No amount of inferred political correctness will help the situation, but how much of it is manufactured? This inference of PC-ism is a direct result of context ignorance. Especially when we consider the argument that no one is to blame, or rather no one is responsible. This is definitely appealing given our circumstance, but definitely unreasonable – it does not take a great intellect to realise that when we inherited all the privileges and comfort of European settlement, we also inherited the responsibility of their actions on those who were displaced.
Of course there is a shared responsibility – but the distribution of responsibility then also calls for the distribution of privilege. It is simple ethics – there is no dilemma. Equity applies to any black, white or blue. But the fact that there is more of one than of the other is no coincidence. Free Your Mind Political correctness enters the fray, in much the same way as demonstrated by Prime Minister Howard earlier this year. Thinking ethically is just too correct – giving with both hands is unacceptable.
In our public schools apparently tolerance and compassion are too correct. Progress is nonsensical. Suddenly it’s too much to ask to have all your rights back, because now you already have some. Feminism was about equal pay and workplace conditions, and to a large extent it still is. But there is more that remains undone. It evolves to now counter attitudes, stereotypes, and the same exploitation manipulated in more covert ways. Yes, we have come a long way especially in the past 50 years. But that does not mean we should not continue to evolve for the next 50.
The aberration of the politically correct is just another hurdle cast on progress. We’ve seen it before; in Pompeius’ disinformation campaign against Caesar; in the Church’s period of the Holy Inquisition; and in the West’s ‘Red Army/Domino Effect’ theory. Psychological warfare is indeed not a very new phenomenon. It has just recently become manifest on a more subtle but equally more dangerous level. The use of the phrase Political Correctness is to promote disunity among those who need most to unite.
Its success is paramount on the incestuous spindle of incomprehensible hypocrisy. Transcend . . . George Orwell posited that if thought can corrupt language, then so too can language corrupt thought. Fruitful education, promotes fruitful thought. Our guide comes from this education. Only then do we have the ability to critique inconsistencies from Conservatives through to Anarchists; it is through this questioning of what is thrown at us, and by whom, that we can transcend the context ignorant and finally . . . understand.