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.
To: agere_contra; neutrino
What a paragraph!
If he said nothing else, it was worth posting the whole article.
What a mind!
posted on 09/20/2005 8:34:47 AM PDT
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