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.

Attempted Murder, The War on Truth

from The Gray Area:

Matthew Kelly, in his new book Resisting Happiness, spends a chapter on truth, and our culture's attempt to murder it. Here are the opening two paragraphs from Chapter 23. Doesn't it apply to the senseless blather in the media this weekend about Trump inauguration 'crowd sizes' and "alternative facts".

Our Culture is trying to murder the truth. It doesn't believe in objective truth. We have fallen into this ridiculous relativism that says, "What's true for you is true for you, and what's true for me is true for me." In other words, there is no objective truth. Nothing is true for everyone. Your opinion is your opinion and my opinion is my opinion. Truth is relative. So I may say 1+1=2, but you may say that 1+1=3.

This is, of course, absurd.

Some things are true and the same for everyone. Gravity is one example. It is true for everybody. If you jump from a building you will fall to the ground. Saying gravity does not exist or that you do not acknowledge gravity does not change reality. People need water and air to live. This is an objective truth. Water freezes once it is chilled to a certain temperature. This is true for everyone, everywhere.

This nonsense that simply thinking something makes it true reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw once that read, God is Dead, Nietzsche. Below that it read, Nitzsche is dead, God.

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