Skip to comments.Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture
Posted on 10/11/2018 7:54:06 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
...According to the report, 25 percent of Americans are traditional or devoted conservatives, and their views are far outside the American mainstream. Some 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists, and their views are even less typical. By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who dont belong to either extreme constitute an exhausted majority. Their members share a sense of fatigue with our polarized national conversation, a willingness to be flexible in their political viewpoints, and a lack of voice in the national conversation.
If age and race do not predict support for political correctness, what does? Income and education.
While 83 percent of respondents who make less than $50,000 dislike political correctness, just 70 percent of those who make more than $100,000 are skeptical about it. And while 87 percent who have never attended college think that political correctness has grown to be a problem, only 66 percent of those with a postgraduate degree share that sentiment.
Political tribeas defined by the authors (note: from above mentioned study)is an even better predictor of views on political correctness. Among devoted conservatives, 97 percent believe that political correctness is a problem. Among traditional liberals, 61 percent do. Progressive activists are the only group that strongly backs political correctness: Only 30 percent see it as a problem.
So what does this group look like? Compared with the rest of the (nationally representative) polling sample, progressive activists are much more likely to be rich, highly educatedand white. They are nearly twice as likely as the average to make more than $100,000 a year. They are nearly three times as likely to have a postgraduate degree.... With the exception of the small tribe of devoted conservatives, progressive activists are the most racially homogeneous group in the country.
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
We tolerated it (in the name of ‘tolerance’) for far too long.
Now it’s not ‘tolerance’ they want anymore, it’s demands for acceptance AND active promotion, if not participation!
You MUST let men in the bathroom with your little girls, OR ELSE.
“25 percent of Americans are traditional or devoted conservatives, and their views are far outside the American mainstream.”
Which views, I wonder? Faith? Flag? Family? And how does the author define “American mainstream”?
So if you look at everyone combined, 2/3’s of the entire population hate political correctness.
So why does 1/3 get to decide for the other 2/3?
progressive activists are much more likely
Reminded me that there is a BIG tax credit for INDIVIDUALS filing schedule C and F’s.
There is a lot of winning going on and we don’t even see it.
"Because we're a Democracy!!!!!" [/libspeak]
Just curious, where would Waters, Holder and Clinton call for violence and incivility hit on the social PC meter ? Two negros calling for racial violence and a sore loser for 2 years calling for people not to be civil. As if any socialist would ever be civil.
Illegal aliens, homosexuals, pedophiles, mentally ill, radical Islam.....what did I forget?
1/4 of your population cannot have views "outside the mainstream." Now if you have two irreconcilable and diametrically opposed views, i.e. two mainstream cultures then you are headed for civil war.
This kind of analytic sloppiness is what one comes to expect from the MSM which has sadly been joined by the Atlantic.
I don’t by the “more educated” nonsense. They just went to college for a edu-vacation on the government’s dime getting C grades just for showing up to worthless pud liberal arts classes. I consider a welder or carpenter or electrician who’s had substantial training and gone through the apprentice and journeyman levels of his field to be more educated than these libs.
There is a tipping point.
And when we finally come to our senses and give the the slimy left what they’ve been giving us...except multiplied by some factor of ten...perhaps we can start solving our low IQ pretend-educated, progressive problem.
Every problem they had with a parent is projected onto authority figures. Every religious person who ever scolded them or made them feel guilty becomes the embodiment of organized religion and demonstrates its menace.
Because theyve had a bad experience with a member of a minority group, that experience reveals something sinister about every member of that minority group. The cop who wrote them a ticket instead of giving them a warning demonstrates the danger and corruption of law enforcement, the boss who fired them for shoddy work exemplifies the inherent cruelty of the capitalist system, and every frustrating experience they had with an ex-girlfriend demonstrates some defect in all women.
This is why things get so personal with them so quickly.
They cannot distinguish their worldview from themselves, and so if you contradict that worldview, they believe you have attacked them personally. In their minds, expressing doubt about an accusation of sexual assault means you support rape; scoffing at the need for higher taxes means youre greedy and want them to endure more financial difficulties; and as a Yale freshman puts it in The Atlantic article linked above, You cant devalue a womans right to choose and respect women. Only 31 percent of women believe abortion should be legal in all circumstances meaning, in the mindset of the student, 69 percent of women do not respect women.
Some might argue this is the natural extension of the the personal is political slogan of the 1960s. If everything about you the products you buy, where you live, whether or not you stand for the National Anthem, what music you listen to is political, then everything about you is fair game for a political debate and denunciation. If our political beliefs are what define us most, then those who oppose our views arent merely folks who disagree but a dangerous threat to us.
While the phenomenon is found on both sides of the aisle, I think its clear that a big chunk of the grassroots Left is consumed by this philosophy."
-Jim Geraghty, Natl Review 9-25-18
PC: thought shackles.
How are the entitled Leftist elites going to keep power without political correctness (censorship)?
Because they control the Educational establishment, mainstream media, social networks, entertainment world,
AND, INCREASINGLY, the mainline Christian Churches.
I've always maintained that there's a difference between your standard liberal who used to be the typical Democrat and today's radical Social Justice Warriors. Mainstream liberals may have been wrong on a lot of issues, but there's still a world of difference between a basically decent if misinformed person who wants a more generous social safety net versus PC radicals who are motivated by hatred towards the United States, western culture, and of straight white males.
When your more run of the mill "liberal" who would have voted for Humphrey, Carter, Dukakis, or even Bill Clinton back in the day sees the current freakshow of college kids demanding "safe spaces", shrieking man-hating feminists, and "kill whitey" radicalized minorities who make up the core of the Democrats and liberalism today, they'll either not vote at all, vote third party, or vote Republican (e.g. rust belt Democrats who voted for Trump in 2016).
So in the end, all of the leftist hysteria and PC censorship may be good news for us and bad news for the left in the long run.
Amen to that. I left the UCC over 10 years ago when the raging liberal female minister gave a sermon on climate change and dying polar bears.
Man, are they playing with the numbers. What percentage of the population has a ‘postgraduate degree’, 5%, 10%?
So, that 5%-10% which is fine with ‘Social Justice’, is somehow more important than the 95%? Really?
Because the media is part of the 1/3.
Progressive=Communist since the 30s,so the highly educated are actually morons
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