Have we gone too far with being Politically Correct?”
And they answered with a resounding, Yes. I completely agree. Society has taken Polictical Correctness to a level, I and many others believe, it wasn’t meant to go. People are just to damn sensitive nowadays. Once upon a time you could say what was on your mind without someone breaking down in tears or going to go tell their mommy and daddy or losing their jobs.
Now don’t get me wrong I don’t think anyone should say anything that is deliberately malicious, but no one should have to walk on eggshells or tiptoe through the daisies or beat around the proverbial bush in order not to offend. Being offended is a part of life. It helps to thicken your skin. In my opinion some offenses help you become a better person.
So, I did a little bit of digging, as is my way when curiosity gets the better of me. Where did the term Politically Correct/Political Correctness (P.C.) come from?
Political Correctness is a Marxist ideology. It began in a think tank in Germany in 1923 with the hopes of spreading Communism to Western Civilization (i.e. the United States). The thought is the individual is nothing and that an individual cannot have valid ideas. It’s also thought that in order to bring Communism to the Western World, it must destroy itself by chipping away at the rights of the annoying individuals that dare to have an individual idea.
So, how in the world were these folks going to spread communism and make sure we implode on ourselves.
Change their speech and thought patterns by spreading the idea that vocalising your beliefs is disrespectful to others and must be avoided to make up for past inequities and injustices. Then use this to stifle any discussion which might show the lack of common sense in their ideology. And call it something that sounds positive: “Political Correctness.”
I don’t believe that Political Correctness was created to spread communism to the Western World, but I do believe we have completely embraced the Totalitarian idea of Marxism.
Now are you offended?
If you are, then good.
If not, you should be. Why? Because your rights to be an individual thinker and being able to speak your mind is being eroded and not slowly either.