Time To Push Back At Political Correctness

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political correctnessOver the last couple of years, we’ve seen a definite rise in political correctness. Not only are they now trying to control our speech with it, but the left is using this insidious method to literally control society.

There is no question that political correctness reached a new high in 2015, even going so far as to ban the Confederate battle flag and remove historic monuments from many southern states.

The whole concept of political correctness is insidious. It’s one of the left’s many tools that they use to control the right, trying to force us to conform to their will. In that, it’s no different than Muslims trying to force others to live under Sharia Law or Communists forcing people to bow to the state. It’s all about control and using fear to control people.

We have to understand that fear is the mechanism that is used to implement political correctness. We who are controlled by it are afraid of being labeled racist, sexist or any other “ist” that the left comes up with. It’s as if those words were true badges of dishonor and that we would be permanently branded with them, much like the woman in “The Scarlet Letter.”

Well, I think we could all learn a lesson from Hester Prynne, the protagonist of The Scarlet Letter. She didn’t hide her letter, but wore it boldly, like a soldier wearing a medal. She was proud of who she was and if others didn’t like it, that was their problem.

While I don’t agree with adultery, I do agree with standing up for who you are. Fortunately, more and more conservatives are getting fed up with political correctness and finally taking a stand against it, regardless of the consequences. I’m not just talking about politicians either; everyday people are taking a stand as well, even when they know it’s going to cost them.

The thing is, if we don’t take a stand against political correctness, the liberals are going to get their way and succeed in controlling us. They will do it with nothing more than nasty words and name calling. In other words, we will be allowing them to control us with their immaturity.

How many times have you seen it? A liberal and a conservative are discussing an issue and the liberal runs out of arguments. That’s not too hard, as all they have are their emotional talking points. Once they run out, they resort to name calling, generally using the term “racist” but if that doesn’t apply then any of a number of other names that they have readily memorized in their arsenal.

But political correctness goes far beyond name calling. In a sense, we can call the movement #BlackLivesMatter a political correctness movement. They have decided on a particular narrative and are using violence to silence anyone who disagrees with it. Actually, they’re even using violence against those who haven’t disagreed with it, but simply haven’t yet agreed with their stance forcibly enough. In this, they are intimidating people, especially politicians, into supporting their cause.

The LGBT community is doing the same. Although they represent only about two percent of the population, they are controlling much of the political agenda of this country. In some ways, they’ve succeeded in eliminating the First Amendment rights of the rest of the country, simply by calling everything that is said against them a hate crime. By invoking those magic words, they’ve turned ordinary law-abiding citizens into criminals, complete with criminal penalty.

Or what about the law suits which the LGBT community has succeeded in bringing against businesses who refuse to serve them, specifically those who refuse to serve their weddings? For most of my life, businesses had the right to refuse service to anyone. The only exception was to that was critical services, such as utilities or medical services. But today, Christian businesses who refuse to support their weddings are charged with hate crimes and fined out of business by the government. The worst part of that is that they purposely seek out those businesses, just so that they can attack them.

Every leftist special interest group is taking part in political correctness these days. They are the purveyors of this insidious system and the creators of its rules. All any of them have to do is get the media to agree with their definition, and the new politically correct term is used or the new politically incorrect term is flagged for abusing anyone who uses it.

It is the media, more than anyone else, who controls the whole political correctness machine. As agents of the leftist agenda, they are the promoters and purveyors of leftist ideology. News stories are selected and even changed to match the talking points of the left, taking every opportunity to villainize anyone who doesn’t toe the line.

The Long Way to Nobody’s Freedom

I have to say that this system has grown through the years. When I was a young man, we had something called Freedom of Speech. If others were offended by what was said, they had a right to respond, or in extreme circumstances, take a swing at the speaker. Political correctness seeks to suppress those rights, with the ultimate goal of eliminating them.

We must understand that this is the ultimate goal of political correctness. The elitist left can’t eliminate our Constitutional Rights, no matter how much they want to. So, they have to use other means, specifically social pressure.

Eric Holder referred to this in the context of eliminating our Second Amendment right to bear arms, but that’s not the only place where the left is using it. They are specifically attacking our rights of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, both guaranteed under the First Amendment.

This is why it is so important that we take a stand against political correctness. We need to point out its hypocrisy wherever we see it. We also need to be willing to be labeled as a racist or any other type of “ist” the PC police want to use. If we allow fear to rule us, we will end up losing our rights.

Fortunately, mainstream America is getting fed up with this and the silent majority is taking a stand. Many are finding their voices and speaking out against this insidious insanity. Conservative actors, singers, politicians and businessmen are using their pulpit to make their voice heard. In doing so, they are making our voice heard as well.

We need to add our voice to this. It’s great that Donald Trump, Charles Daniels and Chuck Norris take a stand; but we can’t allow them to stand alone. We too must take our stand, declaring that this country was established on freedom and that the PC police have no Constitutionally authorized authority to take that freedom away from us. If we don’t, they will keep pushing until we lose that freedom.

