PC: A Progressive Pathology
PC didn’t just happen…IT’S GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN.
Political Correctness (PC) seemed to be merely an annoyance to those of us comfortable with the truth; we assumed that honesty would eventually prevail over its obvious fiction. Well, we were wrong. We failed to appreciate the virulence and potential impact of the Progressive movement—only 15% of the population. The ‘right’ to not be offended has become their trump card. PC has become the new norm, and we hardly notice it.
THE ORIGINS OF PC
PC may have been an issue in China 2500-years ago. Confucius observed that the first thing to do to restore a state to health was to call things by their right names rather than use understatement to distort the truth…
…but the foundations of modern Political Correctness are found in Critical Theory, an early-1900s product of Germany’s Institute for Social Research (The Frankfurt School). Based on Marxist conjecture and underlying thesis that “all history is about which groups have power over which other groups,” its goal was to combine social theory, philosophy, economics and cultural criticism to delegitimize reason in favor of emotion and eliminate the distinction between the individual and the group. It was a deliberate attempt to promote and spread Communism, nothing less.