Saturday, January 9, 2016

Politically Correct? How about simply correct?

There are voices that express disdain for "political correctness". It's an odd thing. It appears these are related to issues with "gay lifestyles", assertions and belief that all Muslims are potential terrorists, Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug dealers, the confederate flag is simply representative of southern pride and poor people are lazy. Some want to be able to express these sentiments and legislate accordingly without being told they are "politically incorrect".
It's not just "politically incorrect" - it's not CORRECT. There is NO definitive gay lifestyle. It does not exist. There are billions of Muslims. If they wanted to take over the world, they could. The vast majority of Mexican immigrants - legal and illegal - are simply people looking for a better life. The confederate flag is representative of division and repression. Poor people are not all lazy.
The problem is not about political correctness, it's about understanding the complexities of all these issues. These blanket statements are simply not CORRECT. They are not right. They are not thought out. They are formed in ignorance. If we want to solve problems we cannot begin from a place of ignorance. That's a terrible rabbit hole from which we cannot escape.
If our country is going to be destroyed, it will not be due to "political correctness", it will be due to ignorance. Let's get focused on facts not fiction. Let's seek truth not emotion. Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work.

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