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Perhaps this is one of the greatest things to come out of the 2016 elections. Trump started it, with his politically incorrect statements, which resonated with so many. He gave voice to what many were thinking and is wealthy enough that he doesn’t care whether people like what he says or not. The thing is, lots of people like what he is saying, even some on the other side of the aisle.

It isn’t Trumps wealth alone that makes it possible for him to be politically incorrect so successfully. If it were, then the Koch Brothers would get away with it too. Yet they are villainized regularly by the political left. No, Trump has something more going for him; he knows how to work with the media.

Trump has been accused more than once of being a showman and of turning the elections into a circus. The thing is, in doing just that, he’s kept the media’s eye on him, allowing him to speak his mind so effectively. While the PC police have screamed “Foul” at every statement he’s made, the American people, especially those on the right, have stood with him and have done so in ever increasing numbers.

Regardless of who ends up winning the 2016 presidential elections, we need to continue taking a stand against political correctness. The Germans didn’t do that in the 1930s, due to fear of the NAZI Brown shirts. That cost them their nation. Well, guess what? We’re facing the very same thing today.

Maybe the current crop of PC police doesn’t wear brown shirts and maybe they’re not spouting off the same slogans, but they’re using the same methods. They are intimidating anyone who disagrees with them, sometimes with words, and when that doesn’t work, with violence.

The point is, the results will be the same. We either stand up to the PC police or they will take control. Then, the country will become the socialist “paradise” that they want and any of us who try to take a stand will be silently carted off to a labor camp somewhere. If that’s not what you want, it’s time to take a stand.

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This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.

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About Bill White

Bill White is the author of Conquering the Coming Collapse, and a former Army officer, manufacturing engineer and business manager. More recently, he left the business world to work as a cross-cultural missionary on the Mexico border. Bill has been a survivalist since the 1970s, when the nation was in the latter days of the Cold War. He had determined to head into the Colorado Rockies, should Washington ever decide to push the button. While those days have passed, the knowledge Bill gained during that time hasn’t. He now works to educate others on the risks that exist in our society and how to prepare to meet them. You can send Bill a message at editor [at] survivopedia.com.
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  1. The preferred weapons of the left are:
    Blame; it's never a liberal's fault, but some one else's.
    Label; they label you a racist, sexist, homophobe, islamaphobe, etc.
    Justify; the liberal will justify an action by stating someone else did it too, somewhere in the past.
    Personal attack; the attack of last resort. Have no more argument? Then verbally attack your opponent.

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  2. Jim Henry says:

    All conservatives should find a book written by Edwin Lutzer named Hitlers Cross. He used the same methods to bring the German people under his control.
    He used the cross to bring the church and his agenda as the same thing.
    Jim Henry

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  3. As a GOP candidate, Dr. Ben Carson is also having a constant battle with the PC media over his plain truth comments. That he would not support a Muslim for a US Presidency caused a PC storm. As did his comments that the Jews in Germany would have had a better go against Hitler if they had been armed. (Like our 2nd Amendment guarantees). He is repeatedly explaining the meaning of his words to the leftist media trying to derail his candidacy.

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  4. dotsiewatson says:

    One thing I've noticed in the past several years is a subtle change in our language, of the pronunciation of the word "the". According o most dictionaries it is (before a consonant) th uh; (before a vowe) th ee.
    As in THEE apple, THUH banana. Apparently certain ethnic groups for some reason always use "thuh" whether through laziness or ignorance.

    Now I find nearly everybody on television uses only "thuh".
    They haven't gone as far as to attack "a" and "an" yet, such as in "an apple", "a banana" but it won't be long.

    Is this a politically correct thing so as to not offend certain ethnicities? Do schools teach this mispronunciation?

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  5. I am left wing and I also dislike all this "I'm offended" type PC policing of our language. You will find allies on the left as well if you want them. You are right that labelling someone as a "racist" can be used instead of an argument by these weasels but I note that you do the same thing with words like "communist." I'll add that Senator Joe McCarthy did a good bit more against the left than PC has done against 'the right.' So these things do have precedent.

    Please don't delude yourself that your political opponents have no arguments. I think that you are wrong on a whole host of issues and I'll bet that I can defeat you in argument but I wouldn't be so glib as to contend that you could not muster one. If you want to defeat this insidious movement then you need to seek out allies beyond your own clique. Let's face it you don't have to convince Trump supporters that PC is horrible. Spiked online http://www.spiked-online.com/ is a publication of the libertarian left which would support this cause and your right to express your views as you see fit, without necessarily endorsing them.

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  6. Loren England says:

    Political correctness is garbage! At 71, I will never be PC. This is abject nonsense! It was well stated, PC drives the sane to madness!

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  7. Couldn't be more pleased to see, however belatedly, a positive reaction is beginning against the Orwellian (`double speak') political correctness which is dictating peoples' lives throughout the Western world. It has its roots in American militant feminism that in the 1950s/60s jumped onto the bandwagon of social discrimination against all types of social minorities in an effort to disguise promotion of its essentially principal feminist cause; that ensured the liberal/left movement grabbed the cause to their bosoms and ran with it. It has also proved useful to NWO who adopted it as a defensive mechanism to fend off its critics arguing that it's (brave) New World will incorporate all the supposed virtues this movement promotes - indeed the EU are strong supporters and disseminators of political correctness.

