16 October 2014

The Real Life Impact Of Political Correctness

From the Washington Post:
Libertarians were outraged by New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s “Big Gulp” ban (which a state court ultimately struck down). They slammed it as a “Nanny State” measure.
But it was current Centers for Disease Control head Tom Frieden who was actually behind the ban.
This is the same man who won't recommend banning flights from ebola outbreak countries and who allowed a sick, ebola exposed nurse to get on a plane with 130 unknowing Americans. 

This is the real life impact of the absolute idiocy of political correctness. PC is itself an infection, even though academics, politicians, bureaucrats and media types deny it's very existence. PC infects and destroys common sense

And it also, at its most extreme, puts the lives of everyone (including children) at risk:
DALLAS — Officials at school districts in Texas and Ohio shut five schools on Thursday after they learned that two students traveled on the Cleveland-to-Dallas flight with Amber Joy Vinson, a nurse infected with Ebola, and that an employee may have later flown on the same plane.  (Source)
So keep poo-pooing that PC is a serious problem and claiming that it's "intellectually bankrupt" to believe PC is a real threat to our way of life. The rest of us have to deal with reality while others fantasize about their intellectual superiority as they sip a latte in the faculty lounge.


ropelight said...

So, the guy who came to national prominence for limiting soda pop in New York City is now head of the CDC (which is enough of a head scratcher by itself), and he's obstinately unwilling to recommend a limit on air travel to the US for people from African nations where the deadly Ebola virus is spreading like wildfire.

The man who would ban Big Gulps says we shouldn't worry, that Ebola isn't all that contagious anyway, and that limiting air travel wouldn't work.

Yet, limiting contact is exactly how human populations worldwide have prevented the spread of infectious diseases since time immemorial.

Anyone smart enough to put a nickle pack of peanuts in a bottle of coke can understand the man from the CDC is already infected with PC, he's lost his mind. He's an active carrier of the PC mentally disabling affliction and is now attempting to contaminate the nation.

He should be quarantined least he spread the contagious disease and further undermine the nation's health.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Read the link to Buchanan's piece. It would be a good dose of reality for the children in academia - both students and professors.

ropelight said...

RGW, thanks, it's a good read.

Let the Ebola bug get loose on campus, in the Student cafeteria or the faculty club for example, and watch the rats scurry.

Everyone would be quickly reminded that once Louie Pasteur hit on the method diseases were transmitted he would run like the dickens if anyone withing earshot sneezed.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yeah, apparently Syracuse got religion on ebola:


Anonymous said...

If you look up the history of quarantine on the internet, it is quite interesting. The idea goes way back. The subject came to my attention in reading the civil war era newspapers. The ships would stay in quarantine, anchored in the river, for a certain period of time. Other places throughout history for quarantine would be islands, "outside the city," etc.

There certainly was a lot of sickness from communicable diseases during the first months of the war for soldiers, and all throughout the war for refugee slaves. The stories are so sad.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"The idea goes way back."

Of course it does, as does much common sense - as simple as getting out of the rain to avoid getting wet.

We are even quarantining firewood to avoid the spread of disease and insects in order to protect forests. Trees are more important than humans, I suppose.