20 October 2010

Admission Is The First Step To Recovery

I've often seen academics in the history related blogosphere poo-poo the idea of political correctness and mock those who bring it up as a problem. I think this is most often due to the fact that they are complicit - or fearful. At best, they are out of touch with most Americans:

"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Adults believe America today has become too politically correct, while just 23% say the country is not politically correct enough. Eleven percent (11%) say the balance is about right. Some people think that government officials too often override the facts and common sense in the name of political correctness, and 74% regard political correctness as a problem in America today." 

More here.


Michael Bradley said...

Political correctness says "language which might offend should be prohibited." American tradition says "I disagree with every syllable you utter but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Correct. It is a tool of the left to silence criticism and stifle debate.

Chaps said...

"Political correctness is fascism with a smiley face."- (Wish i could remember who)

msimons said...

PC is all political and never correct!