Anthony Browne’s “The Retreat of Reason–Political Correctness and the Corruption of Debate in Modern Britain” is just one of a long litany of books written about the scourge of the new McCarthyism that has seized control of every important institution in the Anglophone world.
[…][ Also: Short Definition of Political Correctness]
Political correctness (PC) has been defined as a neo-puritanism that attempts to save souls through assigning taboo or “disease” status to a real discussion of ideas such as immigration. People can avoid “infection” by obeying the taboo and either not participating in or preventing a thoughtful exchange of views on such topics.
[…] [Also: Explaining Political Correctness]
There are few as intolerant as those who preach tolerance… people who transgress politically correct beliefs are not seen just as wrong, … but evil,… to be condemned, silenced and spurned….”
Browne itemizes numerous hallmarks of Political Correctness: guilt by association, ad hominem attacks, support of censorship, according high status to victim-hood, taking offence, lack of humour, etc. Some deserve emphasis.
[Also: Political Correctness Gone Wild]
On liberal guilt, he says: “The combination of Western guilt and fear of racism has all but killed off the public concern about overpopulation in the last few decades. In the U.S., when population growth was caused by white people having too many babies, the country’s largest environment group, the Sierra Club, campaigned to control population. But now that U.S. population growth is mainly caused by immigration, it has dropped all policies on population, and indeed its funding is dependent on never trying to tackle the immigration issue.”
And of course, the PC have adopted double standards.
Ever wonder why it is now illegal in many jurisdictions to publish crime figures broken down by the ethnicity (race) of the offender, yet universities collect racial data to determine who gets in, and to ensure that visible minorities get hired?
In regards to preferential hiring, Browne’s book could have profited from the use of a flagrant Canadian example of “positive discrimination”(i.e., reverse racism and sexism). As the National Post reported on June 27, 2005, the so-called shortfall of qualified applicants to the RCMP academy was due to its gender and racial hiring quotas that required white males to score 20% higher than women and 33% higher than visible minorities on aptitude tests in order to be accepted [as police recruits]. For a while in the mid-90’s, with unmet racial and female recruitment targets co-existing with a five year backlog of Caucasian male applicants, the RCMP had a quiet “no white males” policy.
[…]Browne’s argument can best be summarized in one sentence. “Political correctness [Pc] promotes the creation of a ‘victim mentality’, discourages people from taking responsibility for their own lives, suppresses free speech, and distorts public debate, leading to bad policies being adopted.”
[….all which are clearly illustrated in the above case example of the once-respected Royal Canadian Mounted Police whose hiring practises are obviously discriminatory against fully-qualified Canadian white males who [then] must score 33% higher in aptitude tests over competing visible-minorities, many, who’re born in other countries.
What ever happened to hiring the best police recruits based on merit and experience? How can the Canadian public have any confidence in “racial-hires” whose primary “qualification” was the colour of their skin? Canada’s majority white population still consists of about 86%… more HERE on this deplorable practice. -Editor]
Political correctness is a new form of dictatorship, imposed by the self-righteous. It is virtue in a jackboot, lodged in the faces of all those who dare to challenge prevailing doctrine, particularly on immigration. It is an undemocratic societal poison so pervasive that it must be neutralized before it destroys democracy itself.
[…] [Also: Political Correctness Gone Mad]
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Other revealing articles at: http://www.immigrationwatchcanada.org/