Enough with the PC Police and their damn enforcement of Political Correctness
Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report
Political correctness is spiraling out of control and I am so sick and tired of the PC police and their whining.
The political correctness movement has gone way too far and it has to end. Perhaps the original intent of political correctness may have been good, I just don’t know. I do know that the effect of political correctness has been to make everyone avoid sensitive topics altogether. Essentially hindering our ability to get comfortable living and working with those who are different from us. Call me crazy, but this whole PC thing has gone so far, that political correctness has become a bigger problem than the problem it was intended to address!
I have seen the PC Popo come from all sides of the isle, from the right and left. Guess what, the results leave everyone afraid to say or write anything, over fear of being called sexist, racist, anti-Semitic…………… God forbid if I were to open my mouth and spew out some crap that may offend you………………
If I can’t write an article, comment on a Facebook or Twitter thread, or even have a simple conversation; how will each of us ever build enough trust with those who are different from us? If we can’t talk about differences that puzzle us and that we’re curious about, without the fear of being PC and offending another individual, how can we ever overcome our ignorance about cultures, difference with races, or even concerns with people of the opposite sex? This is the kind of stuff that keeps me up at night.
Why should I have to self censor my conversation pertaining to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or physical ability? Why should I be so concerned that my beliefs, thoughts, or opinions may offend another persons sensitivities? Doesn’t this just doom us all to perpetuate the very barriers we say we want to overcome?
To all of the lovely PC Police that are out there. I understand that your intentions and I realize that they may be good, I get it. However, you have to keep in mind that there is often a big gap between intent and impact, isn’t there?. What about the impact of your censorship and finger wagging, when I say something that just isn’t PC? These PC police don’t even realize it, but they are effectively throwing a wet blanket over discussions of vitally important issues. Enforcing a PC form is essentially censorship!! These damn PC police go too far in their efforts to protect everyone’s sensitive feelings. Essentially imposing a gag order on the whole of American society, hindering the simple progress of getting to know each other. This is in fact censorship dressed up as political correctness.
Some examples of political correctness run amock, are examplified by TV Tropes.
Usually, a range of urban myths are presented as examples of Political Correctness Gone Mad, such as …
- Blackboards in school being renamed “chalkboards” to avoid offending black people. note
- But then, a lot of a them are green nowadays.
- Some schools having a “holiday tree” every “Winter Holiday Season”, or even more drastic…
- City councils banning Christmas to avoid offending Jews, Muslims, neopagans, and other non-Christian folk note
- Manholes being renamed “Personnel Access Units” to avoid offending women.
- American public schools in California and other Western states banning clothing depicting the American flag in order to avoid inflaming students who identify as Mexican nationals. note
The so called PC Police have continued to patrol the world, primarily through social media these days. Clamping down on anyone who makes comments they view as offensive or disparaging, by reporting them to Facebook or Twitter. I can not tell you how many times people write me, offended by a comment or photo that somebody has posted on my Scoop pages. When will they learn that what offends one person, doesn’t necessarily defend another person?
So, I have a request and it is quite simple. Can you just lighten up a bit? Go into retirement and hang up your PC Police badge, if there is one.