On “Political Correctness”……………
Let me say in the opening here that I am NOT a fan in the WaPo…..but from time to time they do offer some sage thoughts….
For several years now the Right has been employing a word game with opinions of anyone that does not agree with them….”political correctness”…..
A former Sec of the Treasury has offered up an op-ed on the subject……
I will never again use the term “political correctness.” Whatever rhetorical value the term may have once had is far more than offset by what has been unleashed in the name of resistance to it since the presidential election.
I have made no secret over the years of my conviction that the sensitivities of individuals or members of various group should not be permitted to chill free speech on college campuses. I have the scars to show for speaking out against overdoing the idea of microaggression, the regulation of Halloween costumes and the prosecution of students for taking part in sombrero parties – all of which have struck me as “political correctness” run amok.
I am sure that my Right readers will say that this is just a way to explain the opinions of those on the Left…..if so then it is a short cut because they have very little to offer as an argument…..
I am sure I will hear from them on this…..
I await the onslaught.