Politically Incorrect

by Brad Nelson5/17/16

We need a lesson in political incorrectness, because it’s not coming from Donald Trump. Being a loudmouth jerk is not the same thing as refuting the Left. As Dennis Prager notes:

…the very definition of “politically correct” is “that which is acceptable to the Left”; and the definition of “politically incorrect” is “that which is unacceptable to the Left.”

So let’s get started. And you’ll likely not hear Trump say any of these things:

1) “New York Values” are Progressive, left wing values.

2) Men can do some things better than women (that is, men and women are not equal). [And I won’t be PC and say that the reverse is true. You ought to be smart enough to know that and to know that things left unsaid does not mean they are refuted.]

3) Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a totalitarian ideology that has plagued mankind with war and death since its inception.

4) There are only men and women. Any other “gender” identifications have no more merit than if someone thinks he is Napoleon.

5) Global warming is a fraud propagated by environmental, human-hating utopianists.

6) Feminism has been one of the most destructive forces in the West.

7) Rather than blaming white people for all of societies troubles, those of European ancestry should be hailed for advancing civilization while most of the “people of color” around the world live in misery and squalor.

8) America is the greatest force for good in the world…or was before people such as Obama were put in charge.

9) Only a moral people can remain a free people because without self-restraint there is only government restraint.

10) Many blacks are prejudiced against white people.

11) Hard-working people are not to blame for “the poor.” “The poor” don’t need welfare. They need the inculcation of good values…such as the value of hard work.

12) “Social justice” is just another word for socialism.

13) Darwinism is more of an atheist religion than it is a science that explains the origin of life.

14) Racial profiling is a good policy because then you don’t waste so much time strip-searching 80-year-old Swedish grandmothers at the airport.

15) Hybrid cars and electric cars are bigger polluters than today’s internal combustion engines.

16) Children are not better off with a single mother. Children need a father.

17) Not all cultures are equal.

18) If the Palestinians are victims, they are victims of their own leaders, not the Jews.

19) Honest competition is good and necessary. The “sharing” of socialism is destructive.

20) Those who believe in an earthly utopia are destructive fools.

I’m sure you can add more.


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I like books, nature, politics, old movies, Ronald Reagan (you get sort of a three-fer with that one), and the founding ideals of this country. We are the Shining City on the Hill — or ought to be. However, our land has been poisoned by Utopian aspirations and feel-good bromides. Both have replaced wisdom and facts.
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8 Responses to Politically Incorrect

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    A very comprehensive list. I’m sure there are a few Trump might say (someone who wants to “make America great again” no doubt recognizes its past accomplishments), but the probably is that there are few who would say any of them. That’s the power of political correctness, and especially those enforcing it.

  2. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    The list should be framed and displayed in classrooms across America.

  3. Rosalys says:

    YUP!

  4. Timothy Lane says:

    I have a couple of modifications and additiosn. As to point 5, global warming didn’t start out as a fraud, and in a sense it isn’t. (Catastrophic anthropogenic global warming is a scam.) And regarding point 10, there is hostility to other races in every race and racial ethnicity (such as Mexicans who hate the gringos and want to repossess the US southwest, which they call Aztlan).

    In addition, I would add that people of every race/culture/ethnicity can excel at some things and do poorly at others, so that racism can’t be proven by simply counting up numbers of minorities. I would also add that much the same thing is true of sexual differences, which can also affect hours worked and overall experience. Thus, sexual differences in income are mostly caused by reasons other than sexism.

    • Steve Lancaster says:

      Tim,
      The difference in income disappears when you adjust the variables. For example at the University of Arkansas incoming professors of engineering all start at a base salary then adjustments upward are made for the number of classes they will teach and the expirations for research. Money is allocated for start-up research, which in some cases can be millions of dollars. The more research the fewer classes are required and the professor pays themselves for research efforts.

      In effect, the more money the professor can bring to the dept the more compensation they will receive, the more patents a professor has the higher their status and thus, their pay. There is one female professor in Chemical that makes more than the Chancellor of the University.

      The key to the variables are two things, work and talent. The system rewards those who put in the hours either in research or teaching and have the talent.

      In other departments this is not always true, and in some some like English and Sociology it is non-existent. The PC bug has hit them hard.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Timothy, I think you could take any one of the twenty and stipulate them to death until you’ve said nothing.

      But it’s no matter. The main dialect of American culture is complaint and grievance. I met a guy last night while out biking. I learned in the first few pedals:

      1) He’d been laid off
      2) His girl left him
      3) His dog bit him

      I’m making the third one up, but had I spent any more time talking to him, I might have gotten to that. The lubrication of much social interaction in America is complaint. How many people, while taking a ride out in nature on a sunny day, remark, “God must be great. Look at what is all around us. We’re lucky to be alive today.”

      You’ll rarely hear anything like that. Political correctness certainly has a purely power-based and ideological-based component. But I think what gives it legs is that the opposite. My twenty points above express grievance at the lack of a personal utopia. So many of us have become Pajama Boys and Pajama Girls (leading naturally to “Pajama of Indeterminate Gender”). If I were to express the twenty in terms of how I think they operate for people psychologically, it would be like this:

      1) Being rude, obnoxious, impolite, and impersonal is okay.
      2) I hate men.
      3) I hate Christianity.
      4) I hate men again.
      5) I hate industry.
      6) I hate men.
      7) I hate white people.
      8) I hate America.
      9) I hate Christians.
      10) I hate white people.
      11) I hate the rich.
      12) I hate the rich.
      13) I hate Christians.
      14) I hate America.
      15) I hate America.
      16) I hate men.
      17) I hate the West.
      18) I hate Jews.
      19) I hate my boss and co-workers.
      20) I hate God.

      You could say for this or that person that some of these things represent a love for this or that…love for the environment, love of other cultures, caring for the poor, etc. And you’d be right to a certain extent. But what infuses the “politically correct” aspect is that you are not allowed to mess with people’s grievances. And much of the expressed “love” is just a cover for grievance, especially considering that the things so many people so loudly “care” about tend to not get better and very often are made worse.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        Well, I try not to spend much time complaining, and until recently I could always figure out that the frightening thing about my health was that, for all our problems (which is why, when asked how I am, I often say, “Alive”), Elizabeth and I are better off than many people I know. This is a lot less true now, but we’re still functional in a way a lot of people aren’t. No matter how bad things are, they could always be worse.

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