posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 11:52 PM
There are many forms of "political correctness" and this term means many things to many people. Usually it takes the form of cumbersome word-games
or illogical laws. I'll pick one example I just came across in another thread: the Royalty of the UK changed their title from "Defender of the
Faith" to "Defender of the Faiths" because they didn't want to "discriminate" between people who might not happen to be members of the Church of
England. Many in the UK have also advocated allowing Sharia Law in because "who are we to say our legal system is any better?"
Such moves are probably conceived of as "humble" and "tolerant" but the fact is they all go one way: taking power from the "bad guys" of that
horrible old bogyman "Traditional Western Civilization" in order to increase rights and respect for "historically marginalized persons" of
whatever pursuasion. The bizzare thing is that the people with the power seem to be "freely giving it away," which runs counter to all assumptions
about human nature one can learn from history.
On the face of it, it seems like a kind of humility, but really it is the ultimate in arrogance because the REAL feelings in the hearts of people who
espouse these doctrines is something like: "We are so strong and secure, so we cannot possibly be threatened in any way by these poor, disasvantaged
waifs. So we'll toss them some crumbs to be fair."
This is monumental inner arrogance, absolutely stunning, because it REFUSES to acknowledge that any potential competitoror enemy of "traditional
culture" could EVER be strong enough to threaten it. Instead, such possible competitors are treated like loveable little muppets, to be coddled and
patted on the head. It bespeaks an ABIDING DISRESEPECT for the power of one's potential adversaries. It alsorepresents EXTREME HUBRIS because it
implies that one's current position is so amazingly powerful that NOTHING could ever be of serious threat to it.
In the end, paradoxically, these types of doctrines are the ultimate in discrimination because they imply an assumed, automatic, and abiding
SUPERIORITY of the one dishing out the "PC" to such an extent that they actually have power to give away like tossing confetti into the air. One day
they (or, more likely, their children, if they are politically incorrect enough to have any at all, that is) will wake up and discover their position
is and always has been a lot shakier than they have arrogantly assumed for decades.