Political Correctness

Can Social Justice Lead to Critical Thinking?

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2015
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Does critical thinking equal social justice? A local college president thinks so, and Kevin Kervick joins us (a professor at the same college) to explore the subject, political activism, adding some conservative diversity to social justice programs, culture, revolution, and even left handed albino lesbian studies. We always have great segments with Kevin.  Have a […]

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Appropriate, given our GrokTALK! banter on “Left handed Albino Lesbian Studies” feminism

by Skip January 10, 2015

And the applicability of such a degree to today’s job market: “Left handed Albino Lesbian Studies” – heh!  I guess none of them would like the line that I see on some T-Shirts: “Yeah, now go make me a sammich”  

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“A society of emasculated liars…” – Theodore Dalrymple

by Susan Olsen January 2, 2015

“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 […]

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DCE nails the illogical outcome of the “trophy for everyone” child raising

by Skip December 26, 2014

When you’ve only been a precious little snowflake your entire life, at which every turn someone is patting your head, rewarding you for basically not much more than living, a mindset occurs that can drive the rest of us to the (WARNING: EMOTIONAL TRIGGER ALERT!) point of strangling these dear waifs that have no clue […]

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Post-Christmas Karma: “Don’t say Merry Christmas!”

by Skip December 26, 2014

War on Christmas?  A Grinch?  A militant atheist? Kicking religion from the public square?  Just a self-centered grump who needs to learn social skills?  Dunno; pick one of those or make up your own but the NY Post has a story of someone who was just SO militant in disallowing other peoples’ Free Speech, he […]

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Anything to keep from calling them “the enemies of the United States”

by Skip November 28, 2014

I guess this is, in part, the cover for Obama to start repatriating those Islamic fighters that have worked to kill Americans – after all, doesn’t “belligerants” sound more like just misguided people with an anger management problem?  Such is the Obama Administration trying all of the linguistic tricks in the books in support of […]

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Remember – Political Correctness is ALWAYS about Cultural Marxism

by Skip November 17, 2014

Political Correctness is ALWAYS about someone trying to assert control over you – thoughts, words, and deeds. (H/T: Powerline)

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Genderless Gingerbread Figures? Happy Holidays!

by Steve MacDonald October 24, 2014
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NRO A deli in Melbourne, Australia is apparently selling genderless, organic, vegan gingerbread cookies for those who may be offended by the phrase “gingerbread man.” A picture of the quintessential Christmas cookie next to a sign that reads “organic, genderless gingerbread figures” and “vegan” was posted on Reddit this week. The ‘Great taste’ of forced […]

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University, Leftist Intolerance Stymied by Court

by Scott Morales October 21, 2014
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How’s it hangin? Well, shriveled and withdrawn it turns out for the University of New Mexico and one of its iridescent professors.  Looks like they were so used to having the seemingly inexhaustible cudgel of politically correctness to bludgeon the skull of any poor fool that dared question their rainbow of intolerance that they went […]

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Well, isn’t that the purpose of Political Correctness – to eliminate speech?

by Skip August 27, 2014

Political Correctness = Cultural Marxism.  Or if you prefer, Orwell’s doublethink.  Eliminate the use of words and you eliminate the ideas they stand for.  Why do you think our schools and politics are so PC? (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Democrats hate “Washington Redskins” but embrace Andrew Jackson – the real “Indian Killer”

by Skip August 4, 2014

Remember here, the Leftist activists and the hoi-polloi of the Democrat elite solons (e.g., Reid, Pelosi, and others of the Cultural Marxist (more the Marxist, notably)) that have decried their outrage they have (faux as it is) for any of those “racists” that believes that the Washington Redskins and Chief Wahoo mascot of the Cleveland Indians […]

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“Caucasians” – I’m supposed to be offended by this white Chief Wahoo? Ha!

by Skip August 2, 2014

Let’s get right to the nub of this – the Progressive Left’s attempts to force a name change of the Washington Redskins (and college / high school teams and their mascots) is simply Political Correctness (aka, really Cultural Marxism) run amok. It is “groupthink” under the rubric of “politeness” – you WILL think like us about them or we […]

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Cultural Appropriation: Er, who WOULD you ask for permission?

by Skip June 6, 2014

Seriously,  this Political Correctness on campuses is just getting well past “Stuck on Stupid”.  Does anyone study any serious subjects anymore?  Or is this stuff just the end result of the intersection of the Self-Esteem Trophy movement in our educational system with the Cultural Marxist (aka, Political Correctness) – just a huge puddle of precious […]

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Notable Quote – Kirsten Powers

by Skip May 15, 2014

Welcome to the Dark Ages, Part II. We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the mob or face the consequences. How ironic that the persecutors this time around are the so-called intellectuals. They claim to be liberal while behaving as anything but. The touchstone of liberalism is tolerance […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip March 10, 2014

