POLITICAL CORRECTNESS DEFINED You don't have to be nuts to be politically correct, but it helps!
Political Correctness is a terrible societal disease. It generally defines LOGIC as the dominating force over ETHICS and ETHICS over BEAUTY. This order is a key prioritization of the normative sciences of Philosophy. I would also propose this is how “the spirit of antichrist” operates. It is a major weapon of spiritual warfare, very successfully wielded with both good and bad intentions, with the emphasis on evil.
Logic is unfettered by moral or aesthetic constraints in postmodern society. Logic-dominated leaders show no interest in ethical and spiritually uplifting viewpoints, because they cannot be reasoned out independent of the other norms. They are better known as “Progressives.”
With “Progressives” it seems reasonable to shut down industries, limit human access to natural resources, print fiat money against debt, destroy children in the womb or the Petri dish, and subjugate Constitutional freedoms in order to flesh out a Cartesian brainstorm designed to protect a specific group or resource from righteous discernment.
Those who try to think only logically usually cannot have discourse with someone they oppose without launching personal attacks that have nothing to do with the issue at hand. College students often face professors who have “politically correct" biases, who limit free debate and study of issues from ethical and aesthetic viewpoints. To confront these leftovers from the Hippie Generation is at the risk of failing a course.
It seems the politically correct devotee is mentally and psychologically impaired. Fortunately it is a curable malady, but the human tendency toward self-worship might make it a difficult path to follow, since it is followed spiritually… a foolish thought to the natural man.
In no particular order; What are some evidences of the bankruptcy of political correctness?
Cartesian (single inference) interpretations of the Constitution and other moral bases
Denial of the spiritual, moral and philosophical basis of the Constitution is the Declaration of Independence.
Removal of religious symbolism from community events and monuments.
Banning of the private citizen’s means of self/family protection.
State domination of children over the authority and responsibility of parents.
Undermining parental and spousal relationships by welfare regulations
Providing long term “assistance” to able-bodied people and corporations, thereby creating dependency on government.
Wasting or failing to develop the talents and labor potential of incarcerated men and women and giving them extraordinary privileges.
Forbidding prayer in public places
Removal of public lands and waters from public access and mineral exploitation.
Prevention of the development of private property, which along with the nuclear family is the bedrock of a free society.
Forcing unmarketable totalitarian radio talk shows onto the airwaves, while ignoring the obvious bias toward the totalitarian view in the print and television media.
Imposing unreasonable requirements on businesses, forcing closure or layoff of significant employee base.
Classifying species of flora and fauna ahead of human needs, rather than as an exhortation to stewardship.
Promotion of pagan religious practices in public schools (satanic masses, dark rituals, meditations, etc.)
Ignoring of male-female differences and proper respect in the public arena.
Tolerating the gross insults against women by rappers while firing or suing commentators and announcers for one “insensitive” comment.
Funding of medical research, procedures and drugs that violate the moral tenets of the majority of the population
Interfering in the normal process of courting and other social relationships between men and women.
Promotion and enactment of laws allowing same sex marriages
Treating same sex relationships as equally important and significant as the heterosexual family unit, which is the basis of all successful societies.
Removing basic educational and spiritual elements from school curricula to force time for corrupt “progressive” social indoctrination.
Failure to protect the nation’s borders even to the point of jailing border agents and suing state governments who strive to perform their duties.
Providing every imaginable free social service to those who enter the country illegally, bankrupting entire states and health care facilities.
Failure to offer immigrants the gift of striving for the privilege of citizenship and to follow up on their progress to foster love of the new country.
Interfering with market forces and works of mercy in the medical field even defining the economic viability of individuals and fining doctors for providing free care to the needy.
Violating at all levels the Principle of Subsidiarity, wherein any aid to a person starts with individual responsibility and proceeds up the social hierarchy. The higher up the entity, the shorter the time frame for providing assistance should be.
Interference in activities that are the responsibility of the church supported by the local community (community social and religious norms, care of the helpless and needy)
Interference in activities that are the responsibility of the family and local community (discipline, education, child-rearing). “Progressives” believe children should be raised by the state
Diverting gas and vehicle tax funds from infrastructure building and maintenance to socialist welfare programs.
Setting demanding requirements and penalties for technology when the technology is not yet developed rather than challenging creative people to conceive workable solutions.
Outlawing plastic grocery bags after first demanding them to save the trees
Undermining the patent laws of the nation to discourage individual invention while allowing international theft of creative ideas without compensation.
In true Cloward and Pivens fashion, the thrust to overwhelm the system goes on.
Jerry is a retired engineer with strong experience in environmental innovation which he still applies today with 2 clean water and energy saving technologies. His life avocation in writing and study of philosophical and biblical themes as they apply to the body politic's spiritual warfare. He survived stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006; now in excellent health. A graduate of the University of Illinois (1958, Industrial Engineering), Jerry had post graduate studies at both the University of San Francisco and the University of Santa Clara in California between 1961 and 1963 (Logic, Marketing). As co Founder and seminar presenter he was awarded a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Valley Christian University operating under California private-post secondary statutes for mid career student, VCU was the pioneer external degree school for mid career students. Its course structures were picked up by several well known Christian colleges. Hosted local broadcast radio and TV shows, "Religion on the Line" and "The News Firm" (jointly with wife, Joanne), respectively. Jerry has published several books that are available at Amazon. Jerry is available to speak as a visiting lecturer at the high school, college or community organization level. Jerry is married 55 years to Joanne Dean Todd – 3 children, 8 grandchildren.