The phrase “political correctness” was born as Communism was collapsing. I do not think this was chance. I am not suggesting that the torch of Communism has been handed on to the political correctors. I am suggesting that habits of mind have been absorbed, often without knowing it.Limiting speech to politically correct speech, bludgeoning some folks as racist when one tries to distill speech into gobbledygook that makes the derivatives somehow appear racist and global warming are the tools used by those that do not deserve political power or who do not have legitimate power to wield more than they have earned. As communism failed, these are the tools that took its place.
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