The idea that politicians should write laws restricting people critical of them is as perverse as the idea that the sprawling, opaque IRS bureaucracy should be assigned to construe and apply such laws. It is bad enough that there is the misbegotten Federal Election Commission to do what the First Amendment forbids — government regulation […]

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Competition proves that women are unequal to men

by Skip February 20, 2014

In times past, I’ve been glued to the screen watching the Olympics – this time, not so much.  TMEW has been and with the DVR, has saved off some of the events that she knows I’d like to watch a bit – short course speed skating, bobsled, bi-athalon, some of the other skiing, and snowboard.  […]

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Maybe this is why Congress has such a bad rep & we’re in such deep sneakers – misplaced priorities

by Skip February 11, 2014

With a miasmia not seen since the Carter Presidency, you’d think that those elected to Congress would actually attend to those things of national / world level.  We’re still at war, our allies are running away from us, our enemies are laughing at us, the economy is in the tank with unprecedented levels of labor […]

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“Civility of discourse” is a red herring when done either by the Left OR the Right

by Skip February 4, 2014

Ah yes, Political Correctness can run amok – and this demonstrates that the wielding of the Political Castration club can and is used by both sides of the aisle.  And frankly, it is becoming quite boring.  In fact, I really wasn’t going to say much about this until I read this: “We really are a […]

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Marine Corps: Politican Correctness, Diversity, and Feminism for combat?

by Skip December 29, 2013

From the Eldest, a prior Marine: “This is gonna get a lot more people killed” From the Washington Examiner, news that many of us said would soon be forthcoming when Obama made the decision that women would be serving in combat – that standards would be lowered: The Marine Corps has delayed the requirement for […]

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And if you don’t think that GLAAD is authoritarian or totalitarian in nature…

by Skip December 23, 2013

Up to this point, I’ve said little on the Duck Dynasty imbroglio – but I will as Rick is absolutely spot on.  We are in a culture war that has been a “hot war” for a few years now.  Government is now in the business of enforcing a secular-humanism religion in the public square and […]

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Hmm, I thought it was CHRISTMAS time – has Political Correctness overtaken the NH GOP??

by Skip December 18, 2013

Seriously….it’s Christmas! (H/T: NH GOP)

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Yesterday’s TV Commercials

by Rick Olson November 11, 2013

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.” —Bertrand Russell

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Jennifer – remember “derogatory”? You threw me under the bus, a few of years back

by Skip October 21, 2013

Oh, Sidenote first (because it IS just that kind of day): OK, Landrigan, you and DiStaso are a pair today.  He can’t tell a TEA Partier from shinola and you can’t even get the names straight: “Bragdon goes on offense in offering defense”.  Even as we are castigated as mere bloggers, all I keep hearing […]

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Mike Barnacle’s Pal

by Ed Naile October 7, 2013

I think it is high time Obama got into the remaking of America in every way he dreamed about in college. Oh he is going to initiate single payer health lines, register and seize private firearms, make the rich pay their fair share, pay reparations to blacks for slavery and all that, but first he […]

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RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon” – Hey, he used to teach it; time it is used on him

by Skip August 24, 2013

Political Correctness police (almost always Progressives as they seek to use this tool of Political Castration to move Forward their agenda of Cultural Marxism) do what they always do – find someone who has upset your sense of being and then DESTROY him – and that is what they did to that Rodeo Clown wearing […]

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The tolerance of cultural Marxism in the Academy? Does not go far, it seems

by Skip May 22, 2013

Institutions of higher learning, at least when I was there 30 40 years ago, they were hotbeds of discourse, ideas, and ideologies.  You had a stand – you took it, you said it, and you defended it.  Others did the same.  At the time, even if they didn’t listen, they at least gave you the […]

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Another example of Western culture committing suicide: the Flag of St George is unPC – in ENGLAND???

by Skip May 16, 2013

The national flag of England is not the Union Jack but the Flag of St. George (see, left).  In one town in England, the town council has declared that its own national flag is too offensive to fly over the town (emphasis mine, some reformatting): The flag of St George will not be flying over […]

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“Speedbump” and “FlashBang”‘s accomplices

by Skip May 4, 2013

(H/T: Powerline)

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Apologies, apologies – both show the rot in our culture…and both involve Obama – Part 2

by Skip April 9, 2013

Well, my earlier post was about Obama’s apology – and I still believe it was unwarranted and unneeded.  But Obama bowed to the Political Correctness crowd – and having done so (er, again?), they will make him do so again.  You see, it is a never ending game of gotcha.  And really, when you get […]

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Mark Steyn on freedom of thought, political correctness, and the homosexual agenda

by Tim Condon April 6, 2013

The very erudite and always witty Mark Steyn has a column up at National Review Online about how, when it comes to the homosexual agenda, you vill not be ahlowed to ignohr zee agenda!  You vill oh-bey! Of course, some people are exempt, such as Al Sharpton, referring to “Greek homos,” or Islamic leaders urging that homosexuals be […]

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