Political correctness feeds off of ignorance. The postmodern Marxish religion of grievance only survives when the light of reality is snuffed out. Why do you think “social justice warriors” are so concerned with “safe spaces”? These people fear anyone who challenges their worldview. They know that outside of their concocted social justice bubble their arguments not only fall flat but are likely to be obliterated. However if they can scare everyone into toeing their line, or at least into not challenging it,
Might as well check out on ESPN all together. (Why spend money or time on bread and circus “news” anyway?) You see, you, the viewer who wants to hear about sports and not be harangued with social justice PSAs all day are not wanted at ESPN anyway. So what if they lose money, and viewers? It’s you the viewers who are the problem. You aren’t hip, young or “diverse” enough. Screw sports being a place where people of different economic and social backgrounds can come together to talk about stuff of common interest but of no real import.
During the Chinese Cultural Revolution the Red Guards lynched their professors (and many others).
The neo-Red Guards need to be confronted and beaten on the intellectual battlefield. Flat out. They are bullies and bullies only know one thing. Fundamentally the PC brigades are collectivist wimps. They run in packs because that is the only way they can sustain their cult. Individually they know their whole worldview falls apart. They must reinforce their delusions of victimhood en masse.
For those who are not familiar with Morrissey or the band The Smiths, Mr. Morrissey is certainly not a right winger. But it sounds like he’s fed up.
The words below are not “incendiary” to me. They seem pretty matter of fact, and in many respects pretty much the truth. But the singer is catching heat for saying something that isn’t politically correct – in public.
This is almost without doubt. It certainly wouldn’t have been filmed in San Francisco. Maybe if Quenton Tarantino directed it in a smarmy way with lots and lots of virtue signaling to the sensitive classes. Maybe then. But probably not even then.
What has happened to the Ivy League? It’s like the whole archipelago has lost its collective mind and capitulated to PC insanity.
The distinction must be made between modern statist “liberals” and “progressive authoritarians.” That is the “liberals” and the The American Red Guards. The PC brigades. The college army (not really a large one, but vocal) of the intelligent dim.
Political correctness and the “grievance studies” are anti-intellectualism dressed up as postmodern intellectualism.
The truth is the current “post-colonial,” racial, gender obsession (in some circles) is a religion for the dim. A salve for the bright, but not the brightest.
I’m sorry if you don’t understand why The Great Books are great, or worse if you think the wisdom and knowledge of Western Civilization should be tossed aside in the name of reductionist politically correct dogma.
Some folks from Students for Liberty should join. Or maybe the lacrosse team.