Political correctness is a corrupt and malignant form of censorship and intimidation. It is thrust upon the citizenry with the radical goal to crush individual rights and to destroy our free society.
How can something that sounds so positive and innocent as political correctness be so dangerous? If you think that political correct speech is a polite, civilized and respectful form of vocalizing your beliefs you have been deceived. You say, how can that be? Because they aren't your words, they are words that have been deemed correct and you have been trained to use.
Political correctness has influenced America and its citizens for far too long. We have allowed this cancer to grow for fear of being labeled as ________( fill in the blank - example- fanatic, chauvinist, bigot etc.). We have come to fear being singled out, humiliated, embarrassed or labeled more than the fear of losing the Truth.
If we continue to allow this radical agenda, labeled 'Political Correctness' we will lose our right to free speech, our individuality and our traditions. The purpose of this progressive agenda is to control the masses to think as One, in which we lose our individual distinct character and personality. Truth has no agenda.
Lately, we have been hearing our government officials and the media confront individuals that have not conformed to their political correctness scheme. They aim to humiliate, ridicule and isolate individuals into compliance.
When you hear individuals being confronted and accused of using incendiary rhetoric, inflammatory speech , lack of civility or discourse you are observing the agenda of 'Political Correctness'.
You can see the obvious signs of the breakdown of our free society due to political correctness. You are being trained to use new phrases such as Happy Holiday for Merry Christmas, mother and father are replaced with parent #1 and parent #2 and illegal alien is now undocumented immigrant. Even our classic literature is being rewritten to reflect the newly deemed appropriate words.
A truly free society allows individuals to express themselves with free speech, free of intimidation, bullying, threats or coercion.
As a unique individual, I want my beliefs or words that I choose to be heard and not to be just one in a brainwashed herd.
(Cindy Johnson is a community columnist for The Minot Daily?News)