Political Correctness
Definition from Google. noun: the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. A simple example: If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman. Is this offensive to the men doing the nicknaming? Is it offensive to others who might hear them? Does it matter? A more complex example: As reported in the media, in a memo to students sent out by West Virginia University (WVU), Title IX coordinator James Goins, Jr. declares that anyone who refuses to use a person’s preferred transgender pronouns is breaking federal law! A political example: Robert Litan, a Democrat, was fired from his left leaning think tank after delivering testimony against an Elizabeth Warren-backed Labor Department plan to regulate financial advisers. Half of House Democrats and virtually all Republicans in Congress oppose the plan because of its costs. Instead of rebutting his argument, Ms. Warren decided to punish it, he was fired from his think tank. One ridiculous example: Princeton University’s ‘Men’s Engagement Manager’, to rehabilitate men that are too masculine. Obviously there are many more, even more dramatic, examples of political correctness gone wild in our culture today. Political correctness can be best described as the opposite of or the enemy of truth.

Political Correctness/Pop Culture Priorities At Work On The $10 bill?

4/20/16
from The Gray Area: It was reported today that the Treasury Department will replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Treasury has been reviewing female candidates for the $10 bill and other denominations targeted for release in 2020 to coincide with the anniversary of women's suffrage. Harriet Tubman is certainly a worthy American to be enshrined on our currency. The New York Times, in this same story, also reported that Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew reneged on his 10-month-old commitment to put a woman on the face of the $10 bill, evidently bowing to the Broadway-stoked popularity of the $10 bill’s current star, Alexander Hamilton. The success of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” may have played a part in scuttling plans to put a woman on the $10 bill. This made me laugh. Of course, we all know how affected the American public is by political correctness and pop culture masquerading as news, but this puts it front and center. Poor Andrew Jackson never had a chance since he didn't have a movie, TV show or Broadway play going at the time of this decision. This PC and pop culture news effect also works the other way. How about this New York Times opinion piece in the paper at the same time, The Hamilton I’d Put on the $10 Bill. If the leftist elites don't like you, they have newspapers, magazines, movies, TV shows and Broadway plays that denigrate your image. Happens regularly at election time. Remember this gem:
  • The Iron Lady

- story of Margaret Thatcher - portrays the iconic British PM as a whack job

And more recently:
  • Concussion

- target large business, the NFL - hype that huge corporations take advantage of people, is not to be trusted, that only the media, the government and the Democrat Party politicians can protect you against large religious organizations

  • Spotlight

- War on religion, targeting the Catholic Church sex scandal - hype that religion is not to be trusted, that only the media, the government and the Democrat Party politicans can protect you against large religious organizations

  • The Big Short (5M domestic tickets sold)

- targets Wall Street and the 2008 housing crash - points to lack of regulations, Wall Street greed and a system that is rigged against the common man - message = regular people need government help

  • The Danish Girl

- pushes the transgender and gender identity agenda

  • Carol

- establishes love is all that matters - targets 50s repression of lesbian lifestyle - points to approach for all life styles today as being progressive

  • Madoff

- liberal actor Robert Dreyfuss - points figure at rich white people taking everyone's money fraudulently (doesn't mention how he took rich liberal Hollywood people's money) - tries to rank Madoff as the most despicable man in modern history? (that leaves out Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc)

  • Truth

- Robert Redford, Dan Rather, George W. Bush - enough said

It is really a sad commentary on the American public that we are so uneducated as to be swayed by obvious propaganda. But, more so, for our elected, and appointed, decision makers to be swayed. More From The New York Times:


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