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1 posted on 09/20/2005 7:41:48 AM PDT by Tolik
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Very Interesting!

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2 posted on 09/20/2005 7:43:54 AM PDT by Tolik
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To: Voss

Dalrymple ping.


3 posted on 09/20/2005 7:48:33 AM PDT by Voss
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To: Tolik

"A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to."

The DNC in a nutshell and "Mr. No-Pants ex-President" is their king


4 posted on 09/20/2005 8:03:17 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else." Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Tolik
Dalrymple: Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

Utterly and absolutely true. And the taint of political correctness has sunk deep into our world.

6 posted on 09/20/2005 8:07:52 AM PDT by neutrino (Globalization “is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.” (173))
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To: Tolik
Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

Dalrymple just threw this out during an interview! Reading him is a humbling experience: he is lucid, profound, exact where many of us would be inarticulate and flabby. An amazing guy.

7 posted on 09/20/2005 8:12:19 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Tolik

Good article!


8 posted on 09/20/2005 8:17:52 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Tolik

Well, this is a great article, but I'm disappointed to find that I've already read it...but here's bumping that those who haven't seen it will enjoy!


12 posted on 09/20/2005 8:55:14 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Tolik
Thank you for enabling us to read this interview. Curiously enough,after I had read it, my own reaction was to think of an old song - something like "A bright sunshiny day". It rang through my head after I perused the interview.

A classic example how to interview one's subject too. Dr. Dalrymple's clean and palpable hits have- to use a cliche- made my day. Once again he savages, in his own way, Orwell's enemy-Political Correctness. Orwell would have liked this gentleman.

14 posted on 09/20/2005 9:03:12 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Tolik

Saving to read later. Thank you so much for posting this. I bought Dalrymple's "Our Culture..." ordered it before publication. Like his other work it continues to shine after many readings. His essay on Virginia Woolf was immensely satisfying to me personally, confirmiming as it does my own opinion that she was weak-minded and foolish and that the promotion of her and her work in academia seriously harms the character development of young women.

Thanks again.


15 posted on 09/20/2005 9:31:15 AM PDT by Barset
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To: Tolik

Thank you for the ping. The man is an intellectual giant.


16 posted on 09/20/2005 9:41:38 AM PDT by MattinNJ (Allen/Pawlenty in 08-play the map.)
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To: Tolik
An absolutely outstanding post, and thanks for the ping. Every single answer should be the topic of a separate essay. His point about "unhappiness" versus "depression" is a cautionary note about an attitude that has resulted in the drugging of an entire society. Brave New World's "soma," only the battery of real antidepressants doesn't work as well as the fictional one.

But his insights on the Marxist/Leninist origins of Political Correctness are spot-on:

A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

It isn't actually about ideology or even thought control so much as it is about brute power. Although there are certain post-modernists for whom to speak is necessarily to think, the rest of the normal world does not think that way and must have its activities, not its thought, kept under control by coercion. Political Correctness - the very origin of the term is Stalinist - is nothing more than an exercise in coercion, and it is the act of coercion itself that is to be protected by it, and not the underlying ideology, which can change with the wind.

17 posted on 09/20/2005 11:52:26 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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"Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to."

What an accurate, concise and quotable description of the crime of political correctness, and what a profound explanation of why it is so maddening!

18 posted on 09/20/2005 8:24:31 PM PDT by Huber (Katrina: a "weather system of peace")
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