When I first heard of the concept of Political Correctness as a child, I was perplexed. I was told at the time however “when you’re an adult you’ll understand”. At the age of 26, I now understand that it is leading my Country into a living Hell, but I still do not understand why.
To simply fight against 2 tiered justice and terrorism is not enough for me. I want to learn how and why this is happening in what is supposed to be one of the most civilized Countries in the world. Let’s have a look at what Political Correctness is and how it has brought us here.
“Political Correctness is a term used to describe language or behavior which is intended, or said to be intended, to provide a minimum of offense, particularly to racial, cultural, or other identity groups. A text that conforms to the ideals of political correctness is said to be politically correct. The often quoted earliest cited usage of the term (in the form “not politically correct”) comes from the U.S. Supreme Court decision Chisholm v. Georgia (1793), where it clearly means that the statement it refers to is not literally correct, owing to the political status of the United States as it was understood at that time.” Thank you Wilkipedia for the definition.
So now we have established that Political Correctness is by definition NOT correct. It’s a slanted version of the truth designed to avoid offending anyone, and particularly to pander to minorities. Now let’s see how it brought us to where we are today as it relates to Natives. (more…)