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    • Jim Henry says:

      I may be sitting down on the outside but I am standing up on the inside. The PC just rolls off my back.

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      • Jim, Your comment led me to consider how many people were "sitting down on the inside and standing up on the inside" as the communists took hold in Russia, and similar societal changes.
        I and many others do the same as you eloquently put it, but it occurs to me that if we're going along with the crowd - no matter how strongly we oppose it inwardly - unless we express that opposition, we'll be swept along with the crowd just as much as those who agree whole-heartedly.
        To paraphrase Isaac Newton: a society heading to political correctness will continue to be more PC unless acted upon by pressure in another direction.

        Just my 2 cents. Thanks for the comment.

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        • Jim Henry says:

          Just a comment about standing up on the inside. It was meant as a stubborn person. Soon the sitting down turns to standing up which has already come to that point in my life. I will not be a patsy form anybody. Stiff upper lip.
          Jim

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  8. Chris Walker says:

    -My- definition of "Liberalism"
    Impassionization of a philosophy that
    One can conserve energy
    By wasting time-

    On the subject of climate change:
    You can't change gravity by making it illegal.
    You cannot change the planet's rotation by making it "dangerous"
    The best remedy for "Chicken-Little" style Spreading of terror about the climate is good old common sense and the opportunity to do "anything " about it.

    That includes a cessation of spreading only bad news.

    If you wanted to make a change in the "Human climate" find out who stands to make a major profit off scare-tactic climate news and do something about that.

    Long ago, some priests would claim a privileged access to the great God "Ugga Bugga" that no one else could get.

    It gave them an assumed power because Ugga Bugga could snap you dead with a flick of his eyelash. If you didn't do what the priest said, you were at risk! The risk was the anxiety and stress from the idea that the Priest might tell Ugga that you should "get coal in your stocking"

    This is not wholly disrelated to "Political Correctness".
    Some exhausted individual generated
    an idea that they or someone else can delineate your viewpoint. This is whether you say so or not .
    That individual has their viewpoint of you pressed into a cookie mold of what you are supposed to be. So, with that in mind, they now decide what will bother you or not .
    Try to keep in view that the deciding individual has concluded that YOUR mind follows THEIR conclusions and how THEY feel about things.
    So , now, what bothers THEM about the address of others to THEIR opinion is what THEY are sure you feel about it- even if you didn't say so-
    Really, it's not unlike a character one assumes on a video game......in fact that may well be wherever concept generated from- something like grand theft auto- but it's Grand Theft Mind.

    One day a tree branch fell on the priest and killed him. Was it Ugga or was the priest simply dumb for standing under a dead tree?

    People quit being terrified and life became survival due to common sense.

    The proper ending for the Chicken-Little story is grilled chicken dinner and an orderly handling of actual things that can be dealt with.

    The proper replacement for "political correctness?? A THOROUGH education in MANNERS!

    CNW

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    • dotsiewatson says:

      -My- definition of “Liberalism” is: a person who has gotten ahead whether by brains or social and family connections, who now feels guilty about all the shirkers and lazy bastards who didn't make it, and now wants the government, by taxing us and limiting our freedoms, to bring them up to our level, and makes those who disagree with him appear as selfish and mean.
      CF "The grasshopper and the Ant"

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  9. jESSICA Maddox says:

    When they decided to remove the rebel flag from the public view, I dug mine out, hung it up and posted pictures on Facebook. If accused of being a redneck, I would respond, "Whaa, yassah, I is!" If threatened with seizure of my firearms, an extremely close encounter with said firearms would become imminent. If my home is invaded in order to confiscate my food and water supplies, they better hope they're right with God. I being a God-fearing white patriot is politically incorrect, then hoo-rah for me!

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  10. The left, plain and simple, is bullying us with PC. They are using the tactic they most despise to sway us from the right of free speech toward their version of utopia. We are losing our freedoms to bullies. Time to stand up and fight back with honesty and tolerance.

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  11. littlebit says:

    Fighting PC does not always have to be an "In your face" battle. Let's take the baker who was sued. What if he had just taken the order and baked them a brick. Sure he would probably have to refund their money. But what do yo think the chances that their queer buddies would come to his shop to have a cake baked for their event?

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  12. Loren England says:

    It's disgusting! The new normal sucks!

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  13. What has happen to our freedom of speech? seam like nothing you say any more is correct. well I called myself a nigger one day and someone ate me out I ask them what I said. Well I'm just as white as a sheet and had been working hard all day and was tired and it wasn't the first time I felt that way. I do know what they when through.Bless their Hearts.
    You know we in Okla. voted down this "Sharia Law" By a land slide but you know some one would not let it go through. It should be against the law to let a husband or brother kill a sister or wife here in the U.S.A.
    Thats the Muslum Law.

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