Thursday, April 2, 2015

From Ten Years ago, But Still As Relevant Today. “Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small."

Our Culture, What’s Left Of It
“Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.” -- - Theodore Dalrymple via Frontpage

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do great minds think alike? If not, then then there's a lot of coincidence, based on the incidents of the day.
I refer you to this Western Rifle Shooter recent posting:

https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/not-to-persuade-or-convincebut-to-humiliate/

B Woodman
III-per

Chris said...

PC really is just a different word for group think, be part of the group, or be ostracized, these are our choices today. I, for one, will go the ostracizing route, I cannot stomach the pc crap that is being thrown out there, if we disagree, we are bigots or worse. I hope people will enjoy themselves @ camp Fema, God knows, there are going to be a lot of Americans being locked up, for our own protection, of course.

ag42b said...

As an aside, the correct terminology for people of color has changed so many times, that I no longer know what the current "correct" term is.

I have always just referred to them as people, and let others make their own conclusions.

I am not racist, or most any other kind of "-ist". People of color fought and died in the American Revolution, so to me, they are the same as I. Crispus Attucks and his brethren participated in earning our freedom.

I once saw a bumper sticker that said "Political Correctness Sucks", but I was unable to meet the driver to inquire where the stickers were sold.